The CAA and the New Zealand Airshow Association (NZASA) are working together to ensure safety at airshows.
The role of display director is key to safety, so the association and the CAA have developed a manual defining responsibilities of that role (see link below).
Guide to Airshow Display Director - New Zealand Airshow Association (PDF 118 KB)
Starting from the 2018-19 airshow season in New Zealand, aviation event authorizations will depend on organisers using an approved display director, based on the manual.
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