Flying Display Authorisation

To participate in a flying display, display pilots are required to obtain a Display Authorisation (DA). A flying display is ‘any flying activity deliberately performed for the purpose of providing an exhibition or entertainment at an event that has been advertised and is open to the public’. A typical example is an aerobatic display advertised as a publicly viewed event.

Following an earlier consultation, the CAA has published a new edition of Flying Display Pilot Authorisation and Evaluation: Requirements and Guidance (CAP1724) which contains details on obtaining a DA.