July 2020 Issue of Light Aviation
Solar Impulse 2 commences its global circumnavigation



  • Chairman’s Chat - Tim Hardy says Commercial flying must recover for the health of all sectors.
  • News - Unfortunate Rally cancellation, Green light for opt out 600kg, Air League build plans.
  • Financial Report - Steve Slater reviews the Association’s 2019 financial performance.
  • ROCC Course - Taking the LAA’s two-day Radio Operator Certificate of Competence course
  • Project News - RV-6A and 20-year Minicab completions, and the KFA Explorer progresses.
  • North to Zanzibar - A father and sons’ African adventure in a Sling 4. Part 1.
  • Electric aircraft - LAA Engineering’s primer on electric powered aircraft trumpets updated TL.
  • Refuelling - Dave James solves the refuelling conundrum at his air strip base.
  • Struts4U - The Struts have been active with virtual club nights, check out your local group.
  • Destination Freiburg - Martin visits delightful Freiburg, a town that holds youthful memories.
  • Fly for under £20K - Part 1 on what two-seaters you can buy for under £20K, plus group operation.
  • New panel - Ruth Kelly has been busy again, refurbishing the panel and wiring on her RV-8.
  • Safety Spot - Deep inspection discoveries, the CAA CO survey, and a Pulsar engine fire.
  • Meet the Members - We meet Dave Howell, inveterate owner who always has a rebuild on the go.
  • CEO Thoughts - Steve Slater looks forward to passenger flying and explains the Rally decision.
  • Landing Vouchers - The LAA landing vouchers return with two free and one reduced got August.