Professional Airbosses

The choice of Airboss is one of the most important decisions that an airshow committee can make. Expertise is paramount. An enormous amount of time, knowledge, preparation, work, experience and command ability is required to produce a safe, family oriented event that is also entertaining. This is not a job for the untrained nor hobbyist. Actual airshow control requires experience in the timing required for scheduled commercial air-carrier arrivals and departures, warbird group flights and pairings which involve multiple aircraft and proper radio protocol.     We are the industry experts in laying out airshow aerobatic boxes whether on beachfronts or at airports.

David Schultz Airshows has FOUR FAA Recognized Multi-Venue Airbosses on staff for airshows worldwide. We are the true Professionals and your economical solution to your Airshow Operations. Trust David Schultz Airshows as we have true international experience, have worked with all of the Major Jet Teams, single ship tactical demo teams, and major parachute teams, and have the properly trained staff with redundancies and backups at all levels of our operations.

Our expertise includes Aerial Events for the past 25+ years in some of the most complex Air Space in the World today. We have safely and effectively coordinated airshow operations in Atlanta, New York, San Juan, Boston, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, Chicago, and Philadelphia Air Space and in many other areas allowing airshows to be run efficiently, safely, and professionally.

David Schultz Airshows has the ability to support multiple airshows in a single weekend and have done so over several dozen times in the past decade.

Professional Grade Communications & Weather Observation Equipment

Tools & the Talent

Investments in training and the proper equipment, makes David Schultz Airshows’ Professional Airbosses the best in the business. Well respected by Airport Authorities, Military Bases, Chambers of Commerce, and Commercial Airports, our Professional Airbosses are known for their no-nonsense pilot briefings, attention to detail, and foremost operational safety of your event. Our SAFETY Record is second to none in the Airshow Industry. We are also publicly well-known for our excellent on-time percentage and for keeping events under our control on-time and very entertaining.

Professional Aviation Grade Weather Observation Equipment

David Schultz Airshows owns and operates leading edge aviation-grade weather equipment such as the Columbia Weather Systems Capricorn 2000EX and Orion Weather Stations as well as several Garmin 396 XM-WX Weather NEXRAD Radars. This enables the operations staff of David Schultz Airshows to relay information such as current altimeter, density altitude, winds, temperature, local forecasts, precipitation forecasts, radar data, and heat index to all participants in the event. This provides an added level of safety to your event that no one else in the business has today.

High Power Dual-Band (VHF/UHF) Equipment with ranges in excess of 100 miles

A Professional Airboss must also own and know how to operate the proper equipment in order to assure safe and reliable operations during all aspects of the aerial event. Unlike others in the business, we OWN our equipment.  Our company has invested heavily into numerous UHF and VHF Radios for redundancy during all of our events. Our Base Station Radios have been retrofitted for extended range and our Base Antennas are the best Professional Grade equipment on the market. We also operate numerous VHF Handhelds for mobile Airboss operations. For Waterfront type aerial events, we own and operate Professional Grade Marine radios.

Subject Matter Experts

Our Airbosses are considered as Subject Matter Experts with regards to the FAA Regulations and FARs that govern Aerial Events. We not only work airshows but also parachute exhibitions and flyovers for raceways and other events.

The Airboss is one of the persons who writes the actual show script. Working closely with the Airshow Committee, airport personnel, and sponsors, the job involves both safety and showmanship plus the ability to plan an entertaining and awe-inspiring yet SAFE air show. We also handle all FAA Waiver and TFR Coordination for events as well. The Airboss is also the proper person to present the pilot briefings each morning of the event and to be the “Responsible Person” on the Airshow Waiver. The Airboss must know all of the applicable government regulations regarding air displays and how to apply them throughout the entire operation. Our personnel are ICAS and NECAS Seminar Faculty members and also participate in numerous Industry Regulatory and Airboss Training Initiatives each year. 

David Schultz Airshows handles the Emergency Extraction Plan Coordination with Rescue Personnel. Our database of performer aircraft information is one of the most extensive in the Industry today. Our company submits and reviews all of these Extraction Details with Emergency Personnel well in advance of the airshow. We work with each venue for the development of their Emergency Action Plan, Incident Action Plan, Security Forces Plan, and Communication Coordination Plan that is now required by the FAA for all FAA Waiver packages.

In 2013, David Schultz Airshows was recognized during the Federal Aviation Administration Eastern Region’s 30th Annual Awards Ceremony. The FAA noted that:

“David Schultz exhibits remarkable ingenuity in developing procedures that directly improve and positively impact safety at airshow events. He imposes a high standard upon himself and his staff. He is at the helm of one of the most professional and diverse companies in the airshow business. He tightly monitors, coordinates and executes every aspect of aviation events with consideration for the performers as well as the crowd. David makes safety his number one priority.”

Professional Airshow Briefings

Considered by the DOD, FAA, and most of the airshow performers as the best Airshow Briefing in the business today, David Schultz Airshows has one of the most precise, no nonsense briefings that are full of details but presented in a way in which everyone can understand. These briefings are detailed but not overwhelming and involve everything from safety measures, schedules, logistics, and frequencies to the aerobatic box dimensions, airspace restrictions, and numerous other items.

The responsibility of a Professional Airboss is a serious business; lives, health, aircraft and property are delicately balanced within our knowledge, experience and ability. If safety is at the forefront of your air show operation, then a Professional Airboss from David Schultz Airshows is an absolute must.

Our airbossed events are well known for being SAFE, entertaining, and ON-TIME.

Briefing Performers for Complex Airspace & Venues such as during our 2019 Great Pocono Raceway Airshow.

Attention to Detail – ALWAYS

Whether its a first time event or one that has decades of historical precedence, David Schultz Airshows looks at every detail associated with your event. Even small events can be complex. We have experience at Beachfronts which require staging aircraft from remote locations, water rescue considerations, Marine Management, and weather concerns both at the Beach and at multiple staging airports. Our company owns Marine Radios for communication for the marine assets required for the safe conduct of a beachfront venue.

Beachfronts like our Jacksonville Beach Airshow requires coordination of more than just Airport Assets.

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