Welcome to the online community of the North East Council of Air Shows.
We are a professional organization that 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 everything eastwards.
NECAS is a regional branch of ICAS -- the International Council of Air Shows.
For more than 20 years, NECAS has had a strong regional influence in the aviation industry.
NECAS believes in the acronym, Networking Education Camaraderie for Air Show Success. We invite you to join in believing our mission.
Thank you to our members and guests for your continued support.
Thank you to the Board of Directors and members for contributing to the success of our 2015 Annual NECAS Conference.
On January 30 & 31, approximately 70 industry professionals had a great weekend of learning, sharing, networking and camaraderie. Congratulations to our two winners of a flight in a beautiful WWII B-25 Mitchell Bomber, generously donated by the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario. Funds raised from B-25 raffle tickets went the ICAS Foundation, and over the weekend, NECAS members raised approximately $1250.
Lancaster Bomber UK Tour
A big thank you goes out to our two guest speakers. The first was David Rohrer, President of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, in Hamilton, Ontario. Last summer, David lead a crew on a historic 7-week journey that saw the Museum's Lancaster Bomber travel to England. As one of only two flying Lancasters in the world, the purpose was to meet up with the second bomber and travel in tandem to a number of air shows and aviation events across the UK. He recounted the emotional success of the tour, as well as the challenges along the way. Overall, the trip was a roaring success. Watch the trailer for the official Lancaster UK tour.
Guest speaker Stephanie Stricklen, news anchor, KGW, Portland, Oregon
Stephanie Stricklen travelled across the U.S. to give a powerful presentation on Engagement: From the air to the digital era. She spoke about how to get the biggest bang for the buck from local media and how to maximize social networking like Facebook and Twitter. Her involvement with the Portland Air Show gave great insight to producers at NECAS on how news outlets work, and when and how it is best to make contact. Demographics on various social media sights were discussed as well as how to best manage the content.