special Marketing seminar at EAC2018

By popular request we are pleased to facilitate a special Marketing seminar at EAC18. We are pleased to welcome Mr Eugene Loj to the convention, who has a strong and respected background in event marketing and promotion in North America and specialises in Airshows. Attendance at the seminar is by pre booking only through and will cost 40,00 Euros per place. Eugene specialises in online and digital sales for Tickets and event promotion and has presented at ICAS several times. We are pleased that he will also make a more general presentation during the convention.

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Invitation for EAC Convention 2018

Here you can see the invitation for the European Airshow Council Convention in 2018, in this link.

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EAC Convention 2018

We invite you to the 2018 EAC Convention, to be held over the 1-3 March 2018, in Antwerp;  We are confident that the choice of venue will be an excellent host for the convention and that our high quality speakers will again, provide an interesting and informative insight into the Airshow Industry.We are privileged to welcome delegates and speakers from across the world, who are at the heart of the industry.

EAC Newsletter 3-2017

The 2017 Convention programme has seen one or two changes since the last newsletter, due to speakers becoming unable to attend and may be subject to further changes as we move closer, due to circumstances beyond our control. you can see the entire newsletter here.

The Norwegian Star Fighter Project

 RAFAT Asian Tour

 Recovering and organisation from a Major Incident

 Transmedia Content For Airshows

 Capturing the Youth of Today for Tomorrow

 Rescue Operations and Airshows

 Displaying Airbus Fly By Wire Aircraft and the A380

 Drone Technology Good and Bad

Assessing The Risk-Plenary Session

 The Polish AEROPACT Concept

 Display Tracking and Flight Safety Software Project

 Human Factors in Airshows

Flying Display Director-The Spanish Military perspective

 Energy Toward the crowd and US Rules

 The Challenges of Sunset Air Displays

 Update from the Fast Jet Display Pilots Seminar.

 Airshows the New Zealand Approach.

 

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You can see the first newsletter of 2017 about the next convention here!

The 2017 Programme is now nearly complete and we are pleased to welcome speakers from across the world to the 2017 EAC convention. We have a couple of speakers left to confirm for the convention, however we are pleased to confirm and welcome our speakers listed below:

  • The Norwegian Star Fighter Project
  • RAFAT Asian Tour
  •  Recovering and organisation from a Major Incident
  • Transmedia Content For Airshows
  • Capturing the Youth of Today for Tomorrow
  • Rescue Operations and Airshows
  • Displaying Airbus Fly By Wire Aircraft and the A380
  • Drone Technology Good and Bad Assessing the RisksPlenary Session
  • The Polish AEROPACT Concept
  • Display Tracking and Flight Safety Software Project
  • Human Factors in Airshows
  • Sea Plane Displays
  • Energy Toward the crowd and US Rules
  • The Challenges of Transitioning from a Sunset to Night time Airshow
  • Update from the Fast Jet Display Pilots Seminar.

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LAST EAC NEWSLETTER OF THE YEAR 2016

EAC NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2016

U R G E N T   – DIDN’T YOU FORGET TO REGISTER FOR OUR CONVENTION?

In early MARCH 2/3/4, with some courses and welcome reception on March 2 and the convention on March 3 and in the morning of March 3, our EAC convention will take place in MELIEHA, MALTA. Go to our site www.european-airshow.com to register and make sure you have the actual cheaper rate!!!

For hotel booking we ask you to refer to EAC 2017 and to send a mail to Joanne Vella at the DB Resort Hotel at jvella@dbhotelsresorts.com Only use this email address please!

If you don’t want a standard room and if you want the hotel to take care of the transfer from and to the airport, let her know, since they organize in an experienced way the shuttle to the hotel.

Already 100 people registered from 12 different nations. That’s half of you!

 U R G E N T – OUR OURSHOW GUIDE WILL BE PRESENTED AT HE EAC 2017

It is some years ago, but we shall make a new edition of the airshow guide mentioning all the performers, organizers, services of the European and Middle East airshow world(and all interested people and nations).

