Flying and driving in to the Rally
Please visit the Sywell Aerodrome website for aircraft pre-registration plus map and directions for arriving by road. The AIC for flying in and local Sywell joining instruction will be available soon.
Access to the Airside Park
LAA members gain free access to the airside parking so that they can get up close and personal to the incredibly diverse range of aircraft types that have flown in. Whatever your interest it will be well served, from a single seat microlight to a four seat high speed tourer, from ultra modern homebuilt to vintage masterpiece and from warbird replica to state of the art machines. Talk to the owners and closely inspect the aircraft but please, do not touch.
Non members can also have access to the Park for a £10 per day additional fee. They can also take advantage of member benefit of free access if they join the LAA at the show (or join now and get in at member's rate). See Entrance Fees for further details.
The comings and goings
Aircraft arrive and depart throughout the day so there is always something going on. For the keen photographer there are ample opportunities to capture the action, rarely will you see so many unique aircraft in one location.
Return of the Homebuilders Centre
The Homebuilders Centre will contain many of LAA's activities. Part-built aircraft and components, representatives from the LAA engineering department to answer technical queries, tutors from the Educational Trust training courses demonstrating some of the available training and Coaches from the Pilot Coaching Scheme to offer advice on all aspects of pilot training.
Sales and Wants
Do you want to advertise anything for sale or looking for something in particular? Bring your advert and place it on the Sales and Wants board in Marquee 3.
The ExhibitionThe Trade Exhibition offers everything from a nut and bolt to the latest aircraft kits on the market. Pilot supplies, avionics, tools, you name it, it is a veritable toy shop for the aviation enthusiast. List of exhibitors attending will be available soon.
Aircraft Coverings will once again be giving you the opportunity to try your hand with the PolyFiber range of covering materials.
Flea MarketIt will this year be located in the Homebuilders Centre. Always a popular attraction it presents sellers with an opportunity to get a good price for their unwanted bits and pieces, and buyers the chance of a bargain.
Come see what the LAA has to offer. Homebuilding, Technical training courses, Pilot Coaching Scheme, Flying on a budget, Working with the regulators to ensure your freedom to fly and much more.
Trophies and awards
Competitions for Trophies and Awards: Best Plans Built, Best kit built, Best Vintage etc. Enter your aircraft for judging on Friday and Saturday or pre-register. Full details to follow.
Food and entertainment
Sywell is the perfect location for our annual rally; the art deco infrastructure is simply superb with a restaurant, café and motel on site. A selection of fast food and ice cream vans is also available in the exhibition area.
Again this year there is an opportunity for those Rally goers who do not have to fly or drive home to enjoy a "Beer Festival" in Hangar 1 where over 20 Real Ales will be available. A hot buffet will also be available from 1830-2100.
Friday evening will be an opportunity to meet up with old friends for a quiet drink and on Saturday we will have the presentation of Awards and Trophies, followed by the cutting of the 65th Anniversary cake, followed by the music and humour of the Bavarian Stompers.