What to expect at the 2012 Sywell Rally
31st August to 2nd September, Sywell Aerodrome, Northants
The LAA Sywell Rally is growing year on year and the Rally Team continues to look at ways of enhancing the event even further. 2012 will see the return of the popular Homebuilders Centre, where you will find part built projects, Engineering department personnel, tutors in a range of aircraft build techniques and so much more that a wealth of knowledge about building or maintaining your own aircraft.
If your business is recreational aviation then you really should be exhibiting at the LAA Sywell Rally. No other UK event attracts as many aircraft owners and builders, the very people who you need to attract to do business with your company. Further information on exhibiting can be found here.
Awards & Trophies
A number of prestigious Trophies and Awards are presented at the Rally, many celebrating the superbly built and restored aircraft that attend. If you would like to enter your aircraft for judging you can do so prior to the event or when you arrive. Full details of the categories and how to enter can be found here.
The awards ceremony will take place in Hangar One on Saturday evening, 1st September, at 7:30pm.
Accommodation and Camping
Once again, this year's LAA Sywell Rally will have a dedicated campsite with hot showers and regularly serviced toilets, which will be sited in the field across the road from the aerodrome and run by Andover Strut members. The site will be up and running from Thursday afternoon and will close early on Monday morning.
There will be a single price of £30 per unit irrespective of length of stay (a unit being a tent, caravan or motorhome).
For arrivals by air, camping by your aircraft is included in the one off landing fee of £10 which also covers admission for all on board for three days.
For those not wishing to camp, a comprehensive list of local hotels can be found here.
Flying In to the Rally?
Opening Times / Entrance Fees / Car Parking
We appreciate that finding the money to attend events is not always easy in the current climate. We have therefore decided for the third year running not to increase entrance fees. More information on entrance fees and opening times can be found here.
Entertainment and General Information
Once again the beer festival will be taking place over the weekend organised by Sywell Aerodrome. Food and entertainment will be available in Hangar 1 on Saturday evening. More information about activities at the Rally can be found here including awards, aircraft judging, homebuilders centre and much more!
Download a copy of the Rally poster.
Looking Back at Rally 2011
What’s all the fuss about? Check out our Rally 2011 pages to see why the LAA Sywell Rally is such a huge hit with UK recreational pilots and enthusiasts. We have a new Rally Video; Rally reports from the October and November Association Magazine, Light Aviation; a Photographic Report in our Photo Archive; a full List of prize winners; and a Full List of all the aircraft that flew into the event.