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.

Vision Statement

A vibrant and dynamic Aerospace and Defence environment in Atlantic Canada.

Mission Statement

Promote Aerospace and Defence Awareness within Atlantic Canada.

Objectives & Activities

Through its core activities, the Nova Scotia International Air Show Association will maintain the premiere annual air show event in the region - Air Show Atlantic.

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 to promote Aerospace and Defence awareness within Atlantic Canada.

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 Air Show Atlantic and DEFSEC Atlantic. The current members of the Board are:


Dave Skene, Chair
Sean Ryan, Vice-Chair
Jack Backstrom, Secretary
Jim MacKenzie, Treasurer


Ken Casey, Director
Mike Martin, Director
Paul McCabe, Director
Tracy Morgan-Boudreau, Director
Colin Reeves, Director
Denyse Sibley, Director
Peter Stoffer, Director


Colin Stephenson, Executive Director
LCol Lonnie Fleischhacker, Air Force Advisor
Capt(N) Martin Fluet, Navy Advisor
Maj David Boudreau, Army Advisor