Nominations are now being taken for the 2016 International Council of Air Shows Foundation Hall of Fame.
Each year, up to three air show performers are inducted into the Hall of Fame, which is home to more than 50 air show greats, including pilots, stunt performers, producers, announcers, designers, builders, and other innovators who have changed the face of air shows forever. A complete list of inductees is available at the foundation’s website.
“There are always a few who stand out by going the extra mile,” says Steve Oliver, HOF Chairman. “This is an opportunity to recognize those who have moved the air show industry forward and who have inspired us all.”
Any air show enthusiast may submit a nomination using the Hall of Fame Nominating Petition, available for download at the website.
Eligible nominees are not limited to the categories mentioned above. The only requirement is that nominees must have made a significant impact upon the air show industry. Their contribution to the world of air shows must be demonstrated through showmanship, performance or innovation, and may encompass a single accomplishment or a body of work. Additional requirements are that the candidate must have entered the air show industry a minimum of 10 years prior to the year of nomination.
Nominations must be submitted by July 1, 2016.
A selection panel will choose this year’s inductees shortly after the July 1 nomination deadline. The induction ceremony will be held during the annual ICAS Convention in December in Las Vegas.