The Pre-Season Symposium is held in the spring and the Post-Season Symposium is held in
the autumn. The aim of each symposium is
It also gives the display community the opportunity to share feedback with regulators, in order to improve the display environment as a whole.
The 2018 MAA/CAA/BADA Pre-Season Flying Display Symposium will be held 14-15 February 2018 in the Tech School (previously the Defence Capability Centre) at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham.
The aim of the symposium is to prepare those involved in the delivery of the 2018 display season.
The symposium will be clinic and workshop focused, allowing delegates to choose from a variety of subjects, depending on which are of most interest and use to them.
The clinics and workshops on offer will include the following (subject to change, depending on availability):
The symposium will also have a number of briefs for all participants, including:
The cost for all civilian delegates is £20 per person. This covers the cost of refreshments and fork dinner only (with the CAA and MAA providing a further contribution).
The MOD, through the MAA, provide the facility for the Symposium free of charge. They do this in order to engage with the widest civilian audience possible, as it is by civilians and military working together that a safe display season is delivered.
However, for this arrangement to continue, the MOD must offer parity to all civilians by charging them the same, minimal non-profit fee. The fee is to cover the cost of refreshments and the fork supper only. As the MAA is not able to take payments, they have asked the CAA to administer the event on their behalf - this is why you are paying through the CAA.
To apply for a place at the symposium, applicants should email the GA Unit with the following details:
• First name
• Organisation (eg BADA)
• Position (eg DAE, DA, FDD, EO) and position number (eg DAE number) if applicable
• Arrival Date
• Departure Date
• Which workshop you would like to attend
• Which clinic you would like to attend
Payment should be made via credit/debit card using form FCS1500 and sent to us in the post, using the following address:
Civil Aviation Authority
Gatwick Airport South
*The ASN reference for payment is 'DSYMP2018'.
For bank transfers, please use the following bank details:
Account Name: Civil Aviation Authority
Account Number: 36029769 214
Sort Code: 60-30-06
Reference: DSYMP2018 - *followed by your surname
Please do not send cash or cheques.
All applications must be received no later than 1 February 2018.
Applications that are incomplete, arrive after the deadline or for which payment has not been received will be rejected, and the applicant not afforded a place at the symposium.
Final attendance instructions, along with a programme of events will be posted here no later than 5 February 2018.
If you require any further information, please see the CAA, MAA and BADA websites or email us.
We very much look forward to seeing you all again at Shrivenham and appreciate your ongoing support and valuable contributions that will ensure the success of the event.
Dates are currently
TBD. Information will be posted here
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