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.. owner/operators with small aircrew members sought to get the record back from the EAA :)

Following just received via our Strut:

"World Pedal Plane Gatherings


The UK has an annual competition of gathering as many pedal planes together in one place as possible, with our esteemed colleagues in the USA - the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association).

The UK first set the trend going in September 2015, when YES (Co-ordinated by Andre Faehndrich) gathered 15x pedal planes at the Brooklands Museum Aviation Day.

​With no event in 2016, YES upped the ante in October 2017 with 24x pedal planes.

The EAA then joined in and at Oshkosh in July 2018 they gathered 28x pedal planes. In September 2018, YES then gathered 31x pedal planes together, and took the record back.

The EAA then tried for a Guinness World Record attempt at Oshkosh in July 2019, and gathered 53x together, so the record then remains with the USA.

YES then managed 19x in Brooklands in September 2019.

​With COVID, both the Oshkosh July 2020 and the later that year the UK attempts were both postponed.

Covid continued to cause disruption and once again Oshkosh 2021 and a possible attempt at an Australian record at the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition in Avalon on 23rd to 28th November 2021 also fell victim to continued restrictions.

Latest News -

The UK will take on and hopefully beat the current record gathering of 53x, at Old Warden on Wednesday December 29th, in another combination YES/The Plane Guy event.

​Having the UK gathering in December, means that in a future, each side of the Atlantic retains their record for 6 months each, rather than 9-10 months (for the UK) and 2-3 months (for the USA) previously.

​Andre reckons there are approximately 70 to 75 pedal planes active in the UK, and so if you want to come along to help bring the record back to the UK, then please contact via the YES website page:


Andre would like to thank Mike Clews and The Joystick Club (http://www.joystickclub.co.uk/) at White Waltham for their huge support at the UK events over the years and we look forward to taking the record back to the UK on 29th December 2021 @ Shuttleworth Trust, Old Warden Airfield


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