October 2017

In this month’s edition:

  • Old Sarum Fly-In Sunday 1st October
  • Fancy winning $2,000,000?  The GoFly Prize
  • LAA Sywell Rally 2017 –  Photos
  • Autonomous Air Taxi Launch

Old Sarum Fly-In Sunday 1st October

There is an event taking place on Sunday 1st October at Old Sarum.
Old Sarum had to cancel their air-show, so a fly-in has been arranged.  Although not an LAA event, it would be nice to support it, as the aerodrome is one of the oldest in the UK and is celebrating its 100th year.
The clubhouse cafe will be serving food and drink all day, free landings are offered, as well vintage vehicles and bikes should be part of the things to see.  A band is being organized I’m told, as well as The Boscombe Down Museum which is based on the site are offering LAA members a discount of 50% off the entrance price – just bring along and show your LAA membership card on entry.
The airfield manager has asked me to point out that all circuits are to be to the South, PPR not needed, just call up, and non radio visitors please try and come in loose formation with someone who can transmit if possible for you.
The event opens from 10.00am to about 4.30pm.
Hope to see you there.
Neil Wilson LAA Marketing & Advertising

Autonomous Air Taxi Launch

Is this the start of something, or are substantial amounts of money being wasted (not that Dubai is short of it)?

Interesting that the drone still hasn’t got anyone sitting in it yet!  Would you hale that particular cab?

LAA Sywell Rally 2017 –  Photos

I drove up to the rally with fellow Strut member Steve Hutt on the Saturday.  The event was buzzing!  Masses to see and plenty of interesting people to talk to.  Here is a random selection of things that caught my eye.

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Fancy winning $2,000,000?  The GoFly Prize

Just announced, a competition to design a personal flying machine

The goal of the GoFly Prize is to foster the development of safe, quiet, ultra-compact, near-VTOL personal flying devices capable of flying twenty miles while carrying a single person.

Full details are here: herox.com/GoFly

I was thinking of putting in an entry based on this idea.

What do you think of my chances?

Ed.

Upcoming Events

For the latest list of events, go to the Events page on the Strut website.

Please suggest/volunteer to organize some more. :-)

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