September’s LAA Rally is definitely… ON!

+VIDEO This September’s LAA Rally is definitely on! according to the Light Aircraft Association (LAA).

This follows the government’s decision to remove all mandatory requirements on social distancing and limits on outdoor events.

The Rally aims to provide all the usual exhibits and facilities members have come to expect at previous events. This year’s LAA Rally is on 3-5 September.

There will be a host of exhibitors with products, services and aircraft on display this year, as well as an enlarged Homebuilder’s Village and Flea Market together with some of the iconic aircraft from 75 years of the Association.

“Ensuring a safe and enjoyable Rally remains the top priority and in addition to redesigning the layout of the main exhibition site to create Covid-safe spacing, the LAA Rally Working Group will continue to liaise closely with Sywell and monitor and adapt plans in light of any future changes in Government  guidelines,” said the LAA.

“As we go to press there are no plans to enforce social distancing, wearing of face masks, or the need for health checks on entry but we will encourage everyone to be respectful of others and be responsible for their own actions.”

One of the problems faced and solved by the LAA is air traffic control. This year the Rally will operate under an experienced team of air/ground radio operators led by Popham’s Chris Thompson.

Finalising these arrangements with CAA has delayed the opening of the slot booking system which is now expected to open at the beginning of August. Full details on slot bookings and downloadable flight information will be available on the LAA website.

There is much still to do and there will be regular updates via LAA Rally website pages here.

“If you haven’t already done so make sure you have the 3-5 September in your diary and come and celebrate the return of the Rally at Sywell.”

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