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Lucy Wootton Appointed New LAA Chief Inspector

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 handover period.

Lucy comes to the LAA with a wide experience of engineering and recreational flying. After gaining an Honours Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Loughborough University, she has worked for Rolls-Royce and as an Aircraft Structural Repair Design Engineer. She is also a BGA Glider Inspector, a BGA Board Member, a PPL holder and is a key figure at Edgehill Gliding Centre.

Said LAA Engineering Director John Ratcliffe: “We’re very much looking forward to welcoming Lucy to the LAA team, heading our establishment of over 300 Inspectors.  There is huge potential to take the Chief Inspector role forward, as well as integrating it with the Training, Airworthiness and Design aspects of the LAA’s service to its members”.




Photography (mostly) Neil Wilson

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