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The Pinnacle Awards Are Back: Recognizing Air Show Excellence and Professionalism

October 6th, 2015

On Tuesday, December 8, at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, during a special awards luncheon, ICAS will recognize the Platinum and Gold award recipients in the second annual ICAS Pinnacle Awards.

Offered for the first time in 2014, the ICAS Pinnacle Awards showcase innovation, professionalism and excellence in every area of air show operations, including: sponsorship, marketing, community relations, ticketing and admissions, air/ground operations, photography and videography, logistics, hospitality, volunteer recruiting and management, budgeting and finance, showmanship/entertainment, website design and application, aircraft design, concessions and displays, safety, broadcast and webcast, event management, contracts and contracting, flight operations, emergency response, security, customer service and philanthropic support and interaction.

A panel of air show industry subject matter experts will judge entries on five criteria: purpose, innovation, feasibility, project planning and documentation and execution.

In 2015, Platinum and Gold awards will be presented in seven different categories: 1) Small civilian air shows (less than 15,000 spectators), 2) Mid-size civilian air shows (more than 15,000, less than 35,000 spectators), 3) Large civilian air shows (more than 35,000 spectators), 4) Military air shows/open houses, 5) Civilian performers, 6) Military performers, and 7) Support service providers.

The deadline for entries is Friday, November 6 at 5:00 p.m. EST.