AIR BOSS EXPERIENCE


Cleveland National Air Show, 08/30/2018 (Cleveland, OH) – assisted with event timeline, reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, conducted pre-show performer safety briefing, assisted air show operations with Air Boss Jim Tucciarone and managed 47 medical helicopter evolutions within TFR while serving as Life Flight Air Boss


Manassas Air Show, 05/04/2018 (Manassas, VA – DBA David Schultz Airshows LLC) – coordinated with Washington FSDO IIC, reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, prepared event timeline, conducted pre-show performer safety briefing, coordinated with Manassas Tower and Potomac TRACON to assign transponder codes and verify flight plans for performers and served as Air Boss during Friday rehearsal and Saturday evolution


Culpeper Air Fest, 10/13/2017 (Brandy Station, VA) – reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan and assisted air show operations with Air Boss Jim Tucciarone


Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show, 09/14/2017 (Virginia Beach, VA) – assisted with event timeline and pre-show performer safety briefing, reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, assisted air show operations with Air Boss Jerome Morick and served as Air Boss during show


Cleveland National Air Show, 08/31/2017 (Cleveland, OH) – assisted with event timeline, reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, presented pre-show performer safety briefing to late-arriving participants, assisted air show operations with Air Boss Jim Tucciarone and managed 48 medical helicopter evolutions within TFR while serving as Life Flight Air Boss


Chennault International Airshow, 04/26/2017 (Lake Charles, LA) – assisted airshow committee with event planning, coordinated with Houston FSDO IIC, completed and submitted air show waiver application (FAA Form 7711-2) and Temporary Flight  Restrictions (TFR) worksheet, conducted safety risk management assessment with Chennault Tower and Lake Charles Approach representatives, reviewed emergency plan and coordinated emergency procedures with Chennault ARFF department, prepared event timeline, completed and submitted Airshow Frequency Application worksheet, completed and submitted application for radio service authorization (FCC Form 601) and secured temporary radio frequencies, wrote NOTAMs for airport manager and filed NOTAMs for event in conjunction with FSS NOTAM Service, instructed Metro Aviation (Acadian Air Med) crews regarding helicopter operations within TFR, developed and conducted pre-show performer safety briefing and served as Air Boss during Friday rehearsal and Saturday / Sunday evolutions


Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show, 09/07/2016 (Virginia Beach, VA) – assisted with event timeline and pre-show performer safety briefing, reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, assisted air show operations with Air Boss Jerome Morick and served as Air Boss during show 

Cleveland National Air Show, 09/01/2016 (Cleveland, OH) – assisted with event timeline, reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, filed flight plans for Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Key Influencer rides, presented pre-show performer safety briefing to late-arriving participants, assisted air show operations with Air Boss Jim Tucciarone 
and managed 40 medical helicopter evolutions within TFR while serving as Life Flight Air Boss 

Westmoreland County Air Show, 05/20/2016 (Latrobe, PA) – reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, coordinated real-time charter flight arrivals and departures 
with Palmer Tower, assisted air show operations with Air Boss David Schultz and served as Air Boss during rehearsal day of show


Manassas Air Show, 05/06/2016 (Manassas, VA) – reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, coordinated with Manassas Tower and Potomac TRACON to assign transponder codes and verify flight plans for performers, assisted air show operations with Air Boss David Schultz and served as Air Boss during show


AirPower over Hampton Roads, 04/22/2016 (Hampton, VA) – reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan and assisted air show operations with Air Boss George Cline


Chennault International Airshow, 10/21/2015 (Lake Charles, LA) – assisted airshow committee with event planning, designed aerobatic box, coordinated with Baton Rouge FSDO IIC, completed and submitted air show waiver application (FAA Form 7711-2) and Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR) worksheet, conducted safety risk management assessment with Chennault Tower and Lake Charles Approach representatives, reviewed emergency plan and coordinated emergency procedures with Chennault ARFF department, prepared event timeline, wrote NOTAMs for airport manager and filed NOTAMs for event in conjunction with FSS NOTAM Service, instructed Metro Aviation (Acadian Air Med) crews regarding helicopter operations within TFR, developed and conducted pre-show performer safety briefing and served as Air Boss during Friday rehearsal / twilight and Saturday evolutions


Culpeper Air Fest, 10/09/2015 (Brandy Station, VA) – reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, assisted air show operations with Air Boss Jim Tucciarone and operated enhanced Unicom


Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show, 09/18/2015 (Virginia Beach, VA) – assisted with event timeline and pre-show performer safety briefing, reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan and assisted air show operations with Air Boss Jerome Morick


Cleveland National Air Show, 09/04/2015 (Cleveland, OH) – assisted with event timeline, reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, presented pre-show performer safety briefing to late-arriving participants, assisted air show operations with Air Boss Jim Tucciarone and managed 32 medical helicopter evolutions within TFR while serving as Life Flight Air Boss 

Thunder Over Michigan, 08/28/2015 (Ypsilanti, MI) – reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan and assisted air show operations with Air Boss George Cline


Wings & Warbirds Over Port Clinton, 08/22/2015 (Port Clinton, OH) – reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, assisted air show operations with Air Boss 
Jim Tucciarone and operated enhanced Unicom


Westmoreland County Air Show, 06/18/2015 (Latrobe, PA) – reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, coordinated real-time charter flight arrivals and departures with Palmer Tower, assisted air show operations with Air Boss David Schultz and served as Air Boss during final day of show

