I enjoyed reading your post especially the LACAS part (LA County Airshow).
I will be there with a group called the Airdales which is a group of guys who work the flight line operations at airshows around the country.
We will be the guys with the orange flight vests directing aircraft to and fro during the show, parking statics (likely including yours) and anything else pertaining to ramp movement.
I'm told I will be one wearing a headset, a David Clark headset to be exact.
In case you didn't already know:
The airport will be closed to all inbound traffic during the show except those whos N nos. are listed on the expected arrival list. No transients will be allowed at this particular airport due to parking limitations.
The tower will need a list of the expected arriving aircraft with their N nos. so they will know who to let in. We already have quite a large list of all the expected performer and static aircraft.
I take it you have already made arrangements with the folks at Scaled? and we may already have your info. If you'll give me your N no. I'll be sure it gets passed on.
A couple of Airdales arrive on Sunday to layout the ramp with the rest of the crew arriving on Wednesday including me when performer and display aircraft begin arriving.
On a side note no jet team this year and the C-130 has canceled however you will have two Ospreys and a bunch of other really cool military stuff including two Lockheed UAV's being shown for the first time to the public.
They will be trucked in and assembled. Right now it looks like you guys have a 4-5 hour show planned for both Sat and Sunday. I'm looking forward to the Ferrari's and Lamborghini's racing the T-33 on Saturday.
Those car guys are rich enough to PAY to do this. Imagine that.
And...if your standing along the fence during the Jelly Belly show we are supposed to run up and down the crowd line throwing packets of Jelly Beans into the crowd. Oh boy!!
I'm looking forward to seeing you and your beautiful plane next week.