Light Aircraft Association Limited - 2018 Annual General Meeting



The Annual General Meeting of the Light Aircraft Association Ltd

will be held on

Sunday 21st October 2018


Sywell Aerodrome, Hangar 2, Northants


The 2018 LAA AGM will be held in Hangar 2 in the Aviator Hotel at Sywell Aerodrome, Northampton on Sunday 21st October. The actual AGM forms only part of a full day’s entertainment for LAA members. The program for the day will be announced nearer the time.


AGM documentation


AGM Agenda

Minutes of the 2017 AGM

2017 Audited Accounts

Treasurer's Report

Chairman's personal statement regarding motions

Motion 1 and supporting statement from Stewart Jackson

Motion 1 : supporting statement from Tracey Curtis-Taylor

Motion 2 and supporting statement from David Mole


Notices of Motions and Candidates for Directorships of the LAA


Notices of Motion of any kind and notification to stand for election to the Board of Directors must be received by LAA HQ no later than Sunday 9th September. Notifications to stand for the Board must be presented by a proposer and seconder, both of whom must be beneficial shareholders. The candidate, who must have been a beneficial shareholder of at least two years, also needs to express their desire to stand in writing.


Proxy Voting


Whilst we hope to get a large and enthusiastic audience for the AGM, clearly not everybody is able to attend. However, that does not preclude you from being able to vote because we have a proxy voting system in place. On the reverse side of the address page of the October magazine ias a proxy form which lists the candidates and the motions that will be put to the AGM.


A downloadable proxy form can be found here.


Proxy Form Notes


Proxy voting by email.
An interesting question about proxy voting by email has been raised. I am the one to answer it, as company secretary.

Article 16 (a) says that proxy voting may be "where permitted, by means of electronic communication as instructed on the proxy form." There are no instructions on the current proxy form about voting by email and nothing anywhere to say that it is permitted - but neither is it forbidden. My natural inclination is that what is not expressly forbidden is impliedly permitted.

What is clear is that the proxy form must be signed and must show a membership number. I think ‘signed’ must mean signed by hand and not signed electronically, bearing in mind that all proxy forms are carefully checked in the LAA office.

I think the most sensible pragmatic answer is that I will accept an emailed legible scan of a properly signed and numbered proxy form. However it has been noticed that scans emailed at low resolution can be almost illegible when they are received in the LAA office, so the wisest course maybe to post the paper form.

David Mole- 8th October 2018



Membership cards


Please note that to attend the AGM you must be a current member of the LAA. Please ensure you have your membership card with you.

To vote at the AGM you must be a beneficial shareholder of the LAA. Unless you have specifically opted out, you will be a beneficial shareholder by default if you are a current member.


Getting to Sywell


If you are coming by road there are directions on the Sywell website at or you can use the postcode NN6 0BN in your satnav.


You are welcome to fly in to Sywell, normal PPR procedures apply (see the Sywell website for details) but landing fees will be waived if you are attending the AGM.


3rd October 2018