Charliesixtysix wrote:Has Scunthorpe moved, I thought it was in Lincolnshire .
Definitely still in Lincs C66...
. But I think that townleyc was simply making the point that some areas of the country have a serious dearth regarding LAA struts . Not just E.Anglia , but it's also pretty sparse between N.England and Scotland .
I really don't know if there is any 'magic bullet' for this , as some struts seem to be extremely active and well subscribed to , whilst others seem to be teetering on the brink of extinction .
I have wondered several times in the past , whether LAA Struts should be tied to actual airfields , as are EAA chapters in the U.S. as I have attended several EAA events and breakfast fly-in's at different U.S. airfields and noticed that they seem to really bond the airfields 'people' together . Not just the homebuilders , but also the other pilots on the field , sometimes even the airfield Manager .
Obviously , the EAA has many times more members than its UK equivalent and both organisations operate completely different systems . It's just a pity that our Struts seem a bit sparse and few and far between , whilst their Chapters seem to be robustly supported and very well subscribed to .
But having said all that , I'm most definitely not criticising the LAA at all . They do a damn fine job as intermediaries to the CAA in representing the interests of us UK PtF operators .