MCAS Miramar Air Show to Host 2018 ICAS Air Boss Academy


ICAS will conduct the ICAS Air Boss Academy in conjunction with the MCAS Miramar Air Show on Thursday, September 27, Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 in San Diego, California.

As the new Air Boss Recognition Program is implemented and the air show community moves toward the January 1, 2019 deadline for mandatory compliance with the program, more and more air bosses will be working to meet the required training requirements. Participating in the ICAS Air Boss Academy is one way to meet that training requirement.

Like the traditional ICAS Air Show Academy, the more narrowly focused Air Boss Academy uses an actual air show as a “living classroom” to provide a small number of ICAS members with a unique opportunity to learn tips, techniques, strategies and tactics for providing air boss services that ensure a safe, entertaining, well-orchestrated air show.

The program will begin with an informal get-to-know-each-other session on the evening of Thursday, September 27. Friday will be focused on attending the pre-show safety briefing and classroom discussions on air boss-related issues. Saturday will begin with additional classroom instruction and conclude with observing air boss operations on Saturday afternoon at the MCAS Miramar Air Show.

Performers scheduled to participate in the 2018 MCAS Miramar Air Show include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the U.S. Marines F-35B Lightning II JSF, the Boeing AV-8B Harrier, Sean D. Tucker, John Collver, the Shockwave Jet Truck, the Patriots Jet Team and more.

The cost of the program is $295 per person. Details on the 2018 ICAS Air Boss Academy and registration materials will be made available later this spring. The academy will be strictly limited to the first fifteen (15) registrants.

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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.