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 - www.crowfieldairfield.co.uk
Dates for the Diary
Wednesday 23 June 2021 from 18:30
Strut Meeting - BBQ & Social at Monewden Airfield
A week later than the normal 3rd Wednesday of the month, on 23rd June this months meeting will be a BBQ at MONEWDEN Airfield.
This will be the first time since February last year, that we will be meeting in PERSON rather than virtually, and hopefully weather permitting outside.
Food and soft drinks will be provided by the Strut. Serving expected to start at about 7:30pm, although turn up anytime from 6:30pm onwards.
Steve has agreed that those who wish to can fly-in, so as it will be two days after the longest day this should give plenty of daylight to get back home.
Can you please let Martyn Steggalls () know if you will be attending, 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)
Saturday 10 July 2021
Strut Fly-in at Monewden Airfield
After having had to cancel last years fly-in due the COVID, we were looking forward to being back at Boxted again this year. Permission was given by the landowner and planning put into motion. Although then, at a site inspection in May it was discovered that the airstrip was not in a suitable condition for use by aircraft, and as it looked very unlikely it could be rectified before the fly-in, we had to make the decision to not go ahead.
Fortunately though, Steve Eustace offered Monewden Airfield as alternative location, which we have taken him up on. Therefore the Suffolk Coastal Struts "The Spirit of Boxted" Fly-in will be held on Saturday 10th July at MONEWDEN Airfield.
Although we have more space at Monewden we have agreed with Steve to limit the number of fly-in visitors, so don't leave it too to book PPR which can be done at www.flytoboxted.co.uk (yes, we are using the same Boxted url!)
It is hope the issue at Boxted can be resolved so that we will be back there next year.
Updates & News
11 Oct 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.