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
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.
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.
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
The 2019 Post-season symposium will be held on 12
and 13 November 2019 at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham near Swindon.
The objectives of the CAA / MAA-hosted symposium
are to provide:
to all those involved in flying displays, both
civilian and military.
The symposium provides an opportunity for the Flying
Display community to share feedback with both the civilian and military
regulators, in addition to sharing ideas so as to continuously improve the Flying
The symposium will take place over two days, with
day one offering a number of speakers for all participants, including human
factors and updates from the regulators to include regulatory lessons
identified and work to be conducted during the winter.
Day two will be workshop-based, allowing Display
Pilots, Flying Display Directors, Flying Control Committee members and Event
Organisers to discuss and share experiences and issues that arose throughout
the display season. There will also be a number of breakout sessions allowing
attendees to meet with a broad range of the air display sector in order to
learn, share lessons and assist in the maintenance of the safety of the sector.
At the end of the symposium, each workshop will have the opportunity to share
lessons or best practice with the wider Flying Display community and help
inform and prepare for DS20 by highlighting lessons from DS19.
All those involved in the planning, execution and
flying at Flying Displays are encouraged to attend. Military personnel can
apply through the MAA website,
and civilian personnel can apply through the CAA website.
Applications close on 25 October 2019.
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