The Florida International Air Show (FIAS) organization is a 501(c) 4 Florida “not for profit” corporation and staffed entirely by volunteers.
Their mission is to present a yearly Air Show that is focused on wholesome family entertainment, educational to all attendees in the areas of aviation and space, present a forum for military and civilian flight demonstrations, create a friendly environment for military recruiting, involve community support to the maximum and give favorable exposure to the Punta Gorda Airport as a major local economic asset.
The organization is a 501(c) 4 Florida “not for profit” corporation and no one is paid, so income from gate receipts, sponsors and other income producing events goes to putting on the yearly Air Show. Monies in excess of this requirement are distributed to local working charities, which directly support the Show, in a yearly event attended by the recipients. To date, the Air Show has distributed $2.9 million to southwest Florida working charities.