Light Aircraft Association

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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.
Details at

Strut Meeting - Wed 26th Feb - Annual Strut meal and social evening

 Dates for the Diary

Wed 26th Feb 2020 Strut Meeting - Annual Strut meal and social evening

The annual social evening will be held at The Highwayman pub (on the A140 opposite the road to Crowfield Airfield). Food will be a hot and cold finger buffet, and as in earlier years, drinks on arrival will be paid for by the Strut. Partners / friends are particularly welcome to attend.

Drinks from 7pm and the buffet served around 7:30pm.

Please can you let Tony Turner ( know as early as possible if you plan to come and if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Wed 18th Mar 2020 Strut Meeting - Beagle Pup restoration Anne Hughes

Anne Hughes will be coming along to give a talk about the restoration of "Foxy" the prototype Beagle Pup, G-AVDF

Wed 15th Apr 2020 Strut Meeting - Strut AGM

As usual the April meeting will be the Strut AGM.

Please come along and support your strut - 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.

Wed 20th May 2020 Strut Meeting - GASCo Safety Evening

Aim is to get pilots, no matter how long they have been flying or what aircraft type they fly, to STOP and THINK about how they can make their future flying a bit safer, for themselves and others. This presentation should be highly informative, balancing serious safety messages with lively audience participation.

All Welcome. Open to non-Strut members and anyone with an interest in safety.

Date posted: Updates & News

21 July 2019 Photos taken during the base tour of RAF Lakenheath on 17th May 201 have now been uploaded to the Strut Website

20 July 2019 Photos taken at the Strut meeting of 17th July 2019 during visit to Waits Farm to see the Isaacs Spitfire being built by Richard Teverson have now been uploaded to the Strut Website

19 July 2019 Part 2 of Tim Palmer's (alias "Jodel Flyer") Boxted Flyin video

18 July 2019 Photos of the visiting aircraft to this year Boxted flyin on 6th July have now been uploaded to the Strut Website

06 July 2019 Nice Boxted flyin video from Tim Palmer, alias "Jodel Flyer" on Youtube, who flew in to Boxted in Jodel G-AYEH

06 July 2019 The Strut caravan made it first outing in it's new colours at Boxted today

30 June 2019 Photos taken by our host MSgt Eric Burks on the F15 Ramp tour during our Base visit to RAF Lakenheath has now been received and uploaded to teh photo gallery

Lakenheath Ramp tour photos

26 May 2019 Suffolk Coastal Strut Banner taking pride of place on the "Meet the LAA" stand at Old Buckenham's LAA & Homebuilt fly-in on 25th May

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26 May 2019 A cold looking group of Strut members infront of an F-15 during the RAF Lakenheath base tour on 17th May

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21 Jan 2019 Funded by LAA HQ, the Strut now has an advertising Banner which can be used at events, such as our Boxted Fly-in, Duxford LAA Bonus Day, Sywell LAA Rally etc

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24 May 2018 In line with GDPR requirements, the Strut now has it's own privacy policy document