27th April 2019
In association with the Historic Aircraft Association and the Imperial War Museum, Duxford
The British Air Display Industry Forum’s aim is to promote best practice and share ideas between major players in the UK air display community. The event is open to all involved in the staging of Air Displays including Display Pilots and Team Owners, Event Organisers, Flying Display Directors, Flying Control Committee member, the Emergency Services, Contractors and other individuals and organisation that provide support.
The event will feature networking opportunities, presentations, an exhibition plus themed workshop sessions.
The day will also include the Annual General Meetings for the British Air Displays Association and the Historic Aircraft Association.
The British Air Display Industry Forum is hosted at the Imperial War Museum Duxford’s Airspace Conference Centre. Duxford is one of the world’s foremost aviation museums and is also home to a number of private owned airworthy historic aircraft. Duxford airfield also hosts three major annual UK airshows.
Located just south of Cambridge on Junction 10 of the M11 motorway, IWM Duxford is easily accessible from London and the Midlands with ample free on-site parking and is just 25 minutes from London Stansted airport.
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Presentations and Workshops
A diverse range of topics will be covered by the Forum’s Presentations and Workshops. The final programme will be confirmed shortly and posted here but the topics will include Resilience, Advice for FDD and FCC Development, Guidance for Display Pilots plus keynote presentations from BADA and the HAA.
The 2019 Forum will include the following Workshops:
- Flying Display Management – The Big Issues
- Event Organisers Resilience
- Displays Forum including Formation Flying Best Practice
Keynote speakers for the 2019 event will include:
- Grant Shapps MP – APPG GA
- ‘Displaying the Hunter’ – Jonathon Whaley
- ‘Inspiring Youth into Aviation’ – Stewart Luck
A full programme for the event will be published here when finalised.
Throughout the day, there will be plenty of opportunity for networking amongst Forum participants in the exhibition areas. This is the ideal opportunity to build new relationships with the Air Display community and learn from each other. There will be refreshments throughout the day as well as buffet lunch within IWM’s Conference facilities.
Exhibition space will be open to all attendees and will be situated with the main networking and hospitality area. Please indicate to us when registering if you would like to take a stand space and your requirements. Please note you will need to bring your own television screens if you require them.
Aircraft and Team Owners are also able to fly-in with their aircraft – please contact the Duxford Airfield Team to arrange PPR.
General Aviation Safety Day
As well as the British Air Display Industry Forum, IWM Duxford will also be hosting their annual General Aviation Safety Day on the 27th April. There will a number exhibits and experts from the Civil Aviation Authority, National Air Traffic Services, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Light Aircraft Association, British Microlight Aircraft Association and more.
Registration for British Air Display Association and Historic Aircraft Association members is free. Non members are also invited to attend for a registration fee of £20.
Historic Aircraft Association members should register via the HAA.
British Air Display Association members and others can register through the BADA website via the link below