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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 to provide:
They also give the Flying Display community an opportunity to share feedback with regulators, in order to improve the Flying Display environment as a whole.
Due to Covid restrictions,
there were no Pre- or Post-Season Symposiums during Display Season 2020.
Dates and information
regarding the DS21 symposiums, including registration for each event, will be
available in due course.
The 2019 Pre-season symposium was held on 5 and 6 March 2019 at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham near Swindon. The presentations, which are published here, covered a range of subjects including: a CAA update (CAP403 and CAP1724 walk through), a Military Aviation Authority season brief, error
management, fatigue management, Human Factors and Flying Display preparation.
Pre-Season Symposium 2019 - Presentation Slides
CAA and MAA update presentation slides
CAP1824 - Display Season 2019 Mid-Season Update
The 2019 Post-season symposium was held on 12 and 13 November 2019 at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham near Swindon.
The objectives of the CAA / MAA-hosted symposium were to provide identification of lessons learnt, regulatory feedback, safety awareness, human factors training and a forum for the discussion of best practice to all those involved in flying displays, both civilian and military.
We have published a number of presentations from our 2018 Flying Display Symposia. The presentations cover a range of subjects including: a CAA update (what we have achieved and what are our future aims), a Military Aviation Authority season brief and the importance of Human Factors.
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