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2018 ICAS Pinnacle Awards Recap

Innovation and execution. Since 2014, the annual ICAS Pinnacle Awards have recognized air show organizations that best exemplified innovation and professional execution – the air...

2018 ICAS Convention: A Photographic Retrospective

Nearly 1,600 air show professionals gathered at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel during the first week of December for the 2018 ICAS Convention...

It’s Time to Raise Your Ticket Prices

How much would you pay for this shoe? It’s crumpled, wrapped in duct tape, and otherwise unremarkable... save for the asking price of $530.00. On September...

10 Steps to Buy Social Media Advertising Easily and Inexpensively

The air show audience is using social media, and you should be using it, too, or you’ll miss opportunities to connect with the larger...

Everybody Talks About the Weather, But Nobody Does Anything About It

Weather. It’s the single most common enemy of air shows. If it isn’t the wind, it’s the rain. And, if it isn’t the rain,...

Don’t Do Nuthin’ Dumb: Risk Identification and Mitigation in the Air Show Environment

As any lawyer will tell you, the only way to produce a totally safe air show is not to produce one at all. Fortunately...

Just in Time: Planning, Scheduling and Time Management in the Air Show Community

Air shows, by their complex nature, require careful and detailed planning. Without a doubt, there are hard and fast deadlines that must be adhered...

Raising Ticket Prices: Less is More…Unless We’re Talking Ticket Prices

“Less is more,” a phrase adopted in 1947 by architect Mies van der Rohe, applies even more today to almost everything than when he...

Air Shows in Europe: A Cross-Continental Crisis?

What would happen if North America suddenly lost 150 air shows? One hundred fifty fewer opportunities to entertain and enthrall the 10 to 12 million...

60 Sponsorship Tips

During a fast-paced, information-packed session on Monday, December 4, at the 2017 ICAS Convention, six panelists with specific and considerable sponsorship expertise provided the...

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