62 About our Team and Culture

The EAC Board is currently made up of 9 members who are all actively involved in the airshow business; It is a truly international group of people representing the interests of performers and organisers; Passionate and professional display pilots, airshow managers, organisers, directors, and helpful support staff for the European Airshow community.

Delegates

Delegates

the protagonists, the Members of EAC.

Volunteers

Volunteers

The fundamental team in each Convention, working selflessly for everything to be perfect.

Gilbert Buekenberghs

Gilbert Buekenberghs

CEO

Gilbert is one of the airshow organisers representatives on the EAC Board having successfully organised the Belgian Sanicole International Airshow for some 30 years.

Charles Skiera

Charles Skiera

Executive

Charles is from the UK and currently runs his own company providing Flying Display Management services for events across the UK. He worked for the RAF Waddington International Airshow.

Jacques Bothelin

Jacques Bothelin

Board Member

Jacques Bothelin is the Creator and CEO of Apache Aviation. He has been a full time display pilot and team leader since 1982 (Martini, Breilting , etc)

Ed de Brujin

Ed de Brujin

Board Member

Ed de Bruijn is Director at Texel Airport and he also organises their Airshow. He is also responsible to the Royal Netherlands Air Force for organising their participation in airshows outside the Netherlands.

Pablo Gonzalez

Pablo Gonzalez

Board Member

Pablo is organiser and Director of several airshows in Spain over 14 years, enthusiastic pilot, competitive athlete, and coordinates with Spanish Air Force several annual actions.

Jörg Thurnheer

Jörg Thurnheer

Board Member

Working at the Federal Office of Civil Aviation Switzerland as the responsible inspector for all air shows and special events in Switzerland.

James Black

James Black

Board Member

James Black is co-Chair of the European General Aviation Safety Team (EGAST) and Board Member of the European Council for General

Bob Dixon

Bob Dixon

Board Member

Bob Dixon was a member of the Royal Air Force for over 30 years and a logistics specialist with a particular interest in transportation.Bob is now an Honorary member of the EAC Board and he is delighted to continue his close association with the organisation of the EAC.

Joe Ciliberti

Joe Ciliberti

Board Member

President of the Malta Aviation Society for the last 29 years, Joe was also instrumental in the setting up of the Malta Aviation Museum and is a director at Medex Aerospace.

Ireneusz Fibingier

Ireneusz Fibingier

Board Member

Ireneusz “Irek” Fibingier was a member of the Polish Air Force for over 30 years as a flight instructor of the PAF Academy and a member of the two Polish Aerobatic Teams: ISKRY and ORLIK .

Manolis Karahalios

Manolis Karahalios

Board Member

Capt.Manolis Karahalios was the Hellenic Air Force F-16 Demo Team Commander and the main Display Pilot for 3 display seasons and an operational F-16 instructor pilot; now he work as Pilot of A320.

Jean-Noël Bouillaguet

Jean-Noël Bouillaguet

Board Member

Jean-Noël was an Air Traffic Controller and is an organiser and Flying Display Director over 30 years, now President of the french air display association « France Spectacle Aérien

The Convention

We recently moved the Convention to Malta. 2018 we´ll come back to Belgium

The convention in Malta in 2017 was a success, so repeat there in the future; we returning to Belgium in 2018, and in 2019 it is possible to be held in another country.

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