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:
- regulatory feedback
- safety awareness
- human factors training
- identification of lessons learnt and to disseminate best practice to display pilots, event organisers and Flying Display Directors (FDDs).
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.
19-20 March 2024 - 2024 Pre- Display Season Symposium, to be held at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham.
DS23 Pre-season symposium
The 2023 Pre-Display Season Symposium was held at the Defence Academy Shrivenham on 28-29 March 2023, the slides from which can be accessed here:
DS23 Post-season symposium
The 2023 Post-Display Season Symposium was held at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford on 15 November 2023.
DS22 Pre-season symposium
The 2022 Pre Display Symposium was held at the Defence Academy Shrivenham on the 23 March 2022 the slides from which can be accessed here:
DS22 Post-season symposium
The 2022 Post Display Symposium was held at the Defence Academy Shrivenham on the 16 November 2022 the slides from which can be accessed here:
The 2021 Post Display Symposium was held on line on the 09 November 2021 the slides from which can be accessed here:
DS20 Pre-season symposium
Due to Covid restrictions, there were no Pre- or Post-Season Symposia during Display Season 2020.
DS19 Pre-season symposium
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.
Display Season 2019 Mid-Season Update
DS19 Post-season symposium
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.
- Welcome - regulator feedback
- Air Display risk assessments
- DAE seminar
- Display Pilot Forum
- Flying Display Directors
- FDD feedback
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.