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 have members with 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.
We hold monthly meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of each month and an annual flyin at Monewden in July.
For those not familiar with a Strut, it is a self supporting club within the LAA. It elects its own officers for the necessary duties, and charges a small subscription to cover costs. Currently the subscription is £20 per annum.
The strut provides social evenings, and organises visiting speakers, the showing of video's, fly-outs during the better weather, and other similar events.
If you are considering building an aircraft, already own one, or wanting to be part of a group share, or just love talking about real aeroplanes then becoming a member of the LAA and your local Strutis a must. Within the LAA, local struts form the backbone of light aircraft flying, and provide a discussion forum for like minded individuals. Within the average strut there is a wealth of knowledge, information, and experience available - feel free to come and tap into it.
The LAA website is a great source of information, it also has a list of struts around the country if you are not local to Suffolk Coastal.
Dates for the Diary
13 Dec 2023 from 7:30pm
Strut Meeting - Christmas Social
Annual Chairman's Quiz and Christmas nibbles - always good fun!
Note: This is a week earlier than teh normal 3rd Wednesday meeting.
17 Jan 2024 from 7:30pm
Strut Meeting - Folland Gnat
Group Captain Tom Eeles make a welcome return to give a talk on the Folland Gnat. Some years ago Tom gave talks on "Flying the Buccaneer" & "Canberra's in the Far East".
Folland Gnat G-RORI seen at our Boxted Flyin/Air Display in 2006
21 Feb 2024 from 7:30pm
Strut Meeting - East Anglian Air Ambulance
T Talk on history and operations of the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA).
On contacting the EAAA to request for a talk, found that the local volunteer was one of our members - Andrew Caldecott, who has agreed to give the talk
EAAA Helicopter at Ipswich Hospital
20 Mar 2024 from 7:30pm
Strut Meeting - Annual Social & Buffet
Evening social with a finger buffet to which partners/guests are most welcome. A great opportunity to get to know other strut members
17 Apr 2024 from 7:30pm
Strut Meeting - Annual General Meeting
As now well established the April Meeting will be the Annual General Meeting of the Suffolk Coastal Strut.
Please come along and support YOUR Strut at the AGM - 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 Strut Fly-in and AOB anyone may have....