Whoever is interested to be mentioned in this booklet and whoever who wants to advert in it, contact gilbert@european-airshow.com

To organizers and performers we ask to check the last version of a couple of years ago(ADDED). Please amend your data or add them. If you are a show organizer, please mention your dates of 2017/2018/2019!;If you already sent your info, it will be added or amended/actualized.

 ITALIAN AIRSHOW GROUP GATHERED IN CODROIPO ON 21/22.12.2016

 Under the leadership of Albert Moretti, former leader of the Frecce Tricolori, a group of some 12 people gathered in Codroipo, next to the Air Force Base of Rivolto, homebase of the Frecce Tricolori. Gilbert – our chairman – has paid them a visit and was happy that the Italian colleagues met.

They studied the past airshow season and exchanged experiences. The Italian scene is very different from the rest of Europe and the world, since in Italy, the Aeroclub d’Italia in cooperation and close contact with the Aeronautica Militare(SMA) decide about the organisation of airshows.

The SMA looks at the international schedule and combines the invitations with the tasks of the team as an air force ambassador, such as flypasts at events or flypasts over Italian cities. Combining a choice of the first with the second, they decide when they are available for the rest and inform the Aeroclub d’Italia when the Italian shows are preferably organized in order to have the Italia Air Force support.

Since this is by the end of the year and sometimes even later, this is the moment on which the organizers or organizing cities can send their requests or invitations. This explains why our MOD’s get the Italian invitation so late compared to their usual planning/timing.

The Italian Aeroclub representative said that it is hard to organize an Italian show on an airfield or base. This is why they prefer seaside shows at the moment, with the disadvantage that they can’t charge the public and the financial challenge is big in that case;

The good thing is that display directors and organizers talk to each other and this helps to bring the quality of Italian airshows to the highest level.

THUNDERBIRDS TO RIAT 2016

 We are happy to see that the USAF Aerobatic Team the Thunderbirds will come to Fairford to participate in the next Royal International Air Tattoo. At the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the US Air Force it is great to see them appear in the United Kingdom.

SUCCESFUL FSA MEETING IN LYON IN EARLY DECEMBER

 In early December our French colleagues gathered in Lyon and had a very successful convention hosting almost 170 people with a rich educational program and a great result.

ICAS LAS VEGAS – ONE OF THE TOP YEARS

 The ICAS convention of Las Vegas was one of the best of the last decade;After the years of problems in which their teams were not allowed to fly airshows the sequestration period, the US airshows go to a renewal of their usual success;The educational programs were of a good quality and the atmosphere was excellent.

NEWS FROM UK BY BADA: AN ONLINE SYSTEM HAS BEEN CREATED FOR AIRSHOWS AND SPECIAL EVENTS APPLICATIONS

 From 1st December 2016, the Civil Aviation Authority will only be able to accept applications for Flying Displays and Specials Events, plus Unusual Aerial Activity notifications online.

This online system will replace the existing SRG1303 and SRG1304 form applications and allow you to:

  • Make multiple applications
  • Save the form to re-use
  • Calculate fees automatically
  • Pay by credit or debit card so we can start to assess your application immediately

And, as submissions are automatically verified, there is less chance of being able to submit an application without all the information the CAA need to process it. The CAA will continue to accept and process mail and email applications using SRG1303 and SRG1304 that are received or post marked 30 November 2016. But applications from the 1 December 2016 will have to be made online. As the majority of payments are already made by credit or debit card the CAA will be removing the BACS payment facility in the near future.

You can find more information on BADA website: www.caa.co.uk/General-aviation/Displays,-events-and-activities/Flying-displays-and-special-events/

 

PATROUILLE DE FRANCE(READ ON THE AIR AND SPACE SITE OF MELBOURNE SHOW):( to be confirmed!)

 The French Air Force Patrouille de France jet demonstration team will perform at the 2017 Melbourne Air and Space Show sponsored by Northrop Grumman, April 1-2, 2017 at the Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida! It is the first time in over 30 years that the Patrouille de France will perform in the United States.

