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Airshows and Aviation Events; planning, management and production

AirSupport LLC is a full-service airshow and aviation event management, planning and production company. Founded in 1995, the company's primary mission is to provide aviation event services that allow its customers to enjoy a professional, profitable and safe airshow. The AirSupport Team draws on decades of combined experience and offers a wide range of services including preliminary consultation, site selection and evaluation, show planning, and complete on-site management. 

Please take time to explore our website and learn more about our track record of planning and coordinating safe, successful aviation events throughout the United States. Check out our portfolio to view our most recent projects. 

Our services range from basic consultation to turnkey airshow operations. Contact us to about starting an event or assisting with your existing.

 

What does AirSupport do? 

AirSupport LLC is a full-service airshow and aviation event management, planning and production company. Founded in 1995, the company's primary mission is to provide aviation event services that allow its customers to enjoy a professional, profitable and safe airshow. The AirSupport Team draws on decades of combined experience and offers a wide range of services including preliminary consultation, site selection and evaluation, show planning and complete on-site management.

Prior to committing to creating an aviation event, AirSupport conducts a feasibility study. The study provides important information about site and sponsor availability, community opportunities, budgeting and return on investment. It can also address potential issues regarding crowd management, safety and security. In addition, AirSupport conducts a post-event analysis that assesses all outcomes of the event. This provides an after action plan that addresses areas of improvement and planning for future airshows.

Show Design

Airports are designed to provide efficient transportation services to the public. Extensive planning and management are required to meet this business need while converting the facility into an airshow venue that will host thousands of spectators. The layout and design of every aspect of the airshow are vital to the event’s success. A well-organized and comprehensive layout strategy impacts your show’s ability to provide quality customer service, sponsorship fulfillment and most importantly, safety. Site design determines where aircraft are positioned, how they move on the field, where emergency services are stationed, vendor and sponsor location and public parking. Addressing show design is key in creating a safe, successful and profitable airshow.

Air Operations

AirSupport provides planning for staging and movement of aircraft before, during and after the airshow. This includes airshow operations as well as a plan to accommodate commercial, military or other airport operations that may take place in conjunction with your show.meet this business need while converting the facility into an airshow venue that will host thousands of spectators. The layout and design of every aspect of the airshow are vital to the event’s success. A well-organized and comprehensive layout strategy impacts your show’s ability to provide quality customer service, sponsorship fulfillment and most importantly, safety. Site design determines where aircraft are positioned, how they move on the field, where emergency services are stationed, vendor and sponsor location and public parking. Addressing show design is key in creating a safe, successful and profitable airshow.

Ground Operations

AirSupport provides in-depth planning to assist in managing aviation assets on the ground.  Utilizing state-of-the-art software tools, detailed maps and plans, we can assure efficient use of space at crowded facilities and insure safety in all aircraft movements as well as static displays.most importantly, safety. Site design determines where aircraft are positioned, how they move on the field, where emergency services are stationed, vendor and sponsor location and public parking. Addressing show design is key in creating a safe, successful and profitable airshow.

Performer Selection

AirSupport provides guidance in selecting performers and other industry professionals required to build a safe and entertaining airshow that meets your community’s goals and needs.

Military Demonstration and Static Display Aircraft Procurement

AirSupport specializes in recruitment and acquisition of military demonstration and static display aircraft. Beginning with filing necessary paperwork for military support, AirSupport can guide an airshow through the proper channels to best facilitate an event packed with cutting edge military aircraft.

Jet Team Support

AirSupport has a proven track record of creating airshow venues at which military jet teams can safely execute demonstrations and successfully accomplish recruiting missions. From ground support procurement to transportation, lodging, hospitality and publicity management, we are well versed in all aspects of jet team support.  By putting this task in the hands of experts, airshows are sure to provide teams with a venue they will want to return to.

Aircraft Services and Support

AirSupport facilitates FBO relationships.  We advise on special aircraft servicing needs, planning and management of aircraft fueling, smoke oil and indicated safety issues. In addition, AirSupport can supply dedicated "airshow experienced" professional flight line staff to manage all aircraft services or assist local airport personnel.

Crowd Management

Managing large crowds in a confined area is challenging. Safety around aircraft and quality customer service -- including access to food, drink, and a great view of the show – are equally important.  Accommodations for Disabled Access and general public access to the show site while maintaining a high level of customer service must be considered. AirSupport provides planning for all aspects of crowd management.