Manassas Air Show, 05/01/2015 (Manassas, VA) – reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, coordinated with Manassas Tower and Potomac TRACON to assign 
transponder codes and verify flight plans for performers, assisted air show operations with Air Boss David Schultz and served as Air Boss during show


Naval Air Station Oceana Air Show, 09/19/2014 (Virginia Beach, VA) – monitored and assisted air show operations with Air Boss William Hanrahan


Selfridge Open House & Air Show, 09/05/2014 (Harrison Township, MI) – reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, coordinated with East Michigan FSDO IIC, presented pre-show performer safety briefing and served as Air Boss during rehearsal day of show, assisted air show operations with Air Boss Kevin Sullivan


Cleveland National Air Show, 08/29/2014 (Cleveland, OH) – assisted with event timeline, reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, presented pre-show performer safety briefing to late-arriving participants, assisted air show operations with Air Boss Jim Tucciarone and managed 31 medical helicopter evolutions within TFR while serving as Life Flight Air Boss


Thunder Over Michigan, 08/08/2014 (Ypsilanti, MI) – reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan and assisted air show operations with Air Boss George Cline


Gathering of Eagles XVIII Air Show, 07/18/2014 (Willoughby, OH) – coordinated with Cleveland FSDO IIC, reviewed waiver, special provisions, emergency plan and performer qualifications, prepared event timeline, obtained temporary radio frequency from Cleveland TRACON, completed and submitted Airshow TFR Worksheet to CSC ATO and secured TFR for event, wrote NOTAMs for airport manager and published NOTAMs for event in conjunction with FSS NOTAM Service, developed and conducted pre-show performer safety briefing and served as Air Boss during Friday rehearsal and Saturday / Sunday evolutions


Westmoreland County Air Show, 06/06/2014 (Latrobe, PA) – monitored and assisted air show operations with Air Boss David Schultz


Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival Air Show, 05/30/2014 (Virginia Beach, VA) – assisted with pre-show performer safety briefing, reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, acted as liaison between ORF and NTU controllers to facilitate real-time ingress and egress of show aircraft through aerobatic box, assisted air show operations with Air Boss Wayne Boggs and served as Air Boss during rehearsal day of show


Discover Aviation Days, 05/24/2014 (Elyria, OH) – reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, presented pre-show performer safety briefing to late arriving participants, assisted air show operations with Air Boss Jim Tucciarone and operated enhanced Unicom


Thunder Over the Valley, 05/17/2014 (Vienna, OH) – reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, assisted air show operations with Air Boss Ralph Royce and served as Air Boss during final day of show


Chennault International Airshow, 09/28/2013 (Lake Charles, LA) – reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, assisted with event timeline and pre-show performer safety briefing, presented pre-show performer safety briefing to late arriving participants, assisted air show operations with Air Boss Dirk Hebert and served as Air Boss during final day of show


Thunder Over Michigan, 08/10/2013 (Ypsilanti, MI) – reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan and assisted air show operations with Air Boss George Cline


Gathering of Eagles XVII Air Show, 07/13/2013 (Willoughby, OH) – reviewed waiver, special provisions and emergency plan, assisted with pre-show performer safety briefing, assisted air show operations with Air Boss Jim Tucciarone, operated enhanced Unicom and served as Air Boss during final day of show


Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival Air Show, 05/31/2013 (Virginia Beach, VA) – assisted with pre-show performer safety briefing, monitored and assisted air show operations with Air Boss Wayne Boggs


Cleveland National Air Show, 09/01/2012 (Cleveland, OH) – assisted air show operations with Air Boss Jim Tucciarone


Thunder Over Michigan, 08/04/2012 (Ypsilanti, MI) – monitored air show with Air Boss George Cline


Indianapolis Air Show, 06/22/2012 (Indianapolis, IN) – monitored and assisted air show operations with Air Boss Ralph Royce


Dyess Big Country Airfest, 04/28/2012 (Abilene, TX) – monitored and assisted air show operations with Air Boss Jim Tucciarone


Wings Over Pittsburgh, 09/10/2011 (Pittsburgh, PA) – monitored air show with Air Boss Paul Espy

Cleveland National Air Show, 09/03/2011 (Cleveland, OH) – monitored air show with Air Boss Jim Tucciarone


EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING


Air Boss 201: Advanced Air Boss Workshop, International Council of Air Shows (2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017)


Air Shows 101: Air/Ground Operations Training, International Council of Air Shows (2011)

Anthony's love of aviation began at an early age when he attended the Cleveland National Air Show.  Following his dream, Anthony entered the United States Navy and completed the Airman Apprentice Training Course ranked one out of 40 students, being meritoriously advanced in the process.  Serving as a Plane Captain on the A-6E Intruder and F-14D Tomcat platforms, Anthony received multiple awards and decorations.


Before separating from the Navy, Anthony obtained his Private Pilot certificate.  Anthony has an extensive knowledge of aircraft and aviation operations and has worked with numerous air show performers and professionals, including military parachuting and jet demonstration teams.  As a member of the International Council of Air Shows, Anthony assists with the Air Boss 201: Advanced Air Boss Workshop which focuses on providing the aviation community with enhanced flight operations safety at aviation events. 

Anthony Svihlik