The Nova Scotia International Air Show Association (NSIASA) was formed as a Nova Scotian not-for-profit society in 1996. It originally evolved as the civilian equivalent to the military organizing team that managed the Shearwater International Air Show from 1981 to 1995.
Growing aerospace awareness in Atlantic Canada.
The Nova Scotia International Air Show Association will present and foster the growth of Air Shows in Atlantic Canada. In support of aviation, aerospace and defence and in showcasing the Canadian Forces, NSIASA will provide economic value and top-level entertainment for the fans and communities.
Through its core activities, the Nova Scotia International Air Show Association will maintain the premiere annual air show event in the region - The Atlantic Canada International Air Show.
In conjunction with the Air Show, NSIASA will operate the Canadian Defence Aerospace and Security Exhibition Atlantic - an industry showcase and networking event highlighting business opportunities for the region and creating an economic base for air show operations.
NSIASA will promote, partner with, and produce additional air shows in Atlantic Canada. NSIASA will participate with industry in order to expand the fan base for air shows, widen appreciation of aviation and the military, and positively affect the Association in its core activities.
NSIASA will partner with industry associations for the promotion of air shows, tourism and aerospace industry growth.
Our volunteer Board of Directors supports the Organizing Team's efforts with guidance and governance of both DEFSEC Atlantic and the Atlantic Canada International Air Show. The current members of the Board are:
|Gerry Morey||Chair||Mark McIntyre||Vice-Chair|
|Jim MacKenzie||Secretary||Tony Goode||Past Chair|
|Jack Backstrom||Member-at-Large||Paul McCabe||Member-at-Large|
|Larry Gaudet||Member-at-Large||Patricia Myatt||Member-at-Large|
|Chris Giddens||Member-at-Large||Sean Ryan||Member-at-Large|
|Ex-Officio (Non-Voting) Members|
|Colin Stephenson||Executive Director||LCol Scott Dennis||Air Force Advisor|
|Capt(N) Guillaume Lafrance||Navy Advisor||Col Warren Smith||Army Advisor|