Rob Reider is the most sought-after announcer on the North American Air Show circuit. His talents have earned him the highest award in the air show industry, the International Council of Air Shows “Sword of Excellence.” A former midwest television personality, Rob received 5 Emmy awards for his on-air performance and musical compositions.
Rob announced his first air show in 1978 and made it his full-time vocation in 2006. Since then he’s announced over 250 shows from Maine to California to Japan.
He’s known in the flying world as the on-camera host of the award-winning, Sporty’s Pilot Shops “Learn to Fly” videos. He’s an aviation educator who’s helped thousands of people around the world to earn their pilots licenses and advanced ratings.
His show business acumen, his encyclopedic aviation knowledge, his experience, and his excitement have put Rob Reider at the top of the list as the voice of many of the largest and most important air shows on the continent.
Since 1969 George Cline has safely coordinated many diverse aerial operations and events. Originally trained as a United States Air Force Air Traffic Controller, George has gone on to a distinguished career that includes:
Retired FAA Air Traffic Controller/Staff/Management with 38 years’ experience in 2007
Air Traffic Controller at the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) massive show at Oshkosh, WI.
The 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA.
The 1999/2005/2014 US Open Golf Tournament in Pinehurst, NC.
The 1995 National Aerobatic Championships in Sherman, TX.
The 2002 Air Venture Race and Time Trials in Manteo, NC.2004/2005/2006/2011/2012 Masters Golf Tournament, Augusta, GA
Past INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF AIRSHOWS Instructor for FAA IIC's, a required course for FAA IIC's to conduct Air Shows within the FAA.
Current INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF AIRSHOWS Academy Instructor for Airshows 101
Current INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF AIRSHOWS Academy Instructor for Air Boss 201
Current INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF AIRSHOWS Board of Director
Former INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF AIRSHOWS Foundation Board of Director
Twenty (20) years as a Controller, Procedures Coordinator, and Supervisor/Operations Manager at the Sun N' Fun Fly-In, Lakeland, FL. He was honored as their "Controller of the Year" in 1990.
George Cline is at the top of his game: his ability, experience and personality make him the Leading professional Air Show AirBoss in North America.