January 2021 Issue of Light Aviation






  • President’s Chat - Roger Hopkinson looks back with pride and forward with optimism.
  • News - Membership subs rise, Pilot Aware, VECTOR launch, Maypole strip closes.
  • LAA 75 Activities - Plans for 2021, including Meet the LAA Days, UK Tour and Anniversary Rally.
  • Project News - EuroFox number three for Yorkshire Gliding Club, and Piper L18c restoration.
  • Weight and Balance - How serious do you take your W&B? The editor weighs his shared Jodel.
  • Flights to stir the soul - Martin remembers Folly Farm, Tempelhof and Chateau de Monhoudou.
  • Gyro fun - Steve Paffett recounts the fun of his ten years involved with gyroplanes.
  • Radio Nav - Is a handheld radio’s VOR function a worthwhile back up, Ian Fraser takes a look.
  • Wassmer Project Special - A long out of the air Wassmer WA81 nears completion.
  • Struts4U - Anne Hughes profiles the activities of Struts throughout a difficult year.
  • Airymouse - Steve recalls the history, and Clive the flying characteristics of this famous Currie Wot.
  • Where to Go - Back at last and hopefully we can enjoy a busy fly-in and event calendar for 2021.
  • Visit to Hercules - Tony Palmer.
  • Safety Spot - Rotax floats, RV-12 cracked standoff and filling out ‘that’ Permit renewal form…
  • Meet the Members - Barry Plumb recalls a life enthused with aviation …and motorbikes.
  • CEO thoughts - The need to increase subscriptions and looking forward to 600kg factory-builts.