Safety Managment and Security Planning

The single, most important goal of any airshow is to assure the safety of the attending public, performers, aircrews, volunteers and staff. Special consideration should be given to aircraft and performer security as well as public safety around the aircraft. AirSupport provides coordination and on-site management of all aspects of safety planning. 

AirSupport security professionals work with your organization in coordinating with local, state and federal public safety agencies to develop and execute a security plan that is designed to meet your event’s requirements.

Emergency Support

AirSupport will assess and facilitate the availability of adequate emergency services and support for aircraft, airport and public safety. This includes availability and accessibility of local fire and law enforcement services.

Parking and Traffic

The first and last impression that the attending public has of any airshow is ease of arrival to and departure from the event. This demands careful planning on the use of primary and secondary roads, parking capacity and the availability of  law enforcement and volunteers to help with traffic management. AirSupport provides planning and management services targeted to this crucial area.

Volunteer Management

A community that embraces and shows pride for an airshow is key to an event’s success. Civic clubs, youth groups, church organizations and anyone with a passion for aviation can and should be encouraged to participate as a volunteer. AirSupport advises on recruiting and organizing volunteers to help you produce an enjoyable and safe community event.

Sponsor and Vendor Relations

Food, beverage and souvenir sales represent a significant source of revenue for any event. AirSupport’s extensive experience in event management allows us to provide unique insight in selecting appropriate vendors for your event.

Airshow Based Marketing

AirSupport LLC has professional experience, industry in-sight and a knowledgeable, professional team to spearhead a successful airshow based outreach and marketing program. We offer a variety of promotional and marketing services tailored to showcase your organization’s product or mission. By coordinating on-site marketing programs that increase brand identity and consumer awareness, AirSupport offers companies a unique environment in which to target their ideal demographic.

Prior to creating an aviation outreach program for an organization, AirSupport conducts an achievability study. The study provides important information about event selection and audience size, media opportunities, budgeting and return on investment. In addition, AirSupport conducts a post-event analysis that assesses all outcomes of the event. This provides an action plan that addresses areas of improvement and planning for future airshows.

Key elements such as venue selection and site location are the building blocks for a successful airshow based marketing program. AirSupport draws on decades of combined industry experience -- coordinating with each airshow venue to assure your organizations visibility and maximize return on investment.

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Airshows, Flybys and Special Events

