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 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.
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Suffolk Coastal Strut Boxted Flyin and National Rally at Sywell both CANCELLED

 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.

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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event site to meet social distancing, many of the regular elements of the Rally would have needed to be scaled back or withdrawn.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!”

21 July 2019 Photos taken during the base tour of RAF Lakenheath on 17th May 201 have now been uploaded to the Strut Website

20 July 2019 Photos taken at the Strut meeting of 17th July 2019 during visit to Waits Farm to see the Isaacs Spitfire being built by Richard Teverson have now been uploaded to the Strut Website

19 July 2019 Part 2 of Tim Palmer's (alias "Jodel Flyer") Boxted Flyin video

18 July 2019 Photos of the visiting aircraft to this year Boxted flyin on 6th July have now been uploaded to the Strut Website

06 July 2019 Nice Boxted flyin video from Tim Palmer, alias "Jodel Flyer" on Youtube, who flew in to Boxted in Jodel G-AYEH

06 July 2019 The Strut caravan made it first outing in it's new colours at Boxted today

30 June 2019 Photos taken by our host MSgt Eric Burks on the F15 Ramp tour during our Base visit to RAF Lakenheath has now been received and uploaded to teh photo gallery

Lakenheath Ramp tour photos

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