Light Aircraft Association

  Welcome to the website of the
LAA Suffolk Coastal Strut

The Suffolk Coastal Strut welcomes members from not only Suffolk, but also Essex, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. We hold monthly meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Members have aircraft based at Crowfield, Elmsett, Great Oakley, Headcorn, Hinderclay Meadows, Lavenham, Monewden, Nayland, Old Buckemham, Priory Farm, Seething, Tibbenham, Wolves Hall, Wormingford and a number of private strips & locations. While Boxted, in Essex, is the home to our annual July fly-in.

For those not familiar with a Strut, it is a self supporting club within the LAA. It elects its own officers for the necessary duties, and charges a small subscription to cover costs. Currently the subscription is 20 per annum.

The strut provides social evenings, and organises visiting speakers, the showing of video's, fly-outs during the better weather, and other similar events.

If you are considering building an aircraft, already own one, or wanting to be part of a group share, or just love talking about real aeroplanes then becoming a member of the LAA and your local Strutis a must. Within the LAA, local struts form the backbone of light aircraft flying, and provide a discussion forum for like minded individuals. Within the average strut there is a wealth of knowledge, information, and experience available - feel free to come and tap into it.

The LAA website is a great source of information, it also has a list of struts around the country if you are not local to Suffolk Coastal.

Visitors to Crowfield are most welcome (although restrictions apply) and flying instruction/PPL hire is available in the Flying Clubs two Robin HR.200/120B, Robin DR.400/180 and Pa18-150 Super Cub.
Please note that Strut does not operate or manage these aircraft. For further details please contact the Flying Club directly. Their contact details can be found on their website -

Strut Meeting - 17th August - Drinks & Chat at The Highwayman Pub

 Dates for the Diary

17 Aug 2022
Strut Meeting - Drinks & Chat at The Highwayman Pub

As we don't have anything planned for this months meeting, it will just be Drinks & Chat at The Highwayman Pub

10-11 Sep 2022
All Weekend
Strut Event - Flyin at Hinderclay Meadows

Terry Slater, Martin Aldridge & Kevin Charlton, welcomes Strut members to join them at Hinderclay Meadows for their late summer flyin.
For PPR either call Terry on 07485 072155 or register on line

17-18 Sep 2022
All Weekend
Strut Event - Flyin at Rougham

The North Weald Marshellers Flyin at Rougham, which will also be hosting "Meet the LAA" where you can chat to Steve Slater and other member of the LAA management team
For PPR call 07526 483492

21 Sep 2022
Strut Meeting - Talk on Orfordness

Strut meeting at Stonham village hall where Peter Whiley will be coming along to give talk on the Military History of Orfordness

19 Oct 2022
Strut Meeting - To be confirmed

Still working on speaker for the October meeting

16 Nov 2022
Strut Meeting - Talk on London-Sydney Air Race

Strut meeting at Stonham village hall where Strut member Paul Smiddy will be giving a talk on the 2001 London-Sydney Air Race, which he participated in

14 Dec 2022
Strut Meeting - Chairman Quiz & Nibbles

Strut meeting at Stonham village hall for the annual Chairman Quiz & Nibbles. Mick has an easy ride this year, as we can use the Quiz he prepared for last year, but didn't use as the meeting was cancelled due to COVID!!

NOTE: This will be a week earlier that the normal 3rd Wednesday of the month

Date posted: Updates & News

19 June 2022 Phots from vistit to Bentwaters Cold War Museum

Some photos from the Strut visit to Bentwaters Cold War Museum (BCWM) on 15th June have been posted up on the website gallery