The French Air Force Patrouille de France jet demonstration team will perform at the 2017 Melbourne Air and Space Show sponsored by Northrop Grumman, April 1-2, 2017 at the Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida! It is the first time in over 30 years that the Patrouille de France will perform in the United States

The Patrouille de France, or French Aerobatic Patrol, is to the French Air Force what the Thunderbirds are to the U.S. Air Force.  The team of 8 Alpha Jets perform a 30 minute show of precision formation and solo maneuvers with tri-colored red, white and blue smoke.  The team is based at Salon Air Force Base in France

 

PRESENTATION OF THE FRECCE TRICOLORI TEAM 2017 AND THE NEW POSTER!

 Traditionally the team thanks its neighbourhood, its sponsors and partners at the end of the season and presents its team, support team, engineers, PR and pilots to its public.The new commander of the team is Major Av Mirco Caffelli and the new team leader is Major Av Gaetano Farina. The PR team(speakers) if led by Tenente Deliberata d’Aniello. New in theam is Capt Av Franco Marocco.

NEWS FROM J O R D A N

 HM King Abdullah from Jordan has expressed the wish to organize an airshow in AQABA, Jordan on Oct 5, 2018 supported by the Ciry of Aqaba and the authorities of the country, including the air force. The RJ Falcons will soon also host a part of the famous Jordan Historic Flight in the hangar next to them. An interesting challenge and a promising future!.

 

EAC CONVENTIONS 2018/2019

 We can already announce that after considering the different candidates for hosting the EAC conventions of the futurer, we can announce that, as announced earlier we shall go back in 2018 to Antwerp and in 2019 to Athens. More info will be given later!

 

AND TO ALL OF YOU: MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A SUCCESSFUL 2017!!!

EAC NEWSLETTER END OCTOBER 2016

logotrasparentepequeREGISTRATION FOR THE CONVENTION MARCH 2017

Registration for Convention will be ready in mid November; Attendance at the convention is by some very simple steps:

1.-First, make a reservation for accommodation with the Hotel.  Reservations must be made directly with the Hotel by each  delegate or group. Do this by simple request to jvella@dbhotelsresorts.com . Remember to choose the type of room: single or double -seaside – poolside – landside – terrace and the number of nights you wish to stay.  The hotel will arrange the transfers from and to the airport (the cost of which is included in your reservation).

2.-After making your reservation with the Hotel, you can proceed to complete the Registration and payment of the fees for the Convention, here; Using this link you can do the payment through PAYLOGIC, or you can choose to pay by bank transfer after sending your registration to us.

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TWO SPECIAL SEMINARS

SEMINAR FAST JET PILOTS MEETING

Now in its third year, the meeting offers a chance for Military Fast Jet Display pilots to share information and experience within an open environment. The meeting, originally open only to pilots from the F16 community, was expanded in 2015 to include Typhoon and Mig 29 pilots.  It is a great place to gain an understanding of each other’s operations, monitoring methods and safety mechanisms, whilst understanding individual issues along the way

 SEMINAR DISPLAY DIRECTORS

In 2016 we held our first new style and content Display Directors seminar, which we will hold again 2017. The seminar is a forum for Flying Display Directors to share best practice, understanding and look at regulation. It is also an environment to share problems and issues to allow feedback to relevant authorities.

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A NEW AIRSHOW GUIDE IS IN PRODUCTION TO BE ISSUED AT OUR CONVENTION

A couple of years ago we published an EAC airshow guide with info about authorities, air forces, performers, organizers and services;All of you should be mentioned in it. We send more info soon and who was in the last edition can adapt, correct or amend his data.Add your logo. For the people attending our convention 2017 the info will be published for free; Show organizers taking part in the convention may give the dates for their airshow 2017/2018/2019, published for free too.

