Flaps Special: LAA Rally at Sywell


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The Light Aircraft Association Rally took place at Sywell between 2nd and 4th September 2011.

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Neither Elliott or I had been to one before so we didn’t know what to expect… and we’re glad to report we really enjoyed it. There was an impressive number of aircraft and – to our virgin eyes – an amazing array of designs. The atmosphere was welcoming and enthusiastic, and to cap it all, the weather was great too.

We took along our recording machines and came back with some great interviews, so listen to this and enjoy. If you were there you’ll recall how good it was, and if you weren’t you’ll get an idea of what you missed.

Thanks to everyone we spoke to and to the LAA for making us feel so welcome.

If you’ve not heard Flaps Podcast before, hello and thanks for coming to find us. We’re a (roughly) monthly audio programme dedicated to flying and talk about aviation matters: Elliott and I are both PPLs from the UK. Check out all the podcasts on our home page.

This is a one-off special edition of Flaps – there are none of our regular items. Normal service will be resumed shortly!


0.00 Introduction
0.28 LAA Chairman Roger Hopkinson
3.08 Manuel Queiroz – friend of Flaps and round-the-world RV6 pilot (hear more Manuel in Flaps 9 or our full studio interview with Manuel in Flaps Extended)
9.40 Bart Verhees – builder of the Verhees Delta
12.35 Bill Allen – Cozy Mk IV owner
17.51 Malcolm Titmus – an RV9a owner
20.26 LAA Chief Executive Peter Harvey

Duration: 24.20

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