Meet the Board and Staff
Head of Design

Ben Syson

Ben comes to the LAA having spent the last 13 years working in the Technical Office at the BMAA, and 11 years as BMAA Chief Technical Officer.

His interest in aviation was spawned as a youngster reading Biggles books, and then seeing the Edwardian and WW1 aircraft at the Shuttleworth Collection.  After graduating from Southampton University with a degree in aeronautical engineering, he gained his PPL on weight-shift control Microlights; he now has just over 1000 hours on Microlights (weight-shift and 3-axis control), and currently owns and flies a single-seat Microlight from Enstone airfield.

Ben’s favourite engineering area is aeroplane loads and structural analysis, and he’s looking forward very much to dealing with the wide variety of different aircraft construction types in the LAA fleet.

August 2019

Photography (mostly) Neil Wilson

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