Ed Downum


Air Show 1 Consulting

Topic: Lessons Learned as an Event Organizer

Currently residing, surviving and freezing in New Hampshire, Ed served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 27 years where he flew the A6-E Intruder as a Naval Flight Officer (NFO).

As the Deputy Operations Officer, he served as air show coordinator for MCAS El Toro for the 1993-1997 Air Shows, then transferred to MCAS Miramar, San Diego, where he became the Air Show Director for MCAS Miramar Air Show from 1998-2016.

Ed retired from USMC September 2000 and his Civil Service job April 2016, after 43 years of dedicated government service. He has been a SWCAS member since it was chartered in 1993, and board member from 1996-present.