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Continental Air Show Productions Under New Ownership

October 31st, 2019

For the first time in more than half a century, there will be a change of ownership at Continental Air Show Productions (CASP). Dave Olmstead, the company’s long-time operations director, will assume sole ownership effective December 1. 

Founded in 1969 by air show pioneer and ICAS Foundation Air Show Hall of Fame inductee Bill Bordeleau and celebrating its golden anniversary throughout the 2019 season, Continental has provided vision, leadership and personal engagement – as well as sound and narrating services – to the North American air show community for fifty years. Since Bill’s passing in early 2017, Bill’s wife, Dar, has maintained the family engagement with the business.

 Olmstead has been working as the CASP Operations Director for nearly 15 years, handling the scheduling and equipment acquisition, and serving as primary point of contact for the busy schedule of air shows.  Olmstead’s professional background includes producing events, videos, marketing materials, along with radio and television production.