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The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the Military Aviation Authority (MAA) have developed a joint Flying Display Director (FDD) Accreditation Course for both civilian and military Flying Displays. To obtain FDD Accreditation, applicants are required to demonstrate their experience in a number of competences and attend an FDD Accreditation Course. Further details can be found in Civil Air Publication (CAP) 403 and Regulatory Article (RA) 2335.

Candidates who successfully complete the FDD Accreditation process will be accredited with one of three Flying Display Tier levels, enabling them to act as a FDD up to that Tier of event.

Who needs to apply and when?

Any person intending to act as a FDD or to be named as such on a Flying Display Permission.

Airborne Flying Display Directors

The 2020 AFDD Course provides an opportunity for DA holders to undertake an online course from 6 April to 26 June 2020.  DA Holders are advised that the 2020 AFDD course is not mandatory; however, they are encouraged to undertake the un-assessed course where feedback will be provided on individual performance in preparation for the 2021 Flying Display Season, for which an AFDD accreditation be will be mandatory.   

Course Dates and Venues

  • Display Season 2021 Course Dates TBC

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Coursework Submission

Ahead of the FDD Accreditation Courses you will be required to undertake some coursework exercises which can be submitted via the button below.

The UK Flying Display Director Accreditation Course is managed and delivered by TSA Consulting Ltd on behalf of the Civil Aviation Authority and the Military Aviation Authority