2017 Babies Join our Air Show Family


In addition to introducing hundreds of thousands of fans to the magic of air shows, 2017 also saw a mini-baby boom within our air show family.

Ava Patricia Newburg was born on July 5, to air show performer and ICAS member Jason Newburg and his wife, Erica.

Lieutenant Colonel Dave “Zeke” Skalicky (former F-22 Raptor demo pilot) and his wife, Kristene, welcomed Piper Paisley into the Skalicky family, on August 14.

Air show performer and ICAS member Matt Younkin and his wife, Kristi, who works as senior logistics coordinator for the Commemorative Air Force Red Tail Squadron, announced the birth of Robert David Younkin, on September 25.

And, finally, Melissa Andrzejewski and Trent Burns of Burns Barnstormers welcomed their daughter, Isla Sky Burns, into the world, on November 5.

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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.