As performers and event organizers make final preparations for the 2019 air show season, it is important to once again read and think about the ICAS Safety Creed:
ICAS represents our great industry. The founding members set standards that have contributed to an enviable spectator safety record. These standards are dynamic and have been continuously improved through years of preparation and experience. ICAS membership carries with it the responsibility of maintaining these safety standards.
As an ICAS member:
- I shall remember first and foremost that spectators place their trust and well-being in my mature judgment and professional actions. I shall continuously strive to be deserving of this trust.
- I shall not knowingly violate or stand idly by if others violate the spirit or intent of the rules and standards set forth by ICAS or regulatory authorities.
- I shall work to create an environment that does not invite or promote unsafe actions and do my best to instill these values in my fellow ICAS members.
- I shall not think in terms of my event or my performance. Any adverse safety circumstances at one event may bring irrevocable consequences to the entire industry. It is our industry and our responsibility.
As the 2019 season gets underway, we hope that you’ll take the pledge this year to abide by the tenets of the ICAS Safety Creed, not just when it’s easy and convenient, but when it’s difficult and bothersome as well.