NSIAS Association

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.

Our Vision

Growing aerospace awareness in Atlantic Canada.

Our Mission

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.

Objectives & Activities

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.

Board of Directors

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
Larry Wartman Treasurer    
Voting Members
Jack Backstrom Member-at-Large Mark James Member-at-Large
Larry Gaudet Member-at-Large Paul McCabe Member-at-Large
Chris Giddens Member-at-Large Patricia Myatt Member-at-Large
Valma Harding Member-at-Large Sean Ryan Member-at-Large
Ex-Officio (Non-Voting) Members
Colin Stephenson Executive Director Col Jeff Fletcher Air Force Advisor
Capt(N) Michael Davie Navy Advisor Col Michael Sullivan Army Advisor