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Welcome to the Light Aircraft Association, the heart of a community that lives and breathes recreational aviation in all its forms!  With over 75 years of history, no other UK association has the depth of knowledge and experience in looking after our sport.

7,500

Members

2,700

Aircraft

1,600

Build Projects

NINE REASONS TO JOIN THE LAA

1

BUILD YOUR OWN AIRCRAFT

The LAA was formed out of the amateur aircraft building movement. Even today, you can build an aircraft from the original plans or purchase a modern kit from a recognised manufacturer to build your dream aircraft, with the support of an LAA Inspector. There are so many types to choose from!

2

PILOT

COACHING

The Pilot Coaching Scheme includes provision of Biennial Reviews and Class Rating Revalidation, as well as Type Conversions, Renewal Training, Differences Training and Licence Migration. 

 

Coaches are based all over the UK and willing to travel to meet your needs!

3

LIGHT AVIATION MAGAZINE

Our full-colour monthly magazine, Light Aviation, is free to all members and is packed with a wealth of technical and flying information, first-hand reports of members’ flying adventures and aircraft builds, in depth flight tests and so much more – it’s real cover to cover reading every month!

4

ENGINEERING FACILITIES

At our core is the amateur built aircraft movement and the comprehensive engineering facilities that support the Permit to Fly airworthiness system. 

 

A full time staff of qualified engineers and a countrywide network of Inspectors help make owning and flying your own aircraft both possible and affordable.

5

TRAINING

COURSES

6

OPERATE AN

AIRCRAFT

With the LAA fleet size ever increasing, more and more LAA members are operating LAA aircraft that they have not built under the LAA Permit to Fly Airworthiness System.

The LAA Engineering Department offers the support you need to fly!

7

MEET FELLOW AVIATION LOVERS!

Do you want to meet fellow light aviation lovers?

Clubs for LAA members (also known as Struts) meet at a local level to share knowledge and experiences, as well as take part in local events.

You can find the 'Strut' nearest to you!

8

MEMBER

DISCOUNTS

Every year, the LAA hosts a 'fly-in,' known as the 'LAA Rally' or more recently, the 'Grass Roots Fly In.' LAA members benefit from a discounted entry fee!

 

Furthermore, there are a number of LAA-friendly companies that offer discounts and deals to LAA members. These can be found by clicking the button below.

9

MEMBER

REPRESENTATION

We have an enviable reputation for determination and fairness within the corridors of power in the UK and Europe.

 

We are one of the principle representative groups providing balanced consultative input on matters such as airspace, planning and safety regulation to bodies including the Department for Transport and Civil Aviation Authority.

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Contact Us

Turweston Aerodrome

Nr Brackley

Northants

NN13 5YD

Office Phone No: +44 (0)1280 846 786

Office email: [email protected]

Engineering email: [email protected]

Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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