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air pros- air show consultants - Ralph Royce

RALPH ROYCE began flying at 17, was Executive Director of the CAF, joined the Lone Star Flight Museum of 1991 and founded the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame.  Type rated in the B17, TBM, F6F, C60 (L18), he holds an unlimited piston powered letter from the FAA, has flown over 100 air shows, and air bossed over 250 shows.  Involved in Air Show production and management since 1976, he has operated an aviation event consulting and air boss/announcing business for twenty years and is well known throughout the Air Show industry. He pecializes in running first time or complex events safely!

Royce is Chairman of the International Council of Air Shows’ Safety Committee.  He is lead instructor for the Industry’s Air & Ground Operations Seminar, both basic and advanced, taught at the ICAS Convention, the FAA Academy, and the USAF Air Show Workshop.  He is a board member of the Wings Over Houston Air Show.  Having an excellent relationship within the air show community, as well as the FAA, Royce was selected to be the civilian consultant and air boss to the USAF’s 5th Anniversary Golden Air Tattoo at Nellis AFB.


air pros- air show consultants - Larry Strain

LARRY STRAIN spent 15 years as a television news anchor, leaving to join American Airlines.  Retired as Managing Director of AA Flight Department.  A licensed commercial pilot, Strain holds types in jets as well as recips and has flown in over 100 air shows.  Strain served in ramp operations and marshalling leadership positions with the CAF, as principal announcer for Wings Over Houston, Offutt AFB, NAS Oceana, and the CAF’s annual show to name a few.

He has been involved in air show management for many years: Director Warbirds of America 6 yrs., Warbird Airshow Chairman at Oshkosh 5 yrs., Royal Aeronautical Society of Great Britain, ICAS Instructor of the Industry’s Air Show Operations Seminar, both basic and advanced.  Selected as the principal announcer for the United States Air Force 50th Anniversary Golden Air Tattoo at Nellis AFB.

air pros- air show consultants - pyramid of experience

Scott AFB (3)
McGuire AFB (2)
D/M AFB (2 yrs)
Luke AFB (4yrs)
Helena Air Show
Air Fiesta (5 yrs)
Elmira NY (3 yrs)
Oshkosh Warbirds
Offutt AFB (12 yrs)
Minot AFB (12 yrs)
Moody AFB (3 yrs)
Frederick, MD (6 yrs)
Ellsworth AFB (4 yrs)
Barksdale AFB (8 yrs)
Holloman AFB (2 yrs)
Kansas City Air Races
Columbus AFB (4 yrs)
Texas Air Expo (3 yrs)
Joplin Air Show (3 yrs)
McConnell AFB (2 yrs)
Little Rock AFB (3 yrs)
Fresno Air Show (3 yrs)
NAS New Orleans (4 yrs)
Texas Unlimited Air Races
Syracuse Air Show (5 yrs)
Gainsville Air Show (2 yrs)
Van Nuys Air Show (4 yrs)
NAS Corpus Christi (4 yrs)
Mountain Home AFB (3 yrs)
Wings Over Houston (23 yrs)
Terra Haute Air Show (5 yrs)
VAC’s Tico Air Show (10 yrs)
Puerto Rico Air Extravaganza
Brownsville Air Show (10 yrs)
Raytheon Inc. 50th Anniversary
CAF Annual Homecoming (22 yrs)
Sheppard AFB NATO Chiefs (6 yrs)
Denver Unlimited Air Races (2 yrs)
AFA’s 4th Gathering of Eagles – 1987
Oklahoma City International Air Show (7 yrs)

The USAF 50th Anniversary Golden Air Tattoo


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