Standard info(published for free for our delegates)

Air forces

NAME

ADDRESS

PHONE

OFFERED DISPLAY

RESPONSIBLE PERSON AND FUNCTION

REQUEST TO BE SENT TO

COPY DIRECT TO

EMAIL/WEBSITE

DEADLINE FOR REQUEST

DECISION AND COMMUNICATION

other authorities (CAA…)

ADDRESS

EMAIL/WEBSITE

CONTACT PERSONS

PHONE

NAME

airshow organizers

ADDRESS

EMAIL/WEBSITERESPONSIBLESFIRST AISHOW

NEXT AIRSHOWS

BASIC INFO OF AIRFIELD

DESCRIPTION OF

PHONE

NAME

performers

ADDRESS

EMAIL/WEBSITERESPONSIBLE PERSONS AND FUNCTIONNICEST SOUVENIR

WHY SHOULD ORGANIZERS INVITE YOU

DESCRIPTION OF DISPLAY

PHONE

NAME

commentators

ADDRESS

EMAIL/WEBSITERESPONSIBLE PERSONS AND FUNCTIONNICEST SOUVENIR

WHY SHOULD ORGANZERS INVITE YOU

OFFERED SERVICE

PHONE

NAME

services(all others)

ADDRESS

EMAIL/WEBSITERESPONSIBLE PERSONS AND FUNCTIONNICEST SOUVENIR

WHY SHOULD ORGANIZERS INVITE YOU

OFFERED SERVICE

PHONE

NAME

 When you want to publish an advert in our airshow guide, this is possible. Choose the format(full, half, quarter page) and send it to us in good quality, based on a A5 format.

 For the page next to the start of the performers                1000 euro(sold)

For the second page(on the backpage of the front cover) 1000 euro

For the back cover                                                                     1500 euro

 For a full page publicity in the guide                                     500 euro

For half a page publicity in the guide                                      250 euro

For a quarter page publicity in the guide                               150 euro

Contact for this: Gilbert

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Bob Hoover, one of history’s greatest pilots, dead at 94 – October 25(from Newscut MPR) – Bob Collins

A great pilot and an airshow legend!

One of the greatest pilots in the history of aviation died, according to reports;Bob Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot, a former Air Force test pilot, and the chase plane pilot for Chuck Yeager when he broke the sound barrier for the first time, was 94;A lot of the greatest pilots who ever lived will tell you that Hoover was the greatest pilot who ever lived.

Having been shot down over Nice, France during his 59th mission in World War II, Hoover spent 16 months as a POW, spending much of the time in solitary confinement as punishment for two dozen escape attempts. Finally, he succeeded just before the end of the war by stealing a German fighter; Had he remained at the POW camp a few days longer, the Allies likely would have reached him. But now he faced possible extinction at the hands of any friendly pilot who would presume his Focke Wulf was manned by the enemy.

Hoover said he hugged a cloud ceiling at about 4,000 feet, figuring he would duck up into it if he was spotted by any Allied aircraft. He planned on flying west until he saw signs of Allied territory. “I wanted to see windmills to be sure,” he explained. That would signal friendly Holland;By the time he reached Holland, Hoover said, “My gas tank was registering close to zero.” He chose to land while he still had full control of the fighter, and selected an open field. Hoover dropped the fighter’s landing gear and settled in.

A ditch suddenly loomed ahead, and Hoover said he did not want to end up trapped in a German fighter on its back, where the Allies might not realize an American was inside. He said he “just reached down and sucked up the gear” to get the fighter to stop before tipping into the ditch;Hoover said he wondered, “What the heck are you going to do now?” He didn’t have to wait long. “All of a sudden pitchforks came at me from every direction,” Hoover said. Dutch farmers who spoke no English were understandably angry with the man who emerged from the German fighter.

Providence intervened in the form of a British Army truck approaching. Hoover queried the truck’s occupants: “I hope you can help me. I’m a Yank; they think I’m a Kraut!” With perfect British aplomb, the soldiers whisked Hoover to safety;Hoover said he did not consider his actions in escaping to be heroic. “I was no hero. I didn’t do anything but be stupid,” he chuckled. Hoover said, “It’s a stupid story. For about a year and a half I wouldn’t tell anyone that story.” But word got out years later at an air show, and Hoover acknowledged his feat, albeit with disarming self-criticism.

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FRECCE TRICOLORI – CHANGE OF COMMAND 25/10/2016(RIVOLTO)

The commander Ten Lt Col Jan Slangen has given after 4 succesful years the command to the Major Mirco Caffelli, until now the leader of the PAN.

