Hangaring the Plane


As the winter chill settles in and performers across the country are parking their aircraft safely in their hangars to protect against the harsh impact of the elements, it is also time to start considering how to give those aircraft some much needed TLC.  For the past two years at the ICAS Convention, the mechanically-minded members of ICAS have joined with crew chiefs and regulators to discuss the impact of air show flying on aircraft as well as ways to safeguard against this very rigorous style of flying.   

This dialogue will continue at the 2013 ICAS Convention with a pair of education sessions on Thursday December 5th in the Champagne 1 room at the Paris Hotel.  There will be a roundtable discussion where pilots and mechanics alike can ask questions and listen to discussion on tips, ideas and concerns.  This round table is the ideal location for seeking information on how to best care for your aircraft from people that truly understand the demands on aircraft in the air show environment.  ICAS member Buck Roetman of Wild Horse Aviation is an A&P mechanic with IA for over 35 years and will be moderating the dialogue.  Feel free to give him an email at buckeagle2@hotmail.com if you have any questions that you would like to see discussed in this forum.

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The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) is a trade association dedicated to building and sustaining a vibrant air show industry to support its membership. To achieve this goal, ICAS demands its members operate their air show business at only the highest levels of safety, professionalism, and integrity.