Latest News about the next convention in 2014: the dates are 6-8 March; it will start with a Viper Pilots "Side Meeting" for the current and past F16 Demo Pilots, and, if this is successful,maybe this willbe the basis to organize, in 2015, a wider session for a Solo-display Pilots Side-Meeting to include all fast jet display pilots. Because everybody was very happy with the hotel and facilities in 2013, the Convention will be Antwerp again in the 4* Hotel Radisson Blue Astrid.
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|CONVENTION 2013||Files: 9|
Here you can see and download several documentation for the EAC Convention 2013 (in progress)
|CONVENTION 2012||Subcategories: 1||Files: 9|
Only for registered users
|CONVENTION 2013 Public Documents||Files: 6|
Here you can see and download several documentation for the EAC Convention 2013
|CONVENTION 2012 Public Documents||Subcategories: 1||Files: 5|
Program and documents of the Convention 2012 (In progress...)
|CONVENTION 2011||Files: 18|
Here you can find:
*Public documents of EAC; All information concerning the future meeting of the EAC in Brussels;
*All Presentations of the diferents speakers in the EAC 2011 Convention.
|CONVENTION 2010||Files: 16|
The general theme of the 2010 EAC´s Convention was "Managing Resources to ensure safety and provide entertainment at Airshows"; Here you can find presentations under this theme:
PROGRAMME FOR THE EAC CONVENTION 25-27 FEBRUARY 2010
Managing Resources to ensure safety and provide entertainment at Airshows!
The international nature of the Convention is demonstrated by the nationalities of the speakers from: Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Turkey, South Africa, the UK and the USA.
The growing popularity of seaside airshows in Europe
the challenges of attracting partners and involving them in the event
The importance and influence of commentators at an Airshow
The challenges of managing aerobatic teams – large and small
Regulating for safety
The influence of human factors on Airshow safety
Special Extra Presentations
|CONVENTION 2009||Files: 16|
All the presentations of the EAC convention 2009; Remember that it is only possible to download it if you are a EAC member; you can find here this documents:
PROGRAMME FOR THE EAC CONVENTION 2009
100 Years of Airshows – from safety to marketing; have we made good progress?
Are we improving safety and learning lessons from experience?
|CONVENTION 2008||Files: 16|
All the presentations of the EAC convention 2008; Remember that it is only possible to download it if you are a EAC member.
Here you can find:
|CONVENTION 2007||Files: 15|
All the presentations of the EAC convention 2009; Remember that it is only possible to download it if you are a EAC member and a registered user in the website; you can find here this documents:
EAC CONVENTION 15-17 FEBRUARY 2007
Theme: Back to the Fundamentals of Airshow Activity – seeking safe and attractive airshows
What innovations are shaping the future of the Airshow world?
“Are you properly organised? – have you got your act together?” Interactive presentations and discussions led by the UK team of Thilthorpe-Sheeley Associates: Ian Sheeley, former Air Traffic Controller and RIAT Emergency Services manager and Ray Thilthorpe, pilot and former Red Arrows manager, who together organise and provide consultation to at least 12 UK Airshows. The 3rd team member is Lisa Duncan who was an organiser of the Southend Air Show and who has her own event Management company.
Opening Address – Speaker from Belgium, Mr Ivo Belet, Member of the European Parliament
“The new Excitement – Red Bull Air Races”- speaker from Austria, Heinz Möller - Director Aviation, Red Bull Air Races World Series
“The role of Air Traffic Control in delivering an interesting and safe flying display” - speaker from the UK, Ian Revell - Manchester International Airport Air Traffic Control and Royal International Air Tattoo Air Traffic Services
“Update on the big Warbird – The return of the Vulcan” –speaker from UK, Dr Robert Pleming, Director the Vulcan Operating Company – ‘Vulcan to the Sky’
“The joys and trials of a solo Display Pilot in his travels across Europe”
-speaker from Turkey,
“Thunderbirds are Go! – The participation of US Military aircraft in Europe in 2007” – - speaker from the USA, Lt Colonel Mike Kilbourn, United States Air Forces Europe
“Belgium’s military aircraft participation in the coming season” – speaker from Belgium,1stCC Alain Michiels, Belgian Air Force COMOPSAIR Airshow Support Team
“The future of military participation in Airshows” – speakers from France and UK, Colonel (retired) Pierre-Alain Antoine, commentator and aviation consultant and Squadron Leader Andy Pawsey, commentator and member of RAF Events Team
“Lessons learnt from the 2006 Display Season – including the Aire06 and Leeuwarden Experience”-
speakers from Spain and the Netherlands,
“Flying the F-16 solo display” –speaker from Belgium, Commandant Mickey Artiges, F-16 display pilot, Belgian Air Force
“The growth of new Airshows – the
“How to operate rotary powered WW1 aircraft at airshows” –speaker from Sweden, Mikael Carlson, display pilot of old warbirds and veteran aircraft and rotary engine expert
“Machines, dance and theatre” - New concepts of entertainment including aviation in events - speaker from Austria, Hubert Lepka, Special and spectacular Event Producer and Director
Keynote Speaker: “The future Challenges for Airshows and Display Flying” – speaker from UK Sir John Allison, President of Europe Air Sports; member of EASA Advisory Board; highly experienced display pilot..
|USEFUL DOCUMENTS||Files: 10|
Useful Documents for the Members of EAC:
This section contains documents about contingency planning for special events, research of crowd behaviour, health & safety of large crowds and the causes and prevention of crowd disasters. Please remember that these documents provide information and guidance – they have not been updated since their publication and you should contact their originators for amendments and further information.
|AIRSHOW ACCIDENTS REVIEWS||Files: 8|
Here you can download the Airshow Accidents reviews by Des Barker
Major General (retired) Des Barker, former South African Air Force test and demonstration pilot has written the annual airshow accident review for display pilots, airshow organisers and safety officers worldwide with the purpose of highlighting ongoing accident/incidents at airshows in an effort to improve airshow and display flying safety by considering lessons learned.
In 2003, he published a comprehensive book about Airshow flight safety which included detailed analyses of accidents over the previous 50 years – “Zero Error Margin.” This 365 page book is still highly relevant, although sadly out of print, and the author has kindly allowed the EAC to make an electronic version of his book available to EAC Members.
Available for download here are copies of each Annual Review issued since the publication of “Zero Error Margin” together with a more detailed random selection of Airshow Accidents over the past 100 years.
Several and diferents utilities for airshows, as documents for briefings, slots, etc.
Articles with interest for the EAC Community; This articles can view but only registeres users can download.
The EAC will produce newsletters regularly; are you receiving them? if not, register as a Member of the EAC! If you want to see newsletters, go to the "newsletter" (with pictures on the site), section under resources, in the User Menu click on My subscriptions then, a list of recent newsletters will be shown to you; if you are not a member, please go members area; Have you some news about your airshow or your new plans for your aerobatic team? Send it to us and we will publish it in future newsletters!
All the documents and presentations of the last convention, will be ready in the first day of March, we are currently preparing all the documents
In the end it is the pilot and his skill that make the aerobatics look so exciting and it is the all the men and women, boys and girls who, in very many cases, freely volunteer to help that make an event so memorable. We will be running a series of stories about special people ... airshow people ...over the coming months. Tell us about the people who make your airshow special, you can see here.