Malta could get its own resident aerobatic display team

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An aerobatic display team is in advanced talks with local authorities to start using Malta as their base of operations

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An aerobatic display team is in advanced talks with local authorities to start using Malta as their base of operations, MaltaToday has learnt.

Darts Aviation, which will soon start operations out of Malta, will have no fewer than 14 airfcraft based in Malta, which will be used as the training and operations base. Project founder and lead pilot Denis Mouterde told MaltaToday that the company already operated the 9 Aero L-39 Albatros aircraft built by Aero Vodochody in the Czech republic. “It’s one of the most famous training military planes in the world, and was also used as a light fighter plane. We have 14 pilots who are trained internally and we are one of the few civilian teams around. We are also one of the larger teams since we operate using nine aircraft whereas most other teams are made of about eight or less,” Mouterde said.

His passion for flying started when he was 18 years old, and joined the Aeroclub in Lyon.  The majority of teams flying at air shows are military teams, so Darts Aviation is pushing for more civilian teams such as the Breitling team. Malta’s aviation sector has been steadily growing, but attracting an aerobatic display team would be something new.  “I had been thinking about setting up a jet-team for a while until one day I entered the Grand Harbour for what was supposed to be a one night stop-over en route to the Canary Islands,” Mouterde said.  “That was the day this island became my home. I quickly discovered that Malta would be the ideal spot to set-up a jet team both in terms of the infrastructure as well as HR resources.” He said that the authorities had been open to the type of project Darts Aviation wanted to develop. “There is also the fact that the climate is quite good here and Malta also allows us to use Maltese airspace over the sea where we can practise without really bothering anyone.”Darts Aviation is expected to start training in Malta in a couple of months.

Darts Aviation is expected to start training in Malta in a couple of months, following which they will hold “a grand opening” to present the team. “Then from next year, let’s say from next April we will start to perform in different countries around the world,” Mouterde said. Darts Aviation plans to have some 70 employees: “We have 14 pilots who each have their own plane and each plane then has its own engineer, which means we have 14 engineers with us.  “We also have a supply plane to carry our ground staff, equipment and spare parts when we go to shows. Then we have roughly another 10 people working on the logistical side, so we’re talking about a smoke and pyrotechnic technician and administrative staff. We also plan to have about 20 to 30 people working on the merchandising side of the brand.” Darts Aviation also plans on having a central shop in another country and also a mobile shop to follow them around wherever they go. The company plans on taking a part of its profit from the merchandise and use it for a good cause locally. “We would like to give something back to the community that we are going to be working with,” Mouterde added.

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EAC NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2016

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OUR WEBSITE REVIEWED BY BOB DIXON AND PABLO GONZALEZ

Please take a look at our website, which has become more dynamic an even accessible on a smartphone; Whatever news you have, send it please to gilbert@european-airshow.com

OUR NEWSLETTER CAN BE EVEN CONSULTED ON THE SITE AND ON A SMARTPHONE!

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EAC CONVENTION 2017 – 2/3/4 MARCH

At our board meeting of Oct 11, the Board has agreed to have the program ready by the end of October;In any case the Viper meet for display pilots will take place, led by Manolis Karhalios and Joerg Thrunheer and we contune the good habit to bring together our display directors on Thursday afternoon as well.

Malta Seabank hotel is ready to host you. We have invested in the improvement of the audiovisual means and light in the Convention Dome.

EAC CONVENTION 2018 – 1/2/3 MARCH

Our 1.2.3 March 2018 meeting dates have been fixed. We shall decide early November where this well he held. And keep you posted!

BOB DIXON STOPS SERVING THE BOARD, BUT NOT COMPLETELY

After years of continuity and good service together with Sue, Bob has ended his presence at the EAC Board meetings. However he will help putting the website together with Pablo and continue the fruitful partnership with Joe Ciliberti, staying part of the airshow family which is – as he said – all about fun! Together they stimulated the growth of our airshow family from 30 up to 250 delegates, keeping all the delegates happy and serving all of them. Words of gratefulness are more than well in place here! An airshow legend leaves our board, but he will continue as a delegate and we’ll see him in Malta.

