This category includes documents related to performer air/ground operations and includes a sub-category that is devoted exclusively to performer-related safety issues.
23 documents found.
FAA Environmental Information Documentation (EID)
The EID is a worksheet that the FAA has developed to request information from pilots that will help them complete the environmental impact assessment that resulted from its compromise with EPA.
Jet Vehicles Best Practices
Revised September 2009
Bailing Out - an Information Session and Refresher Course
(The power point presentation from the break-out educational session presented by Allen Silver at the 2008 ICAS Convention.) If you’re an aerobatic pilot, you won’t want to miss this perennially popular presentation with one of the world’s foremost authorities in this area. You’ll learn more about how to use the parachute that you wear each time you fly. You’ll get a refresher course on what to do – and what not to do! – when it comes time to get out of the airplane. And, even if you never have the need to use the information, you’ll leave with a quiet sense of confidence that you have reviewed the information and mentally rehearsed your quick exit if and when it becomes necessary.
Pyrotechnics Checklist, ICAS Air Show Manual
This is the pyrotechnics-related content from the ICAS Air Show Manual.
ICAS Air Show Performer Pre-Performance Checklist
This ICAS document provides air show pilots with a brief checklist of critical issues that should be addressed and/or considered prior to an air show performance.
ICAS Safety Creed
ICAS Safety Creed explains the safety philosophy of the International Council of Air Shows and its members. The Creed also serves as a call to action for ICAS members to actively participate in working to keep air shows safe.
Fuel Contamination on the Air Show Ramp (2006, 3Q)
Even though there is no definitive data on how much jet fuel mixed into avgas would cause a problem, our expert panel agreed that the pilot is operating in the realm of experimental test flying when using suspect fuel.
The Need for Creativity and Innovation among Air Show Performers (2006, 2Q)
One goal of any air show is to keep audiences coming back and expecting to see things they haven't seen before. Creative flying can have such an impact.
Cross Country Accident Case History: Dauntless Down (2005, 1Q)
In our last issue, Dave Hirschman contributed an article entitled "Dauntless Aerobat" in which he discussed his experiences getting checked out the SBD Dauntless dive bomber that is owned and operated by the Dixie Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. Unfortunately, just a few weeks after that article was published, Hirschman was forced to make an off-field landing in the Duantless. His experiences provide a number of important insights that will be useful to all air show pilots.
Development and Execution of the F-18 Super Hornet Air Show Maneuver Sequence (2005, 1Q)
As part of the educational program at the 2004 ICAS Convention in Las Vegas, Ricardo Traven, Boeing's chief test pilot for the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet, offered some insight on how he and his colleagues had used the collective resources of Boeing to help them develop an air show maneuver sequence that best showcases the Rhino.
Providing Effective and Enjoyable Aerobatic Rides (2004, 1Q)
To supplement our very clinical discussions on the regulatory and financial issues surrounding air show-based ride programs, we asked veteran air show performer and enthusiastic ride-giver Jan Collmer to provide some insight on the most effective and successful mechanics of providing aerobatic rides.
Discussion and Information on Smoke Oil (2003, 3Q)
Most performers specify a brand and grade of smoke oil proven for health and safety, and for their type of display. Yet many are asked to swap their other oils before showtime, a situation that can have dangerous consequences.
Airmanship and Piloting Tips from Performers for Performers (2001, 2Q)
Airmanship and Piloting Tips and Advice from Air Show Pilots for Air Show Pilots (2001, 2Q)
Performer Tips from Performers for Performers (2000, 4Q)
In a summary of an educational session held during the 1999 ICAS Convention, several ICAS performer members provide their tips and hints on how performers may conduct their business more safely, more effectively and more productively (2000, 4Q)
Building a Balanced Show (1998, 2Q)
A panel of air show veterans discuss the value of and methods for developing a diverse and balanced air show.
Performer Recounts Bail Out Experience (1998, 1Q)
A veteran air show performer discusses his experience bailing out of his aircraft when he could not recover from a maneuver
The Effects of G Force on Aerobatic Pilots (FAA Advisory Circular 91-61)
This FAA document provides insight on the impact of G forces on aerobatic pilots.
Human Physiology and Medical Issues for Air Show Pilots (FAA AIM Chapter 8)
Medical tips and advice for pilots, including fitness, altitude, hypervenilation, carbon monoxide, vision and illusions, aerobatic flight, and judgement aspects of collision avoidance.
Diagrams and Charts of the Air Show Aerobatic Box (Appendices for FAA Advisory Circular 91-45C)
Appendices for FAA Advisory Circular 91-45. Includes diagrams and charts illustrating the air show showline, primary spectator area, secondary spectator area, Category I/II/II flightlines, minimum take-off distances, and instructions for completing 7711-2. Check FAA wesite for updates.
FAA Exemption on Minimum Fuel Requirements for Air Show Pilots
Exemption notification from the FAA: allows all ICAS members to participate in air shows without meeting the minimum fuel requirements for VFR flights, when certain other conditions are met.
FAA Guidance/Regulations on Organizing and Conducting Air Shows (FAA 8900.1 volume 6, chapter 10, formerly known as Chapter 49 of the FAA Field Inspector's Handbook)
This document -- formerly known as Chapter 49 of the Field Inspector's Handbook -- is the FAA's guidance to FAA Flight Standards inspectors on serveilling an aviation event. In the United States, this is the document that sets the standards that FAA inspectors expect to see at any U.S. air show.
FAA Training Document on Stall/Spin Awareness Training (FAA Advisory Circular 61-67)
This FAA Advisory Circular explains stall and spin awareness training and informs pilots of the airworthiness standards for the type certification of normal, utility, and acrobatic category airplanes. Spins, stalls, recovery, stall speed, weight and balance. (See FAA website for updates)
Stalls and Spins (FAA Airplane Handbook Chapter 4)
This document provides introductory-level guidance and insight on stalls and spins.