The Light Aircraft Association (LAA), is an organisation entrusted by the Civil Aviation Authority to oversee the design, building and continued airworthiness of aircraft from plans or kits, many light ex-military types and latterly a selection of factory-built vintage aeroplanes. The vast majority of vintage or aerobatic aeroplanes flown for fun, rather than for commercial passenger carrying purposes, fit into the ‘LAA Permit’ category. With conviction and enthusiasm, you can even design, build and fly your own aeroplane with their guidance. We have restored and maintained many home-built aeroplanes over the years, under the auspices of the LAA (formerly Popular Flying Association), and have nothing but praise for the knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff who are always at hand with advice or a pragmatic solution to a problem. Despite there no longer being a flying display at the annual LAA Rally, we always like to visit to catch up with old friends and see what is new in the world of home-built aircraft.
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