The first PFA’s annual Rally was held in 1957 at Sywell aerodrome. By the 1980s it had become a major national and international general aviation event. However, costs rose with success and by 2005 the Association was forced to suspend the event. This left a gaping hole in the GA calendar and the Rally was sorely missed by members. However, Ian Harrison, Brian Hope, Nigel Ramsay and Penny Sharpe were determined to resurrect it in an affordable form. They sought the help of Mike Bletsoe-Brown of Sywell Aerodrome and the Rally resumed in 2010. The LAA Rally would not have happened without the perseverance, enthusiasm and energetic efforts of Penny, Ian, Brian and Nigel, and the co-operation and support of Michael and it is a measure of their effectiveness that it has so quickly re-established itself as a major international GA event.
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