The 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 or revalidate their FDD accreditation, applicants are required to demonstrate their experience in a number of competences and attend an FDD accreditation course.

For 2020 there are 2 revalidation courses and one ab-initio course planned and further details of the courses and the associated application form for attendance is available through the CAA/MAA FDD accreditation website

  • 16th January 2020 – Revalidation Course –  Defence Academy, Shrivenham
  • 1st February 2020 – Revalidation Course –  Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire
  • 18th-19th February 2020 – Initial/Full Course –  Defence Academy, Shrivenham