The General Aviation Group

The General Aviation Group (GAG) is concerned with the technical development of general aviation aircraft including aeroplanes, gliders, microlights and paragliders. Its special interests lie in good new design and construction, and rationalisation of airworthiness regulation.

Group objectives

The GAG aims to:

- Promote all forms of general aviation (GA) activity

- Promoting the design, development and manufacture of aircraft in the UK, rather than issues of aircraft
  maintenance and operation.

The Society holds a near unique position in the UK since at present there is no industry based organisation that represents GA manufacturing, whereas there are a great many organisations in the UK whose objective is to promote GA flying both at a recreational and a commercial level.

Events & Proceedings

The group achieves its purpose by arranging programmes of lectures, conferences, position papers, publications and visits, of a standard befitting the Society's position as the UK's Learned Society for Aviation. 

Presentations from past General Aviation group conferences can be found in the related materials section at the bottom of the page. 

The group committee also provides a forum through which bodies and organisations within the UK light aviation community can exchange views and ideas on "neutral ground".

Get in touch

If you specialise in this field, or wish to find our more, explore our additional resources below. To get involved with the activities of the General Aviation Group please contact the Chairperson by contacting