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 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.
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Strut Meeting : Wed 19th Jun - Evening Fly/Drive out to Andrewsfield

 Dates for the Diary

Wed 19th June 2019 Strut Meeting - Fly/Drive out to Andrewsfield

As the June meeting falls around the longest day, there will be an evening fly-out to Andrewsfield where they will be running a BBQ starting around 6pm

Sat 6th July 2019 Boxted fly-in

The main event of our year where we host a fly-in at Boxted.
For details and PPR see

Wed 17th July 2019 Strut Meeting - Visit to Richard Teverson

Evening visit to Richard Teverson at Waits Farm to view the Issacs Spitfire he is building.
There will be the possibility to fly in, although only up to a max of only SIX aircraft.
As it may be a squeeze to fit every in his workshop at the same time, the idea is to have two groups, with a 6pm viewing for those that flyin and any early arrivals by road and then a 7pm viewing for the rest that arrive by road. This then allows the fliers to get back to base before sunset. If the weather is suitable Richard might get this BBQ out!

Wed 16th Oct 2019 Strut Meeting - “From Jets to Wobbly Heads” – Sally Dearman

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 Essez 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 niibles. 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.

Date posted: Updates & News

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