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TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS ATTENDED THE MEETING FOR THE FIRST TIME

Zbynek Pavlacik and Jean-Noël Bouillaguet, from Czech Republic and France have joined the Board and have participated in the first board meeting in London. We are happy they joined the board!

 

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 John CUDAHY , CEO/Chairman ICAS will speak at EAC

Amongst others, John will talk to us about the ‘rules’ of USA airshows in a way we can learn from each others and work with comparable standards when performers change continent!

BACK IN HISTORY

For those who did not know, I want to remember that the EAC, inspired by ADA(in UK) started to get together on an informal basis in Genk(Belgium) with people like Jacques Bothelin, the RIAT people Paul Bowen and Tim Prince, Ed De Bruijn and Joe Ciliberti, led by Gilbert. The next meetings have been in Eindhoven(NL), Reims(FR), Parma(IT) and Malta. Afterwards we have met so many years in Belgium: Hasselt, Brussels and Antwerp to go afterwards for 2 years to Malta.

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Thailand to host Air Race 1

Thailand will become the first country in the history of the Asia Pacific region to hold a pylon air race, featuring multiple airplanes racing directly against each other.  The Sports Authority of Thailand will host the race at the U-Tapao Naval Air Base on 19-20 November 2016. Air Race 1 is the international level of the sport known as formula one air racing. It is pure air racing in which eight airplanes race simultaneously at speeds of 450kph vying to cross the finish line first after eight laps.

Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, The Minister of Tourism of Thailand, said: “Thailand is very happy to have won a bid to host this unique event. Thailand prides itself on being on being a leader on the cutting edge of the tourism industry and by inviting the Air Race 1 – the most elite level of air race – Thailand is solidifying its position as a top destination in Asia. We look forward to a long collaboration with Air Race 1 and we welcome the pilots, the teams and the thousands of fans that enjoy this sport.”

Rear Admiral Luechai Sri-Eam Gool, Commander of U-Tapao Naval Airbase, stated: “We are pleased to offer the support of our international airport to Air Race 1 in a joint effort to make history in the region. We are delighted to share an exciting and fun event with our local community and international tourists alike.”

Jeff Zaltman, CEO of Air Race 1, said: “Thailand is truly innovating and pioneering in sports tourism. We are honored to have been invited by such a remarkable country to showcase our sport to new and eager audiences. Thailand is a beautiful country, rich in culture and with a long tradition in sports of all kinds. We are proud to be able to introduce something that is not only new to Thailand, but new to the entire continent. And we are very privileged to cooperate with the Royal Thai Navy and U-Tapao Airport, which offer us such fine facilities and expertise.”

The 2016 Air Race 1 event at U-Tapao Airport will be a test event to launch and promote the sport in Thailand. In 2017 a full Air Race 1 World Cup event is planned.

For Images go to: www.airrace1.com/GalleryV2.ink

Air Race 1 is pure motorsport at its fastest.It is a thrilling test of pilot skill based upon the long-runningsport known as formula one air racing. The world’s best race pilots compete to bethe first one to cross the finish. Eight airplanes race directly against each otherat speeds of over 450kph around a tight 5km circuit just 1.5km end to end.Formula one airplanes are a specifically defined airplane class with over 70 years of history which sets strict parameters regarding wing area, engine size and other technical characteristics. Air Race 1 is the top international title in the sport and is sanctioned by all three international formula air racing associations. Air Race 1 World Cup is the event name and trading name of Air Race CC Ltd, which iregistered in the United Kingdom and has a base of operations in Spain. Air Race 1 is comprised of highly-regarded industry-leading experts who have extensive experience in organizing and promoting air racing and air sports competitions on a global scale and who work hard to ensure this race is both safe and a monumental success for all. Note: The sport of formula one air racing has no connection to nor relationship with the sport of formula one car racing nor any other automobile race or organization.

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RED ARROWS ON THE ROAD… they left for a big tour!

 Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that the RAF’s display team will perform their world-famous aerobatics with displays and flypasts for the first time ever in China, and are due to perform in countries including India, Malaysia and Singapore. Planning is under way to finalise details of the Red Arrows deployment, which follows an invitation for the aerobatic team of Hawk T1 aircraft to perform at the Zhuhai Airshow as part of the UK’s GREAT campaign.

The Strategic Defence and Security Review made clear the UK’s commitment to the Asia Pacific region, and to building relationships to address global challenges. Following visits to Japan in January and Singapore in May, Mr Fallon confirmed that RAF Typhoon jets will take part in the joint exercise Bersama Lima from Malaysia, which forms part of the UK’s commitment to the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA). The Typhoons will then deploy around the region for joint exercises with allies, demonstrating the UK’s commitment to exercise with allies across the globe.

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said:

Our RAF Red Arrows and Typhoons represent the best of British. The Red Arrows will fly the flag for Britain in key export markets while our RAF Typhoons will exercise with our allies.

Tour Dates

Date Country Activity
September 29 UK RAF Scampton – Depart
September 30 Jordan Amman – Flypast
October 3 Pakistan Karachi – Flypast
October 8 India Hindon: Indian Air Force Day – Display
October 11 Bangladesh Dhaka – Flypast
October 13 Singapore Flypast
October 14 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur – Flypast with Typhoon
October 17 Kuala Lumpur – Display
October 20 Vietnam Da Nang – Overnight stop, no display
October 23-25 China Shanghai – Ground events
October 28-29 Hong Kong – Ground events
November 1-6 Zhuhai airshow – Displays
November 11 Thailand Hua Hin – Displays and flypasts
November 16 India Hyderabad – Display
November 17 Bangalore – Flypast
November 20 Oman Muscat – Display
November 23 Bahrain Bahrain – Flypast
November 24 UAE Abu Dhabi – Display
November 27 Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix – Display or flypast
November 28 Kuwait Flypast
December 1 UK RAF Scampton – Return
All dates and details are subject to change
This table is based on information supplied by the Red Arrows on their web site
Royal Air Force Areobatic Team "The Red Arrows" on Springhawk 2104 at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus. Today, 27 May 2014, offical approval has been given to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, to display in 2014 – its 50th season. The Team was formally awarded its 2014 Public Display Authority (PDA) earlier today, after months of intensive preparation by its pilots, engineers and support staff. Following the approval, the Red Arrows’ pilots were allowed to change from their green coveralls, used during training, into their iconic red flying suits, which are worn during the season. It is a proud moment for the nine display pilots, all of whom are from frontline squadrons and, before joining the Team, operated jets such as the Tornado or the Typhoon – helping the Royal Air Force protect the United Kingdom and its interests at all hours, 365-days a year. The first UK show of the year for the Red Arrows is on Saturday, May 31 at Falmouth, Cornwall, to coincide with the Pendennis Cup. It is one of more than 80 displays planned this season for the Team, which is the public face of the Royal Air Force and showcases the speed, agility and precision of the Service. Squadron Leader Jim Turner, Team Leader and Red 1, said: “Being awarded Public Display Authority for 2014, the Red Arrows’ 50th season, is a proud moment for everyone involved and is testimony to the dedication and constant strive for excellence which have always been hallmarks of the Team and the Royal Air Force.” The Team’s engineers and support staff, who number more than 100, also changed their coveralls following PDA – into their famous royal blue flying suits. The final part of the PDA process took place at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus this week. The base hosts the Red Arrows for a two-month spring training exercise, with the Team using the island’s fine weather to perfect their 21-minute display, which involves a combination of synchronised formation aerobatics followed by a more dynamic

