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 at our 'home' base of Crowfield Airfield. Members have aircraft based at Crowfield, Elsmett, Great Oakley, Hinderclay Meadows, Lavenham, Little Baddow, Maypole, 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.

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 'Virtual' Meeting - 17th March - Grandma Flew Spitfires

 Dates for the Diary

21 Apr 2021
at 19:30
Strut AGM

The April meeting will be our 'Virtual AGM'. As we couldn't meet in person due to Covid Lockdown and it was considered to be a bit ambitious holding an AGM as our first virtual meeting, we did not have an AGM last year. Although having had virtual meetings almost every month since and we seem to have got the hang of these now, it was considered we should go head with a virtual AGM this year.

So if you can, please attend and support your Strut at our AGM - As well as the general running of the Strut, it's the time everyone can put forward their ideas for meetings, fly-outs, visits etc for the forthcoming year, plus go over plans for this years Boxted Fly-in and AOB you may have....

The meeting will again be over ZOOM and Mick will be sending out the invite a few days before the meeting which will be open for people to join from 19:15, with the AGM stating at 19:30

Date posted: Updates & News

11 Oct 2020 Sale of Evans VP-1 "Annie"

In July 2020 Strut member John Lindsay reluctantly put his Evans VP-1 "Annie" up for sale. He would have loved it if she could have stayed in the area, although mainly he was looking for anyone who would give her a good home.

John has now sold "Annie", and while not locally she has gone to what is hopefully a very good home up at Eshott in Northumberland.

Click here for the futher details and photos on what is a lovely story and postive outcome.

"Annie" at Eshott "Picnic with the Planes" on 12th September by Peter Forbes ©