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UK Civil Aviation Regulations

These are published by the CAA on our UK Regulations pages. EU Regulations and EASA Access Guides published by EASA no longer apply in the UK. Our website and publications are being reviewed to update all references. Any references to EU law and EASA Access guides should be disregarded and where applicable the equivalent UK versions referred to instead.

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.