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The LAA Rally is the pre-eminent fly-in event in Europe, providing an opportunity to see all that is current in sport and recreational flying.

Announcement in Flyer Magazine:

Following last year’s successful ‘Grass Roots’ event at Popham, the LAA has announced another for 18, 19 and 20 August 2023. The fly-in aims to take the association back to its traditional roots with a smaller social event.

Simon Tilling, the LAA’s CEO designate, said, ‘The LAA Grass Roots Fly In was a great success last year, with over 3,000 visitors, more than 30 exhibitors and a total of 350 visiting aircraft through the weekend.

“It is a different event to the past, larger scale LAA Rallies and we’re working on plans for the continuation of a larger scale LAA event in the future. For this year, we’re looking forward to another great, social and fun, LAA fly in.”

The LAA Grass Roots Fly-in is a joint venture with Popham Airfield. “The grass runways at Popham and the airfield’s famed rural ambience will mean that the event will focus on the fly-in and social element as much as on a large exhibition campus<” said a statement.

“The earlier mid-August date will also mean longer evenings, allowing more scope for flyers from further afield and hopefully, milder conditions for those who choose to ‘camp under the wing’.”