Below is a statement from John Cudahy, President of the
International Council of Air Shows, reflecting on what was a tough
year for air shows... and what ICAS hopes to achieve in 2008 --
As the air show industry wraps up its 2007 air show season and
looks forward to the coming year, we will be analyzing the
larger-than-normal number of accidents that our industry suffered
through during this past air show season so that we may integrate
needed changes or make necessary adjustments to the manner in which
air shows are conducted in North America.
In 2008, the International Council of Air Shows will also be
focusing on issues related to air show sustainability. The
long-term survival of individual air shows requires that they look
at the long-term when planning and executing their events.
In the air show industry, this new emphasis on sustainability
will focus on financial planning, leadership succession, strong
day-to-day business practices, sponsorship development and