Looking ahead to the 2013 Sywell Rally

30th August to September 1st, Sywell Aerodrome, Northants


The LAA Sywell Rally is growing year on year and the Rally Team continues to look at ways of enhancing the event even further. 2012 saw the return of the popular Homebuilders Centre, where part built projects, Engineering department personnel, tutors in a range of aircraft build techniques and so much more was on display. What a success it was too and it certainly added to that oh so special Rally atmosphere of fun and camaraderie.


Exhibitor Information

If your business is recreational aviation then you really should be exhibiting at the LAA Sywell Rally. No other UK event attracts as many aircraft owners, builders and pilots, the very people who you need to attract to do business with your company. Past exhibitors tell us that they do more business at the LAA Rally than any other UK event. Plus you will be surprised at just how affordable it is to exhibit at this premier UK event. Information and pricing for exhibitors can be found here.


List of exhibitors attending.


Awards & Trophies

A number of prestigious Trophies and Awards are presented at the Rally, many celebrating the superbly built and restored aircraft that attend. If you would like to enter your aircraft for judging you can do so prior to the event or when you arrive. Latest judging takes place early afternoon on the Saturday. The awards ceremony arrangements will be confirmed later. Full details of the categories and how to enter can be found here.


Accommodation and Camping

Once again, this year's LAA Sywell Rally will have a dedicated campsite with hot showers and regularly serviced toilets, which will be sited in the field across the road from the aerodrome and run by Andover Strut members. The site will be up and running from Thursday afternoon and will close early on Monday morning. We hope to have a catering van open early morning and evening for tea, coffee and bacon sarnies.

There will be a single price of £30 per unit irrespective of length of stay (a unit being a tent, caravan or motorhome).


For arrivals by air, camping by your aircraft is included in the one off landing fee of £10 which also covers admission for all on board for three days (note that this fee covers one landing only, additional landings are £10 each).


For those not wishing to camp, a comprehensive list of local hotels can be found here.


Flying In to the Rally?

Those intending to fly in to the Rally, must book an arrivals slot time and MUST READ THE RALLY AIC and must book a slot.


Opening Times / Entrance Fees / Car Parking


We appreciate that finding spare money is not always easy in the current climate and will, for the fourth year running, not be raising admission prices or landing fees. Full details of the 2013 admission charges can be found here.


Entertainment and General Information

Once again the beer festival will be taking place over the weekend organised by Sywell Aerodrome. Food and entertainment will be available in Hangar 1 on Saturday evening. More information about entertainment and activities at the Rally will be added as it becomes available.



Looking Back at Rally 2012

What’s all the fuss about? Check out our Rally 2012 page to see why the LAA Sywell Rally is such a huge hit with UK recreational pilots and enthusiasts. We have Rally reports from the October and November Association Magazine, Light Aviation; a Photographic Report in our Photo Archive; a full List of prize winners; and a full list of all the aircraft – all 960 of them - that flew into the event. Photos from 2012 can be found here.




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