WELCOME TO THE LIGHT AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION
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.
NINE REASONS TO JOIN THE LAA
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!
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!
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.
These will help you build or maintain your aircraft to the highest standard and meet LAA members with similar interests.
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.
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.