A reminder to Display Pilots and FDDs

Display Pilots and FDDs are reminded that pilots are not allowed to use PDA/DA privileges when arriving at an event unless they are arriving straight into a display or display practice (approved by the FDD).

Arrivals or departures should be in accordance with the relevant aerodrome procedures, military command orders and relevant regulations (MAA regs for mil aircraft, SERA for civ aircraft).

Remember that military pilots might expect to arrive at an aerodrome differently to civilian pilots.

Pilots notes or briefings should include clear arrival procedures and any height restrictions etc. Simply stating ‘standard arrival’ may not be sufficient.