For the first time, ICAS released most of the U.S. and Canadian single-ship demonstration team schedules on the morning of the first day of the convention, providing delegates with more time and information to plan their upcoming air shows during the convention. The 2018 performance schedules for the RCAF CF-18 Hornet, USAF F-22 Raptor, USAF F-16 Viper, USAF F-35 Lightning, USAF A-10 Warthog, USMC V-22 Osprey, and USMC AV8B Harrier demonstration teams were released at the conclusion of the convention’s opening general session.
“The military continues to be very helpful in giving the air show community the tools they need to plan and conduct our events,” said ICAS President John Cudahy. “This small, but critical change improved the dynamics of the convention and made the entire event more productive and efficient.”
The opening general session also included announcements of the 2018 and 2019 Blue Angels schedules, the 2018 and 2019 Thunderbirds schedules, and the 2018 RCAF Snowbirds schedule.