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. Details at www.crowfieldairfield.co.uk
Dates for the Diary
Sat 11 July 2020
'Boxted Flyin - CANCELLED
Unfortunately due to the Corona Virus sitution, it was decided to cancel the flyin for this year.
Updates & News
01 July 2020
LAA RALLY 2020 SADLY CANCELLED
MAKE A NOTE IN YOUR DIARIES. 3RD, 4TH AND 5TH SEPTEMBER 2021.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 LAA
Rally. The LAA’s rally working group and Sywell aerodrome have been
working hard to develop ways in which the Rally could continue and stay
true to our traditions, while at the same time keeping our members,
volunteers, exhibitors and other visitors safe. However the continuing risk
of transmission of COVID at large social gatherings is likely to continue
later in the summer and this made the 2020 Rally untenable.
“Planning for the event had begun at the beginning of the year and
continued despite the constraints of lockdown in the hope that, with the
resumption of recreational flying and the prospect of further easing of
lockdown restrictions, it might have been possible to hold an event of some
sort at the beginning of September at Sywell” said Eryl Smith, Chairman
of the LAA Rally Working Group.
“Despite our ability to physically re-plan the event site to meet social
distancing, many of the regular elements of the Rally would have needed to
be scaled back or withdrawn. Also many of the regular volunteers who help
set up and manage the Rally rightly had reservations about attending this
year, so we have reluctantly made the decision to cancel the 2020 event.”
“It was a hard decision to make, so many people across the whole aviation
community all so much wanted the Rally to happen, but the decision is the
right one” says LAA CEO Steve Slater. “Instead, we should all make a
note in our diaries for_ 3RD, 4TH AND 5TH SEPTEMBER 2021._ The Rally will
celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the formation of the LAA’s direct
predecessor, the Ultra-Light Aircraft Association. It will both be a
celebration and a welcome reunion for those who can’t get together this
year. I promise, it will be one heck of a party!”