Sword, Scholl and Schram Nominations are Now Open

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Larry Grace Photography Gilbert Buekenberghs and Julie Clark were the 2018 ICAS Sword of Excellence recipients for their dedication and excellence in the air show industry.

ICAS is accepting nominations for the 2019 ICAS Sword of Excellence, Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award and the Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award.

Since 1981, the ICAS Sword of Excellence has been presented each year to recognize outstanding service or personal contributions to the air show industry. Past recipients include Paul Poberezny, Charlie Hillard, Bob Hoover, Leo Loudenslager and Bill Bordeleau. The award is widely considered to be the air show community’s most prestigious honor. The nomination deadline for the Sword of Excellence is Friday, August 31.

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The 2018 recipient of the Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award was the Darnell Family (Shockwave, Aftershock & Flash Fire Jet Trucks).

The Art Scholl Memorial Showmanship Award is presented annually to an air show act or performer who best exemplifies the qualities of showmanship demonstrated by Art Scholl. Past recipients include Jimmy Franklin, John Mohr, Bob Hoover, the French Connection and Danny Clisham. The application deadline for the Scholl Award is Friday, August 31.

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MacDill Air Force Base was the 2018 recipient of the Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award.

The Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award is presented each year to the military base which, in planning and implementing its air show, not only exhibits traditional community relations but sets new standards of excellence in this area by its community involvement. The application deadline for the Schram Award is Tuesday, November 12.

For more information on the Sword of Excellence, Scholl Award and Schram Award, click here.

The recipients will be announced and receive their awards at the 2019 ICAS Convention’s annual Chairman’s Banquet on Thursday, December 12.

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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.