The Light Aircraft Association (LAA) has announced that it has appointed Lucy Wootton as its new Chief Inspector. Wootton has substantial experience in engineering and recreational flying: after receiving an Honours Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Loughborough University, she worked for Rolls-Royce and as an Aircraft Structural Repair Design Engineer. She is also a British Gliding Association (BGA) Glider Inspector, a BGA Board Member, and a PPL holder. Her appointment will be effective from late August 2022. The current LAA Chief Inspector, Ken Craigie, is retiring after thirty-one years of service and will continue to work through the handover period.