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Check your SPAM!
August 5, 2022
Due to some software changes by certain e-mail service providers, it seems that a number of mails from LAA HQ are being directed to Spam or Junk folders, including urgent responses to member queries. ...

Advance Tickets and Landing Bookings ‘Go Live’...
July 27, 2022
Advance tickets and pre-booked windows for arrivals by air are now available for the LAA Grass Roots Fly In at Popham on 2nd, 3rd, 4th September. All tickets can be booked from the Eventbrite booking ...

Birmingham Commonwealth Games Airspace Restriction...
July 15, 2022
The CAA has announced areas of restricted airspace for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Airspace users will not be allowed within the restricted areas without the permission of West Midlands Poli...

Member conduct
July 1, 2022
Sadly, we have had a small number of cases recently where members have been overly aggressive or abusive to LAA staff over the telephone. Our staff have the right to work in a safe environment and are...

Lucy Wootton Appointed New LAA Chief Inspector
June 28, 2022
Lucy Wootton will become the new LAA Chief Inspector, commencing late August. Ken Craigie, who is retiring after more than 30 years’ service, has agreed to continue to work with us through the h...

LAA and SKYFLY TO COLLABORATE ON RADICAL NEW DESIG...
June 24, 2022
LAA and SKYFLY TO COLLABORATE ON RADICAL NEW DESIGN The LAA and British company Skyfly have agreed to collaborate on a radical new aircraft design. Dubbed the “Axe by Skyfly”, it is a two-...

Airworthiness Engineer Vacancy
June 21, 2022
We have a vacancy for an Airworthiness Engineer to be part of the LAA Engineering team based at Turweston. The successful applicant will be involved with all aspects of continued airworthiness for the...

EMERGENCIES HANDLING WORKSHOP – Catch it on repl...
May 24, 2022
There’s a further chance to see last week’s webinar on Handling Emergencies, which included input from LAA CEO Steve Slater.Copy and paste the link below to catch up!https://www.youtube.co...

LAA AND DRAGON AVIATION WORKING TO REGISTER 600Kg ...
April 29, 2022
The LAA and Dragon Aviation, importers of the Ukrainian Aeroprakt A32 Vixxen are working together on CAA registration of the aircraft as a sub-600kg microlight in its kit version and also introducing ...

Chief Inspector Retirement
April 27, 2022
Ken Craigie has announced that he will retire from the post of Chief Inspector later this summer.  Ken has been with the LAA and PFA for 31 years, having joined the team at Shoreham in January 19...

LAA “GRASS ROOTS FLY IN” POPHAM AIRFIELD 2nd ...
April 25, 2022
The LAA will be heading for the green grass of Popham Airfield in Hampshire for a new event on 2nd, 3rd, 4th September 2022. The LAA Grass Roots Fly-In will on one hand take the Association back to it...

LAA and POOLEYS LAUNCH ‘SPRING SOLO’ BURSARY
April 25, 2022
LAA and POOLEYS LAUNCH ‘SPRING SOLO’ BURSARYThe Light Aircraft Association and flight equipment company Pooleys are combining forces to offer a “Spring Solo” bursary, giving &p...

LAA SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2022
April 25, 2022
The LAA, which has a plethora of women members among its pilots, builders, mentors and inspectors, is delighted to support International Women’s Day 2022. How better than by taking a look At thi...

LAA STARTS 2022 WITH MEMBERSHIP AND FLEET SIZE BA...
April 25, 2022
After the inevitable turbulence caused by Covid and the various lockdowns, the Light Aircraft Association will start 2022, with membership numbers and the number of aircraft on LAA-overseen Permits to...





















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