The 2015 International Council of Air Shows Convention is set to begin Sunday, December 6th at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada. It is set to run through Wednesday, December 9th.

The calm before the storm at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The calm before the storm at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Air show stars, performers, organizers, media, and other industry leaders are set to converge on Las Vegas this week. Together, they'll begin exchanging ideas, conducting business, and begin the process of planning the 2016 air show season.  

Air show organizers will start forming their performer lineup their 2016 show, while performers begin looking for shows to host them during the upcoming season. The United States Navy Blue Angels are set to release their 2017 season schedule, while the United States Air Force Thunderbirds plan on releasing their 2016 and 2017 itenirary.  

An F-16 Fighting Falcon dressed in the United States Air Force Thunderbirds paint scheme sits inside the Rio Hotel Saturday. 

An F-16 Fighting Falcon dressed in the United States Air Force Thunderbirds paint scheme sits inside the Rio Hotel Saturday. 

In addition, industry leaders and officials will hold various workshops on air show planning, safety, logistics, etc. The ICAS Convention is the ultimate learning environment for everyone involved in the air show industry.

By the end of the week, a major part of the 2016 air show season will have been set, and news will begin to spread regarding performer appearances at shows around North America.

The United States Navy Blue Angels board Fat Albert Airlines bound for Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday morning. 

The United States Navy Blue Angels board Fat Albert Airlines bound for Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday morning. 

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