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UK – EU Transition, and UK Civil Aviation Regulations

To access current UK civil aviation regulations, including AMC and GM, CAA regulatory documents, please use this link to UK Regulation. Please note, if you use information and guidance under the Headings below, the references to EU regulations or EU websites in our guidance will not be an accurate information or description of your obligations under UK law. These pages are undergoing reviews and updates.

The following Flying Display roles require a behavioural and attitudinal fitness assessment, in line with the CAA Fitness of Character Policy Framework, before undertaking the relevant duties:

  • Flying Display Director (FDD)
  • Airborne Flying Display Director (AFDD)
  • Display Authorisation Evaluator (DAE)
  • Display pilot (Display Authorisation (DA))

Behavioural and attitudinal assessment indicators

When making an assessment on the suitability of a candidate to hold a Flying Display role, the CAA looks for evidence relating to your:

  • attitude
  • integrity, credibility, honesty and openness
  • diligence
  • soundness of judgement
  • willingness to obey the law
  • likelihood of risk generating

These qualities can be demonstrated by:

  • past compliance with regulatory obligations
  • any enforcement action made by regulatory authorities
  • a history of deliberate or reckless provision of false or misleading information made to a relevant authority in relation to any regulated or business activity
  • dishonest behaviour or other improper conduct
  • previous engagement with the CAA

When to apply?

An SRG1303B Application for fitness assessment for a flying display role should be completed and submitted:

  • annually before, or alongside, the first Flying Display application made each year by an FDD
  • when appointed and / or reappointed as a DAE
  • on initial application for a DA
  • for all DA revalidations, upgrades and renewals.

Once the SRG 1303B has been completed, the form can be attached to an email and sent to ga@caa.co.uk.

What happens next?

Following assessment, an appropriate notification will be sent to the applicant either to request further information or to confirm a satisfactory outcome.

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