On 14 April the (UK) Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) published the final report from its Civil Air Display Review, confirming a series of measures aimed at making UK civil air displays even safer. This review was launched immediately after the tragic Shoreham Air Show accident in August last year (2015). It has been focused on the regulation of civil air displays as a whole.
The document builds on the measures already announced in the action report the CAA published in January this year (2016), which included enhanced risk assessments for displays and strengthening requirements for areas such as training and checks for those overseeing displays and the experience, skill and
health of display pilots. In addition to those actions, the CAA’s final report confirms further safety requirements that air show organisers and display pilots will have to meet for the 2016 air display season.