December 17th, 2019

In a unanimous decision by the ICAS Board of Directors, air show performer Matt Chapman was presented with the ICAS Special Achievement Award during a ceremony in Las Vegas last week. 

Bestowed irregularly by the ICAS Board to recognize extraordinary accomplishments and unique achievements by an air show professional, the award was presented to Chapman following his retirement as an air show performer at the end of the 2019 air show season. 

On behalf of his fellow ICAS Board members, Dennis Dunbar singled out Chapman not just for his 37-year career as an air show performer, but for his work in developing the ACE program’s practical evaluation standards, for his two-year stint as chairman of the ICAS ACE Committee, and for the work he has done for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University to make aviation more accessible to future pilots and aviation professionals. 

Click here to watch a video of Matt receiving his award.


December 17th, 2019

Former ICAS Foundation Board member Dale Drumright was recognized during the 2019 ICAS Convention as the 45th recipient of the prestigious ICAS Sword of Excellence. 

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December 17th, 2019

Last week’s 2019 ICAS Convention attracted 1,501 delegates to the Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, a slight drop from 2018 and 9.7% higher than the most recent ten-year average. 

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Air Shows Magazine 4Q

November 20th, 2019

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Volume 50 / Number 4 / Fourth Quarter / 2019

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2019 – 2022 Board of Directors Election Ballot Finalized

November 4th, 2019

The election ballot for this year’s ICAS Board of Directors election has been finalized. It will include three candidates identified by the ICAS Nominations Committee (Colin Stephenson from ... See More

Opening General Session: A Conversation with Heroes

November 4th, 2019

On the morning of Tuesday, December 10, David Hartman, the original host of ABC’s Good Morning, America morning news program, will moderate a discussion with three World War II veterans to ... See More

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, ... See More

ICAS Foundation Announces 2019 Inductees into Air Show Hall of Fame

October 29th, 2019

The International Council of Air Shows Foundation will induct wingwalker Teresa Stokes, air boss Wayne Boggs and aircraft designer/builder Steve Wolf into the Air Show Hall of Fame on Thursday, ... See More

JLC Air Show Management Launches Air Show Race Series

October 24th, 2019

In early October, the FAA provided final accreditation to JLC Air  Show Management for a new air show-based racing series that is expected to debut during the 2021 air show season. 

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September 20th, 2019

In accordance with Section 9, Paragraph B(1) of the ICAS Bylaws, the Board of Directors has named a Nominating Committee consisting of Kevin Walsh (chair), Judy Willey, ... See More

Matt Chapman Announces Retirement Following 2019 Season

September 5th, 2019

Earlier this summer, aerobatic pilot and longtime ICAS member Matt Chapman took to social media to announce that he would be retiring as an air show pilot after the 2019 air show season. This ... See More

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 ... See More