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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!!!