New boss for Light Aircraft Association

Simon Tilling has been appointed as the new CEO of the Light Aircraft Association (LAA) and starts in his new role in mid-April

Simon brings to the Association a wealth of leadership, general management  and customer service experience gained in the technology sector including ‘blue chip’ brands such as Dell and Sony, together with a passion for sport and recreational aviation.

Simon is an experienced pilot who has owned various LAA types, including one of the UK’s oldest Taylorcraft Auster aircraft. He’s also a former British Air Racing champion and was from 2020 to 2022 the chairman of the Royal Aero Club ‘3Rs’ committee for races, records and rallies, during which time he regenerated the appeal of air racing to new participants. “This is my dream role and I can’t wait to get started!” he said.

Simon Tilling
Simon Tilling Light Aircraft Association

Eryl Smith, Chairman of the LAA said: “I am delighted to announce Simon’s appointment as CEO of the LAA and look forward to working with him to further improve the performance and standing of the Association on behalf of our members.”

Piper Cub Vagabond NC4531H at Turweston in 2004
Piper Cub Vagabond NC4531H at Turweston in 2004 KEY