28 June 2022
The Light Aircraft Association (LAA) has appointed Lucy Wootton as its new Chief Inspector.
Lucy will take over in late August 2022 from Ken Craigie who is retiring after more than 31 years service. Ken has agreed to continue to work through the handover period.
Lucy comes to the LAA with a wide experience of engineering and recreational flying. After gaining an Honours Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Loughborough University, she has worked for Rolls-Royce and as an Aircraft Structural Repair Design Engineer. She is also a BGA Glider Inspector, a BGA Board Member, a PPL holder and is a key figure at Edgehill Gliding Centre.
LAA Engineering Director John Ratcliffe said, “We’re very much looking forward to welcoming Lucy to the LAA team, heading our establishment of over 350 Inspectors.
“There is huge potential to take the Chief Inspector role forward, as well as integrating it with the Airworthiness, Design and Training aspects of the LAA’s service to its members.”