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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 everything eastwards.

NECAS is a regional branch of ICAS -- the International Council of Air Shows.

For 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.

Annual Conference

The 2018 NECAS annual Conference is confirmed for January 26-28 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station in Niagara Falls, New York. The Conference Page will be updated in September with more details. For those familiar with the Conference, it will follow a similar format. 

Become a Member

Click here to sign up to become a NECAS member. 

International Air Show Calendar

Click here for an annual air show calendar, produced by the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS).

NECAS Newsletter

Sign up here to receive our periodic newsletter, NECAS NOTES.

2017 Conference Keynote Dinner Speaker

Retired Col. Bill Goldfein

Join us as we hear from a career aviator and U.S. Air Force serviceman about his illustrious career which in part included flying the F-4 with the 555th Fighter Squadron, accumulating more than 2,000 hours of flight. If his name sounds familiar, one of his three sons -- all of whom are air force officers -- is General David Goldfein, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff. 

2017 Conference Guest Speaker

Mike Wiskus, Aerobatic Performer

Like many air show pilots, Mike Wiskus’ passion for aviation started at a young age after his Dad took him to his first air show in Iowa at the age of 10. That show made a lasting impression so deep that at 14, Mike rode his bike to the airport for two weeks straight and bugged the owner for a job washing airplanes and cleaning hangars. He received his Pilot’s License on his 17th birthday, and 38 years later has accumulated 24,000+ flight hours in 40+ aircraft. Today, he keeps a very busy schedule flying for Corporate America and maintaining a full-time air show schedule flying the Lucas Oil stunt plane.

ACTION NEEDED: if you THINK you may attend the 2017 NECAS Conference but won't register by January 4

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 by January 4, 2017. 

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 (submitting this information DOES NOT oblige you to attend the Conference)

Information required: (active and retired U.S. military I.D. card holders are exempt)

  • Name 
  • Drivers Licence #
  • Date of Birth
  • Passport # (for non-Americans only)
  • Nationality

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. This will be important in 2017 -- Canada's 150th birthday -- when we expect more than usual requests for air shows in a compressed season. 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 Plus Bill is always available for any questions or concerns. 

Posted February 2016

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