The CAA and the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) have developed a joint Flying Display Director (FDD) accreditation scheme for both civilian and military flying displays.
To obtain FDD accreditation, applicants are required to
demonstrate their experience in a number of areas, undergo a behavioural and attitudinal fitness assessment and attend an FDD accreditation course. Further details can be found in CAP 403.
Applicants who successfully complete the accreditation process will be accredited with one of three flying display competency tier levels enabling the candidate to act in the role of FDD up to that level.
Flying displays are to be categorised in accordance with the requirements contained in CAP 403. FDDs must be accredited to at least the same tier
level as that of the event.
Any person attending to act in the role of FDD and to be named on a Flying Display Permission.
The 2018 course will be held on 27/28 March.
Due to high demand,
the 2018 FDD accreditation course is now fully subscribed and no further
applications can be accepted.
Applications can be made by submitting Form SRG1326 by e-mail to the CAA at email@example.com. Please use the subject line 'FDD accreditation application'. A Form SRG1303B: Application for fitness assessment for a Flying Display Role must be submitted alongside Form SRG1326 to satisfy the behavioural and attitudinal assessment requirement.
There will be no charge for FDD accreditation this year.
Accreditation will be for a period of three years,
subject to ongoing fitness for the role. To maintain currency at the accredited
tier level, a FDD must act as FDD at least once every two years at a flying display of appropriate tier rating. However,
if for example, a tier 3 FDD only acts as FDD for a tier 1 or 2 flying display(s) within the currency period, the tier 3 privileges will be forfeited
and those of the relevant tier 1 or 2 maintained until such time as the FDD
conducts a tier 3 event under the supervision of an FDD Mentor.
Progression upwards in accreditation level will depend on demonstrable further experience and capability at the higher tier of flying display complexity. Further details on FDD upgrades can be found in CAP 403
Further information can be found in CAP 403 or by
contacting the GA unit: firstname.lastname@example.org
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