Bob Littledale
Bob Littledale

 

Bob Littledale

The Directors and staff of the Light Aircraft Association were saddened by the news that Bob Littledale, until very recently the association’s Treasurer and Company Secretary, passed away on April 22nd after a period of ill-health.


Bob always had a strong interest in aviation, having held a PPL for over 40 years.  During a long and successful  aviation career he held senior directorship posts with CSE Aviation and the Oxford Air Training School. 


In his early years Bob flew Tiger Moths and was a keen member of the Tiger club at Redhill; In the late 1990’s he had a share in Miles Messenger G-AKBO.  For many years Bob held a share in a Grob 109b based at Enstone  but, when he caught the home-builder ‘bug’, he picked-up his toolbox and co-built a Vans RV9A; an aircraft he flew regularly until very recently.  Bob joined the PFA EC as Treasurer and Company Secretary in 2007, a post he held until 2013. 

 

He was awarded the Royal Aero Club ‘Certificate of Services to Light Aviation’ in 2012.


Bob was an absolute pleasure to work with, quietly pointing out areas which required caution and suggesting pragmatic solutions to complex problems, especially during the transition from the PFA to the LAA.


We extend our heartfelt sympathy for his loss to Bob's wife Louise, his family and his many, many friends.  He will be sorely missed."