About the Air Show Hall of Fame

The International Council of Air Shows Foundation’s Air Show Hall of Fame was created in 1995 to honor those who have made a significant contribution to the air show industry. Recognizing the industry’s outstanding professionals is one of the clearest goals of the Foundation. In addition to honoring one or more individuals each year, the Foundation seeks to educate the people in our industry about their own past, and to educate the current and future air show community about the illustrious history of air shows.
Inductees to the Air Show Hall of Fame must meet the following criteria:

  1. The inductee can be from any field in the air show industry. This includes, but is not limited to, pilots, stunt persons, announcers, designers, producers and builders.
  2. The inductee must have made a contribution that had a significant impact upon the air show industry. The inductee’s contribution may be demonstrated through showmanship, performance or innovation, and may encompass a single accomplishment or a body of work. These contributions must have already matured and be generally recognized as a significant achievement.
  3. The inductee must have entered the air show industry at least 10 years prior to the date of nomination.
  4. The inductee need not be a current or former member of the International Council of Air Shows.
  5. The inductee may be living or deceased.


The ICAS Foundation welcomes nominations to the Air Show Hall of Fame throughout the year, with nominations closing on July 1. Anyone may submit a nomination for induction into the Air Show Hall of Fame as long the nominee meets the minimum criteria for induction. Nominations and substantiating data must be submitted electronically using the Air Show Hall of Fame Nominating Form, and should be sent to the Hall of Fame mailbox: halloffame@icasfoundation.org. Or fill out digitally HERE!

The Air Show Hall of Fame Selection Committee meets annually to select the inductees for the year. Nominations received on or before July 1 will be considered for that year’s class of inductions. Inductions are announced in August, and the induction ceremony is held during the annual ICAS convention in December.



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Upcoming Dates

July 1, 2017 Hall of Fame Nominations Due
December 6-9, 2017 ICAS Convention in Las Vegas
December 31, 2017 Scholarship Applications Due