Saturday, 3 March 2018

LAANC Appreciation of Gerry Ceaser and temporary Administration arrangements

LAANC Appreciation of Gerry Ceaser, February 2018

It is with great regret and sadness that we inform Members and others that LAANC Vice President Gerry Ceaser unexpectedly died over the weekend of 24th / 25th February after a short illness. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his wife Zandra who shared the LAANC Administrator role with Gerry and before that had served LAANC as its Secretary. 

Gerry was truly Mr LAANC as he actively served in leading roles guiding LAANC for over 20 years, many as its Chairman and thereafter as its Co-Administrator. LAANC is deeply indebted to Gerry and Zandra.

Gerry’s early years on LAANC coincided with his Leadership of Spelthorne Borough Council, being its Mayor and honoured as a Freeman of that Borough, which helped us to appreciate Spelthorne Council Offices as the host location of our meetings.  His knowledge of aviation activity and perceptive mind will be sorely missed in our meetings and others such as the Heathrow Community Noise Forum, Heathrow Airport Consultative Committee and its Steering Group.

Colin Stanbury, the LAANC Director, has kindly offered to handle Administrative matters and contacts on a temporary basis until new arrangements are agreed. He can be contacted via or on 07778 284309.