Focus Area - Safety Development

Safety is paramount to any airshow or flying display, whether it is safety on the ground or in the air.  A high profile incident involving an airshow, has both human and reputational costs, which are not tolerable for the future of airshows. It is key to the future of the industry, display flying and events, that we constantly strive to make our industry as safe as possible, for our airshow family, visitors and supporters.  Airshows are safe events, but we must continually focus our attention to being on top of our game, ensuring we exceed expectations in all areas of safety.

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Aim

Safety is paramount to any airshow or flying display, whether it is safety on the ground or in the air.  

Intent

Safety is paramount to any airshow or flying display, whether it is safety on the ground or in the air.  

How
  • By continually looking at best practice from the wider event industry and ensuring the EAC Airshow Manual is a living document and updated.

  • Continuing to develop the safety culture in display flying, through annual meetings and safety workshops for Military Fast Jet, Formation Teams and Display Pilots.

  • To monitor and report on world wide airshow accidents and incidents, using the detail to develop safety standards through learning and research. 

  • To promote best practice within all areas of event organisation and display flying through the EAC code of Ethics. 

  • Encouraging collaboration and sharing lessons.

  • To include safety presentations and human factors during each convention. 

  • Promote Discussion, learning and experiences within forum discussions. 

  • Collaborative working with national airshow groups (Affiliates) and regualtory authorities.