Flying Display Director Initial Accreditation Course

2 Day Course | Classroom and In-company Delivery
  • Obtain the Flying Display Director accreditation
  • Understand the role of a Flying Display Director
  • Learn about the highest safety standards
Start Date End Date Venue Price (Excl. VAT) Availability Book
11/12/2024 12/12/2024 Defence Academy Shrivenham £950.00 More than 5 places Book
Course Overview

Flying Displays and aerial Special Events form a significant part of the UK leisure industry.  Organisation, administration and participation in displays needs careful consideration if the highest safety standards are to be achieved and maintained, ensuring that the risks to the general public, spectators and flying and non-flying participants have been considered and the activity is as safe as reasonably possible. Anyone wishing to act as a Flying Display Director (FDD) must be appropriately accredited by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

To obtain FDD accreditation, applicants are required to demonstrate a number of competences (in accordance with the FDD Core Competencies) and attend an Accreditation Course. Flying Displays are categorised in accordance with the requirements contained in CAP 403/RA2335.  FDDs must be accredited to at least the same tier as that of the event.

Please note, this offer is for the non-UK audience only. UK Nationals should apply through the FDD training website.

This course is suitable for those wanting to obtain their Flying Display Director Accreditation working in the Aviation Industry.

  • Event Organiser
  • Flying Display Director
  • Display Pilots

This training course will include the following topics:

  • Site layout decision making.
  • Airspace considerations and planning.
  • Display Area considerations and design.
  • Preparation of Pilot Briefing materials
  • Principles of planning a flying display programme.
  • Paperwork scrutiny
  • The execution phase of the event including ATC planning, Flying Control Committees
  • Military Families Days
  • Arrival and departure planning and management

By the end of this course delegates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Regulation
  • Preparation and Submission Requirements
  • The process of working with Safety Advisory Groups (SAGs) and considerations for local authority planning.
  • Risk Management
  • Hazard Identification and Mitigation
  • Pilot and Aircraft documentations
  • Flying Programming
  • Execution Phase

Additional Information

Course delivery methods

This course can only be attended in-person at one of our training venues. At present, this course is not delivered virtually online.

  • Face-to-Face Classroom Course: Embrace the traditional learning method by attending our physical training venue. Benefit from direct interaction with our instructors and fellow participants, creating an immersive and hands-on learning experience. To book a classroom course, please check the booking table at the top of this page and select your preferred training venue location.

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Further reading

This offer is for the non-UK audience  only.  UK Nationals should apply through the FDD training website

In-company delivery

We can also tailor this training course to suit your organisation’s training requirements. These bespoke training packages can be delivered at your organisation’s location – almost anywhere, worldwide. Please Contact us for more information and to discuss your requirements.

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