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, 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.

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 -

Sunday 26 September - Strut BBQ & Social at Monewden Airfield

 Dates for the Diary

26 September 2021
Strut Meeting - BBQ & Social at Monewden Airfield

After having to restrict the BBQ in June to only 30 members, following the extenion of the COVID restrictions, we said we would commit to holding a full social BBQ later in the year.

Therefore the meeting for September will be (assuming no new restriction come into force!) a Strut BBQ and Social, where partners can also attend.

As the evenings are starting to draw in, and to give more time for cooking the BBQ, this will be held on SUNDAY 26th September at Monewden from 11am onwards, with food served from about midday, for which there will be a small charge.

Steve has again agreed that those who wish to fly-in can do so.

Can you please let Martyn Steggalls () know if you will be attending (and how many), so that Tony can get right amount of food can organised. Also please confirm if you will be arriving by road or air.

For those coming by road, entrance will be via the airfield gate (NOT the entrance for Steve's house)

Date posted: Updates & News

13 Sep 2021 Vintage Aircraft Fly-in at Rougham Airfield 18/19 Sep

Run by The North Weald Marshalling Team.

All Other Types & Owner Groups are Very Welcome.

Landing fee 10 Fixed Wing 20 Rotary

PPR Contact-: 07592 018 984.

This is in association with the Strut, where hopefully our Caravan will be present along with a small stand promoting the LAA and our Strut.

01 May 2021 Beagle Pup Prototype Book

For our February meeting in 2021, Anne Hughes and David Collings gave us a talk on the story of the Prototype Beagle Pup and it's return to the Skies.

Anne Hughes and Andy Amor have just published a book telling this story.
It is in A4 format, 96 pages and includes 160, mainly colour photos

For those interested it is available to purchase for 14.99 (including postage) by emailing

01 May 2021 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 ©