The LAA Rally – highlight of the year for many aviators – is a go! for this September.
The Rally is set for 3-5 September at Sywell and the LAA is already planning the event using guidance to make it Covid-safe.
An additional factor is that it’s the LAA’s 75th anniversary which will be celebrated at the Rally with special exhibits and some rarely seen aircraft from across the years.
Eryl Smith, who chairs the LAA Rally Committee, said, “The success of the NHS Coronavirus vaccination programme, and the consequent Government Roadmap, means we can feel positive about the LAA 75th Anniversary Sywell Rally being run as close to ‘normal’ as possible.
“We will offer all visitors a Covid-safe environment including more open public spaces and the avoidance of fully enclosed exhibition marquees.
“We have been encouraged by the enthusiasm of many of our long-term exhibitors, who are already requesting booking information and are looking forward to returning to the unique, informal, friendly atmosphere of the event.”
For all visitors, the Rally offers opportunities for bargains and special deals from exhibitors, and also airside, with close-up access to Britain’s biggest aircraft gathering.
Other successful elements will continue including the popular Speakers Corner lecture area (with appropriate distancing) and the Homebuilders Centre providing insight into what is involved in building your own aircraft.
Part-built projects, representing wood, metal and composite construction, will be on display with their builders, plus demonstrations by experts in particular build disciplines.
Admission prices to the event have always represented excellent value for money, particularly for LAA members who pay just £6 to cover all three days, including airside access. Non-members pay £15 to cover all three days, plus £10 per day for airside access.