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Advance Tickets and Landing Bookings ‘Go Live’ for LAA Grass Roots Fly In

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 site. As with LAA Rallies, LAA members can book a 3 day pass, offering access to the exhibition area and free access to the “Apron” parking area. Non-members can buy day or 3 day tickets and can also buy access wristbands for the aircraft parking area via the Eventbrite booking site or on the day.

The weekend will be focused on the 03/21 runway with a large adjacent exhibition area, Speaker’s Corner, dedicated LAA aircraft park, camp site and car park for those arriving by road. Among the other regular attractions will be a single, large exhibitor marquee, sponsored by LAS Aero Spares and external exhibitor displays. A full list of exhibitors will be available via the LAA website prior to the event.

As always, flying into the event remains part of the experience. In keeping with the Grass Roots theme Popham will be adopting its standard arrivals and departures procedures, with pre-booking only, based upon timed ‘windows’ rather than individual timed slots. Once again a fly-in booking will allow access to the event by road, if a pilot is unable to fly. Full details of procedures will be made available via the usual publications, the LAA and Popham websites. For those arriving by road, Popham Airfield is easily reached via the M3, A303 and A34 and the airfield entrance is clearly signposted from the A303 west and east bound slip roads at the Overton and Micheldever junction just west of the airfield.

“The LAA Grass Roots Fly In is set to be one of the LAA and Popham’s biggest event of the year” said LAA Chairman Eryl Smith, who heads the organising team. “Over the last few months we have been working closely with Popham Aerodrome to identify how best to develop the event, taking full advantage of Popham’s grass runways and the airfield’s famed rural ambience to create a special event.”

Photography (mostly) Neil Wilson

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