*Women in Aviation
*International Airshows as a form of Cultural Diplomacy
*Aviation and UN SDGs: innovative technologies, ecology, peace building
Initiative and practical research conducted by ACD-President Tatjana Christelbauer
International Airshow manifestations
as a form of Cultural diplomacy:
promotion and exchange of the regional/national products, cultural and traditional values, international social gathering
and network growing, audience development, improvement of mobility, international intercultural relations,
job creations and safety.
ACD – CD Airshow tours are excursions to the Airshow manifestations and a part of the larger ACD project „Wheels of Cultures“.
Airshow manifestations deliver remarkable examples of smart investments into cultural and public diplomacy activities, about trust-building and risk mitigation through cooperation based on complementarity.
New initiative since 2017:
According to the actual statistics, there is still a lack of women participation in aviation, especially by piloting. Whether by military or in the field of agriculture and beyond.
With the aim to support the improvement of the gender equality by equal opportunities, engagement of women in the field as active contributors to peace and security, ACD team invites interested women and girls to visit the airshows and to widen their career opportunities within the field or to join our team by the visit of the international airshow meetings.
The purpose of all ACD-Airshow tours is to enhance direct intercultural exchange through the participation of individuals and groups from civil society, professionals from various fields, and the military.
Thematic visits (Airshow manifestations) organized by ACD-Team include educational activities, guides by military representatives, group picture (Foto Sessions), visits to Aerospace museums, interviews with pilots, and Aerobatic teams, and more.
By joining the Airshow Tours
participants will learn to disseminate quality information (quality report writing course), grow their network by connecting with like-minded individuals and organizations from across Europe and worldwide, and widen their career opportunities in the field, among other experiences and further engagement in the ACD-projects.
All applicants (age up to 18) must have student status or job position and valid travel documents, including visas for countries where the visa is mandatory; basic knowledge in English and in best case basic knowledge in German, Italian, and the official language of the visiting country.
By successful approvement of the application, candidates will sign an Agreement for their contribution to the ACD – CD Airshow tours project through quality report writing, foto documentation of their trips to certain destinations, and accept the ACD- code of conduct.
Bonus for participants:
ACD– CD Airshow Tours, Smart Travellers, and Cultural Exchange Ambassadors will receive a free ACD membership certificate for two years, after signing of the ACD partner declaration and confirmation to disseminate quality information about their impressions and experiences from the Airshow tours.
The first ACD–Airshow Tour has started on 3rd September 2016 and was organized in partnership with the NGO Drustvo za akademski razvoj from Belgrade (Serbia), with the generous support from the Airpower Austria representatives by warmly welcoming, guidance and talk, and by Frecce Tricolori representatives by meeting, talk and foto session!
See more about the first ACD– CD Airshow Ambassadors and their travel from Belgrade (Serbia) to the Airpower show in Zeltweg (Austria) on the
ACD Facebook page
Read more about ACD- CD Thematic trip to the Airpowershow16: