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ICAS Schedules Academies for Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show

September 4th, 2019

This October, ICAS will be offering both its ICAS Air Show and Air Boss Academies in conjunction with the 29th Annual Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show in Fort Worth, Texas. This air show is produced by Alliance Air Productions, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Both academies will take place starting on Thursday, October 17, through Saturday, October 19. Limited availability, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The traditional ICAS Air Show Academy program will be returning after a three-year hiatus to provide air show professionals with hands-on learning at a world-renowned air show. Since 1999, ICAS has been offering the ICAS Air Show Academy program to a small (not more than 25) group of ICAS members interested in getting a look at how one particular show organizes and manages its event.

The ICAS Air Boss Academy is an efficient, intensive opportunity to get the training that is now required of all air bosses who apply for an Air Boss Letter of Authorization from the FAA through ICAS. The two-day program consists of classroom training and real-world observations at a large, multi-faceted air show. Class size is limited to 15 to ensure that all participants leave the course with focused instruction and answers to their most pressing questions and concerns.

For both Academy programs, after an orientation meeting on Thursday evening, participants will spend Friday and Saturday talking with organizers and getting an up-close look at actual air show operations. During the lecture portion of the program, course instructors and guest speakers will use the Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show as an example for different kinds of operations and approaches. Both programs will conclude on Saturday evening at the conclusion of the Saturday afternoon show.

Click here to download an Air Show Academy brochure. Click here to download an Air Boss Academy brochure. For more information, contact ICAS headquarters.