Royal Air Force Areobatic Team “The Red Arrows” on Springhawk 2104 at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus.
Today, 27 May 2014, offical approval has been given to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, to display in 2014 – its 50th season.
The Team was formally awarded its 2014 Public Display Authority (PDA) earlier today, after months of intensive preparation by its pilots, engineers and support staff.
Following the approval, the Red Arrows’ pilots were allowed to change from their green coveralls, used during training, into their iconic red flying suits, which are worn during the season.
It is a proud moment for the nine display pilots, all of whom are from frontline squadrons and, before joining the Team, operated jets such as the Tornado or the Typhoon – helping the Royal Air Force protect the United Kingdom and its interests at all hours, 365-days a year.
The first UK show of the year for the Red Arrows is on Saturday, May 31 at Falmouth, Cornwall, to coincide with the Pendennis Cup.
It is one of more than 80 displays planned this season for the Team, which is the public face of the Royal Air Force and showcases the speed, agility and precision of the Service.
Squadron Leader Jim Turner, Team Leader and Red 1, said: “Being awarded Public Display Authority for 2014, the Red Arrows’ 50th season, is a proud moment for everyone involved and is testimony to the dedication and constant strive for excellence which have always been hallmarks of the Team and the Royal Air Force.”
The Team’s engineers and support staff, who number more than 100, also changed their coveralls following PDA – into their famous royal blue flying suits.
The final part of the PDA process took place at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus this week.
The base hosts the Red Arrows for a two-month spring training exercise, with the Team using the island’s fine weather to perfect their 21-minute display, which involves a combination of synchronised formation aerobatics followed by a more dynamic

NEWS FROM FRANCE

The 3rd convention of the French air display association « France Spectacle Aérien » will be held in Lyon Saturday, December 3, 2016.

About 130 people attend each year for 3 years now in this meeting of french actors of air shows. Some francophone participants from Belgium and Switzerland are also present.

Workshops and displays subjects will be get into, specially security and safety issues and the fallout of their costs, because, for this reason about 10 air shows have been canceled during the 2016 season. Administrations, Aviation Gendarmerie and DGAC (CAA France) will participate too.

Three EAC Board Members will be present at this conference, the French Jacques Bothelin, Jean-Noël Bouillaguet, as well as Swiss Joerg Thurneer will make the presentation of a topic.

www.france.spectacle.aerien.com ; In the meantime Gilbert Buekenberghs will represent EAC at the ICAS convention in Las Vegas. If you have any questions for him or things to discuss at ICAS for him, let him now!

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AND THE BREITLING JET TEAM WILL ALMOST RETURN…

Jacques and his team will fly their last display in the weekend of 22/23 October on Huntingdon Beach in the USA.

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EAC NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2016

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EAC NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2016

 

*SEPTEMBER EDITION WITH 2016 AIRSHOW NEWS AND FIRST PREVIEW ON EAC CONVENTION 2017 WILL BE PUBLISHED ON SEPT 20

 

CRASH AND DEATH OF SCOTTY WILSON

It is as if he spoke to us yesterday: our good friend Scotty Wilson crashed with his splendid Bugatti aircraft in Oklahoma yesterday 06 August. We send you this terrible news and present our sincere condolences to his family and friends; more info here;

FRANCE SPECTACLES AERIENS GATHERS ON DECEMBER 3

The French are gathering in Lyon Ecully on December 3 for their annual meeting. It will be the 3rd edition of their great convention.

BADA GATHERS

The British Air Display Association holds a POST SEASON SYMPOSIUM on 3 & 4 November 2016 . BADA continues its great airshow work after the challenges of 2015 and set a good example in doing so, keeping us and ICAS informed by John Turner.

NEXT EAC CONVENTION 02 – 04 March 2017, MALTA

Our organisation will organise its next edition of the EAC Convention again in Malta. Bazsed on the received remarks from most of you we shall keep the convention in Malta in the same hotel as last year and improving certain important details.

So, as we see that the flights are still cheap for that period and that f.i. Ryanair is adding several flights to Malta we invite you to book your flights as early as now.

YOUR DATES FOR 2017 and 2018 PLEASE

Airshows are no longer a national only scheduling challenge. Although all our efforts we see that a clash of dates still remains a problem on certain dates. So may we invite all of you to enter the dates for 2017 and even 2018 in a way we can deconflict or else start cooperation between shows in order to change a problem in a win-win situation.

ICAS LAS VEGAS

Our American colleagues will organise their next convention in Paris Hotel Las Vegas on 5/6/7/8 December of this year.

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