ICAS Behind the Scenes

  • Dec 14, 2013 8:26am GMT

The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) convention is one of the most important weeks of my year. SO much business is done there, both wrapping up pre-convention agreements and developing new relationships. My booth was very busy and I’m looking forward to a great 2014.

I also have some significant behind-the-scenes duties, developing and building all the on-screen graphics for the 3 General Sessions. I also am the video director for 2 of the 3, calling all the shots from “behind the curtain.” It’s great fun but a ton of work to get all those slides exactly right for the 1100 delegates in attendance, including the publishing of the Team schedules. (It also cuts into social times at "the bar!") Graphics were all made in the Keynote presentation software with all the videos embedded in the presentation so cueing them was a piece of cake. The main graphics computer is a MacBook air and backup on a MacBook Pro. They both performed without a hiccup. Gotta love it!

One of the highlights of the week was the panel discussion with three veterans, Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee, triple Ace Bud Anderson, and Canadian Lancaster tail gunner Si Campbell. It was a great interview and I’ve included a few pics of the guys and interviewer Matt Jolley.

As Jill and I were leaving Las Vegas we ran into Charles and his son, Ron, at the Las Vegas airport. How cool to have that connection.

I don’t get to take many pictures while I’m there but I got a few images. Enjoy!