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

Yannick Pace

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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