Ivan Shaw to head speaker list at LAA Rally

The LAA has released the list of programmes and talks being given at this year’s LAA Rally, opening at Sywell on Friday 3 September.

The talks will be in Hangar 2 and are sponsored by Garmin.

Friday 3 Sept

10:00 Presentation by Northampton Police on Project Pegasus. Project Pegasus is a joint law enforcement operation tackling aviation border crime around the UK highlighting the important role that the aviation and local community can play in preventing border crime and maintaining a safe community.

11:00 Trevor Pegrum from Garmin will provide an update on the company’s latest product range.

12:00 Ben Syson & Steve Slater: 600kg Microlight presentation and Q&A session on the recent CAA announcement of the re-categorisation of microlight aircraft enabling sub 600kg factory built sport aircraft to be available under a Permit to Fly rather than CofA. Find out all you need to know about the changes and the opportunities that they present.

Everything you need to know about the new 600kg microlight class is one session

13:00 Rob Hart from SkyDemon will provide a presentation on Tips & Tricks when using SkyDemon.

14:00 Design Forum bringing together a panel of Ivan Shaw (Europa & Seeker), Barry Plumb (BGP1 Biplane) & Lynn Williams (Flitzer Z21, Z2) to share their experiences and insights into designing their respective aircraft –it promises to be a light hearted session with the opportunity for Q&A.

15:00 Martin Ferid will share his experiences and tips for Going Foreign. Martin provides a regular feature in Light Aviation and whilst COVID may have curtailed the opportunity for most of us to fly to the continent his ever popular talks will inspire you to start planning for 2022!

16:00 Mike O’Donoghue from GASCo will lead an interactive session on Personal Flight Safety preparation and planning.

17:0) Live link to the RAeS webinar on Project ACCEL – Progress to First Flight with Andy Roberts, Flight Test Engineer at Rolls Royce. He will introduce Project ACCEL which is a Rolls-Royce led programme to build the world’s fasted electric aircraft. Part funded by the Aerospace Technology Institute, a team from Rolls-Royce and Electro-flight has integrated an electrical propulsion system including an advanced battery system into an NXT kit aircraft.

Rolls-Royce’s electric aircraft project, ACCEL, is the subject of a live webinar

Saturday, 4 Sept

10:00 Presentation from Steve Slater & Anne Hughes entitled ‘How Green is my Airfield’ looking at

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