The North East Council of Air Shows supports air show performers, producers and suppliers in the eastern part of the United States and Canada. In the U.S., our area covers east of the Mississippi River, and in Canada our area covers Ontario and eastwards. Everyone in the air show industry is welcome to join us.
NECAS is a regional branch of ICAS -- the International Council of Air Shows. For more than 25 years, NECAS has had a strong regional influence in the aviation industry.
NECAS believes in the acronym, Networking Education Camaraderie for Air Show Success.
Thank you to our members and guests for your continued support.
The 2018 NECAS annual Conference will take place January 26-28 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station in Niagara Falls, New York. Visit the Conference page for more info, and to register.
Become a Member
Click here to become a NEW member of NECAS. (If you are an existing member, please sign in to renew your membership).
Int'L Air Show Calendar
Click here for an annual air show calendar, produced by the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS).
Sign up here to receive our periodic newsletter, NECAS NOTES.
2018 Conference Guest Speakers
Keynote Speaker: Jacquie B, Aerobatic Pilot
Top Ten Ideas for Air Show Professionals: A Perspective from the Home Office
Drawing on both his own experiences, suggestions and ideas from members, ICAS President John Cudahy will provide a list of tactics, methods, tips and ideas for air show event organizers and performers. From safety, operations, marketing and sponsorship to revenue generation, social media and contracting, Cudahy will provide a frank, focused and informative presentation that reflects the unique perspective he has had within the air show community during his two decades as ICAS President.
Air Shows: Solving the Sustainability Crisis
Stephanie Stricklen will offer a hard look at the industry from key insiders and educated outsiders to break down significant issues we need to face to be viable in the long-term. While the presentation will focus on social media and marketing as a way to reach new audiences, it will also offer topics for extended conversation, like switching from a membership organization to a regulatory one, our aging demographic, and retention.
All Conference delegates are responsible for making their own hotel reservation. Call the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station at 1-888-235-6343 ext. 642 or (716) 236-2015.
ACTION NEEDED: If you are planning to attend the 2018 Conference, we require information to permit you on Base.
Some people won't decide until the last minute to attend the NECAS Conference. That's fine in theory, BUT because it takes place on an air force Base, your EAL information (personal information required by Base security to clear your entrance onto the Base) MUST be submitted prior to the Conference.
Therefore, even if you THINK you may attend the Conference, please submit your EAL info to NECAS Board member and Air Base contact Ben Canetti at email@example.com (submitting this information DOES NOT oblige you to pay for or attend the Conference)
Information required: (active and retired U.S. military I.D. card holders are exempt)
Canadian Deconfliction Committee
The Canadian Deconfliction Committee is being resurrected, thanks in part to former NECAS President and current member Bill Snelgrove (Ontario-based Air Boss). The purpose is to assist in deconflicting Canadian Air Show dates with differing locations. One of the reasons for bringing this committee back is, in the past, the RCAF operated a website that allowed any registered member to view all assets requests. Yet, that site is no longer available.
Click here for our public access calendar.
Please send your date information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Plus Bill is always available for any questions or concerns.
Posted February 2016