John Cudahy, President of the International Council of Air
Shows, is relaxed, smiling, and for the first time in a week, NOT
running to another meeting while talking on a cell phone.
It is the end of the ICAS convention in Dallas. All around him, the
staff is packing up, getting things shipped back to headquarters in
Virginia. He’s in jeans and a non-airshow t-shirt.
(That’s a surprise), bears a strong resemblance to an actor
on “ER” (NOT George Clooney) and he takes 15 minutes to
sit down with ANN and recap the show.
Aero-News: Best part of the convention?
John Cudahy-ICAS: I would say there was a definite
increase in the business orientation…with both performers
and organizers treating this as a busines
Patty Wagstaff needs no introduction. What might surprise you at
this point in her career, is that after 12 years, she’s
looking for a new sponsor!
She told ANN that “Goodrich and I have mutually agreed to
seek other opportunities.”
She admits that “it’s a little scary, but I want a
bigger sponsor, who’s more involved in the day-to-day
promotion, a message or product that we can work with 12 months a