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. 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.
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.
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
20 October 2021
Strut Meeting - "Above the Law" by Adrian Bleese
The October Strut meeting will be the first in person indoor evening meeting since our social evening at the Highwayman Inn on Feb 2020.
It will also see us trying a new venue - Earl Stonham Village Hall. More details on this and directions etc will follow shortly
Strut member Adrian Bleese will be coming along to give a talk on the 12 years he spent working as a civilian observer on the Suffolk Police Helicopter, which is the subject of his recent book "Above the Law"
Updates & News
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 email@example.com
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.