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wayne boggs

air boss


An entire life devoted to service, career and his unrivaled love of aviation.



As president and owner of Air Boss and Consulting International Inc, Wayne G Boggs is recognized as one of the top Air Bosses in the country. For over 25 years he has assisted in the production and execution of average 18-25 air shows each year. He is also the Managing Partner of John-Wayne Air Cavalry LLC.


In January 2004 Wayne G. Boggs retired for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with 40 total years of combined Federal service to the United States of America. The first 10 years serving in the United States Marine Corp (USMC) and last 30 years in the FAA air traffic control industry managing numerous FAA towers.


Wayne serves on the Board or Directors for the Warbirds of America, International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) was Director of Operations and Safety for Sun ’n Fun in Lakeland, FL for many years. He has worked as an air traffic controller at Chicago O'Hare Terminal Radar Approach Control (C90), taught at the FAA Academy (FAAAC) and served as the Chief of Staff for the Air Traffic Systems Requirements Directorate in Washington, D.C.


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    • Chief Air Show Air Boss for both Warbirds and Performers for Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) at the Oshkosh Air Venture in Oshkosh, WI


    • Air Boss for the ‘Tall Ships 1812’ in 2012


    • Air Boss for the ‘Gathering of Mustangs’ in 2007


    • FAA and EAA Air Boss for the Centennial of Flight at Kitty Hawk, NC in 2003


    • Designed the program and managed the FAA team that was responsible for air security at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA


    • An expert witness on two occasions; (EAA) Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, WI and the annual Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In in Lakeland, FL


    • Consultant for several attorneys


    • Taught the FAA Airshow Course for training IICs when ICAS had the contract for training under the oversight of the FAA ASIs. This gave me in-depth knowledge of 14 CFR 91and 14 CFR 105


    • Teaches advanced Air Boss courses for the (ICAS) International Council of Airshow Convention held each year.


    • Teaches the Air Boss Academy which is sponsored each year by ICAS


    • One of four authors of the new FAA/ ICAS Air Boss Recognition Program


    • One of four Air Bosses selected to evaluate and certify all other Air Bosses in the FAA/ICAS Air Boss Recognition Program




how it all started


Wayne's love of aviation began at a a young age and now has over 3000 hours as private pilot. His mother served as a Women's Auxiliary Servic Pilot (WASP) during WWII. Her profession had a profound effect on his devotion to aviation. Wayne restored and currently flies the same type of plane (shown above), a 1942 Fairchild PT-19 his mother used to instruct other pilots at the Embry Riddle.


While attending Oklahoma City University, Wayne taught air traffic control at FAA Academy from 1979-1981 and was a Basic Training Instructor and Advanced Instructor Training in 1979. He completed the Senior Executive service training with the FAA.


As Chief of Staff for one of the Air Traffic Doctorates at Washington FAA Headquarters, an additional duty was the POC for Aviation Events. He supported the National Aviation Events Specialist in developing policy and guidance in updating the Flight Standards 8900, Air Traffic’s 7110.65, and Advisory Circulars 91.63, 90-93b and 91.93b.


Wayne was the Great Lakes Regions POC for Air Traffic Operations and assisted Flight Standards for five years, in association with the Chicago Air and Sea Show. He was also the Southern Region’s Manager for Air Traffic Operations for all Aviation Events and Special Events (NASCAR, NFL Games and Sun ‘n Fun, etc.).







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James Tucciarone an Independent Air Boss James is also a member of ICAS. James (Tucc) is a highly skilled and well respected Air Boss who is hired by Air Boss and Consulting. James represents  Air Boss and Consulting while working under contract with the air show producers.


Commonly known as “TUCC” in the air show business, Jim Tucciarone worked his first airshow as an Air Boss in 1980 in Gary, Indiana.  He is retired from the Federal Aviation Administration after 35 years in Air Traffic Control where he was a controller, an Air Traffic Manager of four major facilities, and notably a 10 year veteran controller of Oshkosh where he became enamored with the Air Show Business.


He now works air shows from Alaska to Florida, Massachusetts to Texas. He resides in Ohio, the birthplace of Aviation, just outside Cleveland. He worked in support of the Summer Olympics, the Super Bowl, the Light Sport Aviation Fly-In and was on the committee for the Gathering of Mustangs, the Last Roundup. He continues to provide temporary tower services with Wayne Boggs when required.  He is a veteran of Civilian and Military Airshows. He supports EAA Air Venture at Oshkosh and Sun-n-Fun in Lakeland and is very grateful to Wayne for his continuing friendship and support.



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