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New Flying Display Directors (FDDs) Competence Framework

To define a competence framework for FDDs and to develop a means of accreditation against this framework.

Pictured is The Royal Air Force aerobatic team, The Red Arrows, performing a fly past in formation with the RAF F35B and a pair of Typhoons at the Royal International Air Tattoo.
The Royal Air Force aerobatic team, The Red Arrows, performing a fly past in formation with the RAF F35B and a pair of Typhoons. Crown Copyright. Photo: via MOD.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has committed to accrediting Flying Display Directors (FDDs) to meet a defined level of competence. This follows the CAA’s review of air display regulation, in conjunction with Civil Aviation Publication (CAP) 1371.

Full details about FDDs training and accreditation are contained within the FDD training letter (PDF, 81KB, 1 page) .

Published 5 January 2017