The British Air Display Association
Air displays in the UK can be traced back almost as far as the history of aviation itself, the excitement of seeing either the latest or oldest flying machine still remains, with many millions of people attending air displays and airshows throughout the country each year.
The British Air Display Association was formed in April 2011 following a number of successful informal meetings by organisers, pilots and others associated with air displays. These meetings identified a need to have an organisation to encourage, promote and advance Safety and Standards in British air displays whilst encouraging open discussion on all aspects of staging an airshow, from the smallest, involving a couple of flying displays, to the largest with international following.
Organising an airshow is more than just asking a few pilots to come along and fly their aircraft and the members of BADA represent every aspect of the air display community, from organisers and pilots to commentators and showground contractors.