The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Foundation is looking for nominations for its Air Show Hall of Fame, created in 1995 to recognize those who have made significant contributions to the air show industry. It includes pilots, stunt people, announcers, producers, aircraft designers, builders and “other innovators who have changed the face of air shows forever,” the organization said.
“The legacy of the air show performer and the heritage of air shows is important to us all,” said Hall of Fame chairman Steve Oliver. “This is an opportunity to recognize those who have brought the air show industry forward and who have inspired us all.”
Submit nominations using the Hall of Fame Nominating Petition. It’s available for download at the foundation’s web site, www.icasfoundation.org.
“Eligible nominees include pilots, announcers, stunt persons, producers, designers and builders, but are not limited to these categories,” Oliver said. Candidates must have made a contribution that had a significant impact upon the air show industry, he said. The contribution may be demonstrated through showmanship, performance or innovation, and may encompass a single accomplishment or a body of work. The candidate must have entered the air show industry a minimum of 10 years prior to the year of nomination. The deadline for submissions is August 1, after which a selection panel designated by the foundation’s board of directors will choose this year’s inductees, Oliver said. The induction ceremony will be held during the annual ICAS convention in December at Las Vegas.
The ICAS Foundation is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the history, and recognizing the advances of, the air show industry. In addition to the Hall of Fame, the Foundation’s programs include several aviation scholarships and a Family Fund to assist families when tragedy strikes within the air show community.
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