A Special offer for Air Show Producers



Jennica Cortes
Reservations Manager
Tel. 619-358-6015


SWCAS is an excellent venue for networking with regional resources, military and civilian air show professionals

  • FAA Speakers

  • Performer’s Showcase

  • Networking Opportunities

  • Keynote Speakers

  • Military Representation

  • Air Show Producer Access


5:00pm until 7:00pm

Meet and greet in a casual atmosphere

The Friday Reception & Saturday Conference will be held in the Porthole room located adjacent to the pool

Dress: Business Casual

The Friday Reception & Saturday Conference will be held in the Porthole room located adjacent to the pool

Program is subject to change, but we are pleased to offer you an outline of presentations which includes two networking breaks and a one hour lunch break.


7:30am - 8:30am

CONFERENCE (w/ morning & afternoon breaks)

8:30am - 5:00pm


12:00pm - 1:00pm


8:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress: Business Casual

Harry Wardwell

Executive Director, California International Air Show
Former ICAS Chairman

Topic: Running an Air Show with an All-Volunteer Organization.
Keeping it Successful – the good, the bad, the ugly!

Steve Bultman

USAF Air Combat Command

Topic: ACC Aerial Event Updates

John Eggett

Court Wizard Special Effects
Owner, Air Show Arsenal

Topic: More than just KA-BOOM!

Angela Terry

Director of Operations, California Capital Air Show

Topic: Missionizing Your Air Show with STEM

Stephanie Stricklen

Project InfraRed

Topic: Marketing to the Emerging Generations

more to follow...

Cocktails at 6:30pm

Dinner at 7:15pm

POC for the Dinner will be Ed Downum.
He will contact you 2 weeks prior for your menu selection.

Dress: Business Casual


1355 N. Harbor Dr. San Diego, 92101
email reservations

Enjoy all that this city has to offer from our San Diego bayfront hotel, conveniently located just minutes from everything. Wyndham San Diego Bayside offers newly enhanced accommodations with modern conveniences, like an activities and tours concierge, complimentary Wi-Fi and a poolside gym. Opposite San Diego Bay, this waterfront hotel is 0.9 miles from the Gaslamp Quarter, 3.4 miles from Balboa Park and 7 miles from SeaWorld San Diego.

The relaxed, airy rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with premium channels and coffeemakers. They also include desks, ergonomic chairs and furnished balconies, while suites add separate living areas and pull-out sofas.

There are 3 restaurants, including a steakhouse. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a poolside gym and 27,000 sq ft of meeting space, plus a business center. There's a free airport shuttle. Segway and bike rentals are available.

Does Wyndham San Diego Bayside have parking fees?
Located on the waterfront, our San Diego hotel offers convenient guest parking for $29 a night and valet parking for $40 a day. Leave the car here and walk to the beach, downtown, restaurants, shopping, and the harbor, as well as the Cruise Ship Terminal and San Diego Convention Center. We also offer bike and Segway rentals so you can explore and get around town.

Does the hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes we do. Wyndham San Diego Bayside offer a complimentary shuttle to San Diego International Airpiort. Our free shuttle goes to and from the airport daily, every 15 minutes from 5:00 am - 9:00 am, then every half hour from 9:00 am - 12 am.

Does the hotel offer breakfast?
Guests of the Wyndham San Diego Bayside can wake up to breakfast at Hazelwood's Deli & Cafe. Located in the Wyndham complex, Hazelwood's offers a menu of delicious breakfast foods with sweeping view of San Diego Bay. You can grab breakfast to go or enjoy it in bed with in-room dining starting at 5:00 am.

Does the hotel offer restaurants and bars?
Yes. The Wyndham San Diego Bayside complex offers wonderful dining experiences. Savor perfectly cooked steaks and seafood at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, or enjoy American comfort food with beautiful bay views at Hazelwood's Bayside Cafe. You can also grab casual fare at the Lobby Grab -n- Go, or dine on your room's balcony overlooking the bay with in-room dining from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm.

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The South West Council of Air Shows is an association of airshow producers, performers and support service providers.

SWCAS was created as a regional branch of ICAS, the International Council of Air Shows to allow for better representation of airshow related issues as well as provide a local arena to promote the interests and advancement of airshows in the Southwest.

Our mission is to support a safe, successful and sustainable future for airshows in the Southwest and throughout the airshow community. We do this by providing a wealth of industry “best practices”, airshow knowledge, resources and shared experience from our members.