LAA Starts 2020 with Record Fleet Size and Membership
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The Light Aircraft Association starts the new year with a record fleet size of 2,827 aircraft on valid Permits to Fly overseen by the Association. The year 2019 saw 2,750 permits renewed, 50 more than the previous year, and 93 newly permitted aircraft took to the skies for the first time.

There was also an increase in the number of new projects registered in 2019 at 83, in comparison with 67 the previous year.  Membership figures look equally good too, with 7,790 members recorded at the year’s end, including around 600 new recruits.


“We’re delighted to be starting the New Year with such robust figures” said CEO Steve Slater. “While some have worried about stagnation or worse in our sector, these numbers demonstrate that there is strong support for lower-cost recreational flying. We’ve got an equally exciting year ahead too, with activities including a summer Scottish Tour and the LAA Rally, new additions to our Permit fleet including YAK aircraft and a renewed commitment to areas including engineering training and the LAA Pilot Coaching Scheme.” 


2nd January 2020