The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Foundation is looking for nominations for the Air Show Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame was created in 1995 to recognize those who made significant contributions to the air show industry, and represents the pilots, stuntpeople, announcers, producers, aircraft designers, builders and other innovators who have changed the face of air shows forever. Some past recipients include Leo Loudenslager, Paul Poberezny, Bob Hoover, Curtis Pitts, The Original Thunderbirds team, Sean D. Tucker and Patty Wagstaff, to name a few.
“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.”
Eligible nominees include pilots, announcers, stunt persons, producers, designers and builders, but are not limited to these categories. Candidates must have made a contribution that has a significant impact upon the air show industry; 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. A selection panel designated by the Foundation Board of Directors will choose this year’s inductees. The induction ceremony will be held during the annual ICAS convention in December in Las Vegas. The deadline for submissions is July 1.
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.
Submit nominations using the Hall of Fame Nominating Petition