The PFA’s CEO is leaving to pursue other interests. Applications are being sought for his replacement.

The Popular Flying Association ( PFA ) has announced that the Association’s CEO, Graham Newby, has decided to stand down in order to pursue other interests.The PFA, which is to be renamed the Light Aircraft Association ( LAA ) from 1 January next year has issued the following announcement:  ‘The PFA has significant opportunities arising from the forthcoming changes to GA regulation, not only to expand the services available to its current members but also to light aviation as a whole. Graham, who has led the PFA for the last 8 years, including its relocation to Turweston from Shoreham, and who has become deeply involved with GA related work in Europe, feels the time has come when he wishes to have less responsibility, and that the PFA/LAA should begin to look for a more proactive leader to take the Association forward, especially with its new name and the new challenges available to it.If anybody thinks they have the necessary qualities and enthusiasm to lead the Association into this new era of its history then please contact the Chairman, Roger Hopkinson, at the Turweston HQ for further details. The PFA wishes to place on record its thanks to Graham Newby for the enthusiasm, dedication and professional manner with which he has led the Association since becoming its CEO.’