The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) has released its 2015 air shows calendar. The calendar features access to up-to-the-minute air show dates, locations, and performer appearances in multiple formats.
The newly revamped calendar offers visitors multiple ways to find an show near them or their favorite performers, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds military jet teams. Additionally, the world-renowned Breitling Jet Team will make its first U.S. appearance and will fly in 19 cities.
John Cudahy, ICAS’s president, notes that the increase in visitors to its calendars was hard to ignore.
“From 2013 to 2014, we saw a 37% increase in traffic to our By Date calendar, and a 109% increase to our By Location calendar, and, almost all of that traffic is the result of an online search with one third of those visitors are on a mobile device or tablet,” said Cudahy. “The numbers tell us that families are out there looking for inexpensive, local, live entertainment options and we have a responsibility to make sure they know where to find those options in an accurate, easy-to-use resource.”
The new calendar can be found at Airshows.aero. Calendar visitors can view several options including a map of shows or a simple dropdown list, and sort by month, state, and performer. Users are also provided links to the individual air show and performer websites.