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 normally on the 3rd Wednesday at Crowfield, considered our 'home' base, although members have aircraft based at Andrewsfield, Elmsett, Great Oakley, Little Baddow, Mendlesham, Maypole, Monewden, Nayland, Priory Farm, Seething, Waits Farm, Wolves Hall, Wormingford. While Boxted, in Essex, is the home to our fly-ins.
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 www.crowfieldairfield.co.uk
Dates for the Diary
Sat 3rd August 2019
LAA Bonus Day Flyin at Duxford
The Suffolk Coastal Strut will be helping out again this year with booking in visitors te the LAA Bonus Day Flyin at Duxford. For a reduced £10 landing, all on board get free access to the musuem. Nearer the date a call will be put out for volunteers to help with the booking in.
Wed 21st Aug 2019
Strut Meeting - Guild of Aviation Artists - Mike Daley
Mike Daley will be coming along to give a brief talk about the Guild of Aviation Artists and showing some of this work. In is in preparation for the the "Federation Aeronautique Internationale" Art competition for youngsters with Mike has offered to help with at the Monewden Open Day on 25th August.
Sun 25th Aug 2019
Monewden Airfield open day and Flyin
Steve Eustace will be opening the Monewden again for local residents to come along to see the working of the airfield, which will include a number of aircraft Flying in. More details to follow.
Wed 18th Sep 2019
Strut Meeting - Beagle Pup restoration – Anne Hughes
Anne Hughes will be coming along to give a talk about the restoration of the Beagle Pup prototype G-AVDF
Local girl Sally Dearman will be giving us a talk on her life in the RAF from being the first female Jet pilot to her time as SAR pilot on the Wessex.
Wed 20th Nov 2019
Strut Meeting - Mildred Bruce talk by Paul Smiddy
Strut member Paul Smiddy will be coming along to give a presentation "A Passion for Speed – the life of Mildred Bruce”, the subjest of his latest book. She was an Essex girl who was the first woman to fly UK to Japan and on round the world
Wed 18th Dec 2019
Strut Meeting - Christmas Quiz and Nibbles
The annual Chaimains Quiz and Christmas nibbles. As this is very much a social evening with a fun quiz partners most welcome to come along
Wed 15th Jan 2020
Strut Meeting - Amelia Earhart talk by Graeme Douglas
Graeme Douglas will be giving us a summary of Amelia Earhart’s life and achievements in aviation followed by a detailed look at the planning and execution of her final flight along with a look at what might possibly have gone wrong. Finally a look at some of the ‘alternative’ theories and how they don’t hold up.
Updates & News
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