PHOTOS: Northamptonshire airstrip lands more planes than Heathrow at Sywell aircraft rally

Sywell Aerodrome saw 4,000 visitors over the weekend for the 2017 LAA Rally.
Sywell Aerodrome saw 4,000 visitors over the weekend for the 2017 LAA Rally.

A Northamptonshire airfield became the busiest landing strip in the UK on Saturday.

A Northamptonshire airfield became the busiest landing strip in the world on Saturday.

Over 50 exhibitors displayed everything from vintage aircraft to the latest state-of-the-art electronic systems.

Over 50 exhibitors displayed everything from vintage aircraft to the latest state-of-the-art electronic systems.

The Light Aircraft Association (LAA) Rally saw aircraft of all shapes and sizes landing every 31 seconds during peak times at Sywell Aerodrome over the weekend (September 1).

The Northamptonshire airstrip was twice as busy as Heathrow and came close to breaking a world record for takeoffs in an hour.

In total, 833 aircraft flew in for the rally between Thursday evening and Sunday afternoon.

The aerodrome's air traffic control team parked hundreds of aircraft over the weekend.

The aerodrome's air traffic control team parked hundreds of aircraft over the weekend.

At peak times, a plane took off every 31 seconds.

At peak times, a plane took off every 31 seconds.

This year's theme was "youth in aviation".

This year's theme was "youth in aviation".

Over 830 planes of all shapes and sizes flew into the aerodrome over the weekend.

Over 830 planes of all shapes and sizes flew into the aerodrome over the weekend.