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 2020/21 AFDD Course provides an opportunity for DA holders to undertake an online course from 1st November 2020 to 31st January 2021.
Applications for the course will be via this website and will open on 1st November 2020
Course Dates and Venues
- 4th December 2020 – FDD Revalidation Course (Location TBC)
- 19th January 2021 – FDD Revalidation Course (Location TBC)
- 20th-21st January 2021 – FDD Initial Course (Location TBC)
- 1st November 2020 – 31st January 2021 – AFDD Course – Online
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0) 1285 659590
Ahead of the FDD Accreditation Courses you will be required to undertake some coursework exercises which can be submitted via the button below.