Wildwood Airshow
The inaugural Wildwood Airshow featuring the US Navy F-18 Demo, US Air Force F-16 Viper Demo's jaw-dropping maneuvers. This FREE airshow will feature a myriad of additional performers including Scott Francis Airshows – MXS HighPerformance Aircraft, United States Operations Command Parachute team “the Para-Commandos”, Bill Stein Edge 540 Airshow, Jason Flood, Rob Holland, and many more.
Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow ​
The Southern California skies were rocked like never before as the inaugural Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow was headlined by not one, but two jet teams! The AirSupport team built this show from the ground up and managing all components associated with building this groundbreaking event. ***October 2016, October 2017, October 2018***
​Maryland Fleet Week & Airshow
Following two successful Navy War of 1812 events, Baltimore returns with an airshow of their own featuring the US Navy Blue Angels, the USAF F-22 Raptor and the USAF F-35 Heritage demonstration. This two-day event will featuring multiple acts flying above the waters of the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. *** October 2016, October 2018, September 2020***
Great State of Maine Air Show
Ran the air operations, ground support, logistics and jet team support for Maine's premier aviation event, the
Great State of Maine Air Show, held on September 5-6 at the Brunswick Executive Airport. ***September 2015, August 2017***
Culpeper Air Fest
​Supported the air operations, ground support, media and implementation of drones at "The Best Little Airshow in the East" held at Culpeper Regional Airport in Culpeper, VA. ***October 2015***
Potomac Flight
Designed logo and managed all PR / media concerning a never before done flight of approximately 25 T-6 Texan aircraft down the Potomac River, over Arlington National Cemetery and over the Pentagon. Arranged media efforts which resulted in CBS and FOX National Coverage as well as news in Tokyo, Japan regarding the second and third Potomac Flight honoring DAV. ***October 2014, 2015, 2016***
Culpeper Air Fest Media
Designed logo, managed website and social media as well as all PR and media opportunities connected to airshow. ***October 2014 & October 2016***
Potomac Flight Media
Designed logo and managed all PR / media concerning a never before done flight of approximately 25 T-6 Texan aircraft down the Potomac River, over Arlington National Cemetery and over the Pentagon.
El Paso Chihuahua Baseball
Coordinated warbird flyover for the Independence Day baseball game. *** April 2014***
Preakness Stakes Flyover
Managed the B-25 flyover which honored veterans and kicked off the 138th Running of the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico in Baltimore, MD. *** May 2013***
Virginia Beach Oceanfront Airshow
Airshow on Virginia Beach. Part of the U.S. Navy Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. *** June 2012***
Star-Spangled Sailabration
First and second airshow over US landmark Fort McHenry as part of the U.S. Navy Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. *** June 2012 and September 2014***
Hudson River Flyover, New York
First of its kind, U.S. Navy Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, New York Fleet Week Flyover. Featured U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other Navy aircraft flying over the Hudson River. ***May 2012***
Boston Harbor, MA
U.S. Navy Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, Boston Fleet Week Flyover. Featured U.S. Navy Blue Angels and other Navy aircraft flying over Boston Harbor and the USS Constitution on the Fourth of July. ***July 2012***
NOLA Navy Week Airshow
Airshow over Lake Pontchartrain as part of the U.S. Navy Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. ***April 2012***
Muskegon Summer Celebration
Launched first over-the-water airshow at this popular week-long, regional music festival. ***July 2010***
California Capital  Airshow
This hugely successful show has grown in popularity since 2004. It has hosted the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and USAF Thunderbirds and been a part of Navy week and Air Force Week on several occasions. Each event includes static aircraft displays, military single-ship demonstrations teams as well as civilian aerobatic performers. *** 2004 -2012***
Kennedy Space Center Space & Airshow
Held at the home of America’s Space Program, this over-the-water show was staged against the backdrop of the iconic NASA Vehicle Assembly Building and Shuttle Launch Pads. The show hosted both the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the USAF Thunderbirds as well as single-ship military demonstrations teams and civilian aerobatic acts. *** November 2007 & November 2008***
DAV Aviation Outreach Program
Developed to increase public awareness of disabled veterans and to serve veterans in communities across the nation, the program uses a World War II era B-25 bomber and a fully-interactive display — reaching over 2.7 million airshow spectators at 12 airshows each season. ***2003 - 2016***
Indianapolis 500 National Anthem Fly
Coordinated with ABC and ESPN for optimum camera angles and timing to conduct a B-25 2-ship flyby that punctuated the National Anthem at one of America's most prestigious and iconic racing events. ***2009***
DAV National Convention
Coordinated details of transporting 53 foot, 30,000 pound WWII B-25 Bomber onto a barge, through the intercoastal waterway, up the Mississippi River and past the French Quarter to it's final destination at the Canal Street Warf in downtown New Orleans.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Concert DAV/EAA
Coordinated the performance of contemporary swing revival band for the Salute to Veterans concert at EAA AIrVenture. *** July 2014 & July 2016***
Salute to Veterans at EAA AirVenture
Planned and implemented a day long celebration saluting veterans at the 2013 AirVenture with EAA Warbirds of America and EAA AirVenture. The events took place in Phillips 66 plaza and featured a Vietnam tribute with General Brady, discussion with WWII "triple ace"- Bud Anderson, the history of warbirds, WWII style singers, veterans parade, medal of honor recipient and Vietnam veterans returning from an honor flight greeted by singer Tony Orlando. ***July 2013***
Phil Vassar Concert DAV/EAA Warbirds
Organized logistics of ACM Winner's performance at Theater in the Woods, EAA AirVenture ***July 2012***
Aaron Tippin at Terre Haute Air Fair
Coordinated efforts to host this well known country music artist and aviation enthusiast at the Terre Haute Air Fair. ***2007***
Gary Sinise and The Lt. Dan Band
Organized logistics for this popular band, that focuses on performing for active and veteran military, to perform at EAA AirVenture's Friday night concert at Theater in the Woods and Phillips 66/ Boeing Plaza. ***July 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015***
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AirSupport LLC

6470 Powell Hill Road

Naples, NY  14512

Tel: 585-393-9000

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Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow ​

The Southern California skies were rocked like never before as the inaugural Breitling Huntington Beach Airshow was headlined by not one, but two jet teams! The AirSupport team built this show from the ground up and managing all components associated with building this groundbreaking event. ***October 2016, October 2017, October 2018***