The Friday Reception & Saturday Conference will be held in the Porthole room located adjacent to the pool

Program is subject to change, but we are pleased to offer you an outline of presentations which includes two networking breaks and a one hour lunch break.

Friday, February 9, 2018:

Registration and Welcome Reception

5:00p - 6:30p


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Registration and Breakfast

7:30a - 8:30a


Main Conference

8:30a - 5:00p


8:30a - 9:15a

Introductions: SWCAS BOD & Conference Attendees
Kathy Eby, Air Boss Advantage, and Conference Emcee


Welcome and ICAS Regional Update
John Haak, Director of Motorsports, eTix, Regional ICAS Board Member, and President SWCAS


SWCAS Annual Report
Ed Downum, Treasurer SWCAS
Air Show 1 Consulting


9:15a - 10:15a

Managing Security and Mitigating Risks for Air Shows
LtCol. Giuseppe (Joe) Stavale, Provost Marshal, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar,
Miramar Air Show


10:15a - 10:30a   |  NETWORKING BREAK


10:30a - 11:00a

ACE Program Updates
Bill Cornick, Aerobatic Pilot and ACE


11:00a - 12:00p

Top Ten Ideas for Air Show Professionals; a Perspective from the Home Office
John Cudahy, President, International Council of Air Shows


12:00p - 1:00p  |  NETWORKING LUNCH


1:00p - 1:20p

Performer/Vendor Showcase:

  • LM “Lunar” Sawyer, Wild Blue Rodeo
  • Dirk Stewart, Air Show Audio
  • Jim Bourke, Jim Bourke Airshows
  • Karen Moore, ITP – Insurance, Technologies, and Programs

1:20p - 1:50p

ACC Aerial Event Updates
Larry Schleser, United States Air Force, Air Combat Command


1:50p - 2:05p

SWCAS Website Useability
Christopher Van Stelle, Director of the MCAS Miramar Air Show, Director of the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, and Vice President SWCAS


2:05p - 2:45p

Air Shows…What I’ve seen in 35 Years
John Collver, AT-6 Pilot, Senior Warbird, Warbird Air Shows and ACE


2:45p - 3:00p  |  NETWORKING BREAK


3:00p - 3:20p

Performers/Vendors Showcase:

  • Anthony Oshinuga, Air Oshi
  • Ed Prado, Dodge Oil
  • Ron Lee, Skydiving Innovations
  • John Haak, eTix

3:20p - 3:35p

How Air Show Producers can make Performers Happy
Rob Harrison, The Tumbling Bear, Harrison Air Shows


3:35p - 4:05p

Turning the Corner, Taking the Airshow Industry to the next Level
John Haak, Director of Motorsports, eTix, Regional ICAS Board Member, and President SWCAS


4:05p  - 4:30p

25 Years in 25 Minutes
Ed Downum, Airshow 1 Consulting and SWCAS Treasurer


4:30p - 5:00p

Selling the Industry to Strangers
Anthony Oshinuga, Business Owner, Aerobatic Pilot, Engineer, Author, and SWCAS Director


6:00p - 10:00pm

Dinner Cruise

  • Hornblower Entrance, short walk, across the street from the hotel.
  • Arrive between 6pm and 6:15pm where Boarding Passes will be handed out before boarding the ship.
  • NOTE:  If you don’t arrive by 6:15pm you will not be able to board the ship…be on time!