How to Avoid ‘Airshow Syndrome’

  • Ensure you understand and review all regulations and restrictions associated with an event -- don't wing it or get caught up in the crowd's enthusiasm.

  • Develop and practice a profile that does not exceed your limitations, or those of your aircraft.

  • Build in a margin of safety.

  • Develop, brief and fly a safe plan for all flights.

  • Avoid the temptation to "show off" in front of family, friends or an adoring crowd.

    -- Tony Kern, author of the book Flight Discipline