Linda Hammack, a long-time member of our air show family, passed away on July 4 after a courageous, 21-year battle with cancer. Linda and Scott Hammack first joined ICAS in 1986 with Smoke-n-Thunder Jet Shows, the air show industry’s first ground-based jet vehicle.
A memorial service for Linda will be held at the Crossroads Christian Church in Corona, California on Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Scott has asked that memorial donations to be sent to the ICAS Foundation or the City of Hope Cancer Center in Duarte, California.
URGENT: MILITARY JET TEAM REQUEST DEADLINE APPROACHES
Event organizers requesting the participation of the USAF Thunderbirds or U.S. Navy Blue Angels at their air shows during the 2011 (Thunderbirds) or 2012 (Blue Angels) seasons must submit their DD Form 2535 not later than August 1 to be considered by either team.
Please remember that air shows applying to have the Blue Angels perform at their show during the 2012 air show season must submit their applications by August 1, 2010. The team’s 2012 schedule will be developed this fall and released during the 2010 ICAS Convention, December 5-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Later this summer, the Canadian Forces Snowbirds will begin using a similar two-year cycle when they request applications for both 2011 and 2012.
“This is a recent, but very important change in the air show planning cycle,” says ICAS President John Cudahy. “We want to make sure that the change does not cause any ICAS member shows to miss this important request deadline. If you want to host the Thunderbirds in 2011, you need to submit your request by August 1 of this year. And if you want the Blue Angels to perform at your show in 2012, you must submit that request by August, 2010, as well.”
Be advised: YOU WILL NOT HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO REQUEST BLUE ANGEL PARTICIPATION IN 2012 OR THUNDERBIRD PARTICIPATION IN 2011 ONCE THE AUGUST 1, 2010 DEADLINE PASSES.
Applicants are encouraged to use the AUG 2007 edition of DD Form 2535. Requests for the Blue Angels should be sent to the Navy Office of Community Outreach, Attn: Aviation Support, 5722 Integrity Drive, Building 456-3, Millington, Tennessee 38054, phone 901-874-5803, fax 901-874-5813. Requests for the Thunderbirds should be sent to the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force Office of Public Affairs (SAF/PA) 1690 Air Force Pentagon Washington, DC 20330, phone 703-695-9664, fax 703-693-9601.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT; BEST CONVENTION RATES AVAILABLE THROUGH JULY 31
The very best rates available for the 2010 ICAS Convention are available until July 31. This year’s convention will be held at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel on December 5, 6, 7 and 8. For more information and an easy-to-use, web-based registration process, click here.
MARINES ANNOUNCE DATES FOR HARRIER, OSPREY SELECTION BOARD
The U.S. Marine Corps will conduct its annual selection board on November 4 to determine which events in calendar year 2011 will receive an AV-8B Harrier demonstration or a MV-22 Osprey static display.
Those interested in seeking a Harrier demonstration or an Osprey static display for their event during 2011 must submit their completed request via the website: www.marines.mil/community, no later than Oct. 15, 2010.
BLUE ANGELS SELECT NEW TEAM MEMBERS FOR 2011 SEASON
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels recently announced the names of officers who will join the team for the 2011 air show season.
As announced earlier this year, the new team lead will be Commander David Koss of Orange Park, Florida, currently serving as commanding officer of the VFA-14 “Top Hatters” based at NAS Lemoore in California. Major Brent Stevens, currently assigned to VMFAT-101 at MCAS Miramar in San Diego, and Lieutenant David Tickle, currently assigned to VT-7 in Meridian, Mississippi, will also join the team as F/A-18 Hornet pilots.
Lieutenant Todd Royles, currently assigned to VFA-41 at NAS Lemoore, will serve as the team’s event coordinator. Captain John Hecker, currently assigned to VT-6 at NAS Whiting Field in Florida, will join the team as a C-130 pilot.
The team’s new maintenance officer will be Lieutenant Richard Mecado, currently based at NAS Jacksonville in Florida. The new flight surgeon will be Lieutenant Jason Smith, currently serving at NAS North Island in California. And the new public affairs officer will be Lieutenant Katie Kelly who is just finishing up a tour at the Navy Office of Information West.
FOUNDATION LAUNCHES CENTENNIAL WEBSITE
The 100th Anniversary of Naval Aviation Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to generate national awareness of the 2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation. The organization recently launched its new website to provide information and resources to organizations – like air shows – that will be participating in the centennial observance in some way.
NOMINATION COMMITTEE LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES
In accordance with Section 9, Paragraph B of the ICAS Bylaws, ICAS Nominating Committee Chairman Judy Willey requests that any member wishing to submit his or her name for consideration as a possible candidate for the ICAS Board of Directors forward a resume and short note, stating why they wish to be a member of the ICAS Board of Directors, to her by e-mail to email@example.com or by mail to ICAS Nominating Committee, c/o ICAS headquarters, 750 Miller Drive, Suite F-3, Leesburg, Virginia 20175.
“I would like to remind and encourage all members to be pro-active in identifying and putting forth the names of qualified members to be considered to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors,” said ICAS Board Chairman Chuck Newcomb. “It is vital that the Board be populated with members who possess proven expertise and are committed to decision making that represents the ICAS organization as a whole. We have an enormous pool of talent within our membership and it is important that we call on it to lead the organization.”
ICAS THANKS 2010 CONVENTION SPONSORS
Our successful ICAS Convention sponsorship program has pumped thousands of dollars into ICAS and the air show industry during the last ten years. Many thanks to Air Boss & Consulting International; ASB.tv; Mike Goulian Airshows; Julie Clark's Chevron Mentor T-34; John Klatt Airshows; Team Chaos Extreme Airshows; FedEx Express; AirSupport, LLC; Jim Peitz Aerosports; Insurance Technologies and Programs; Mach 1 Productions; Commemorative Air Force/Tora, Tora, Tora; Air Boss, Inc. – George Cline; Shannon & Luchs Insurance Agency; Jacquie 'B' Airshows; Team Rocket; Nalls Aviation; Mohr Barnstorming; Geico Skytypers; Rob Reider, Air Show Announcer; and OnBoard Images.
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