Light Aircraft Association

  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 -

Strut Meeting - 9th July Annual Strut Flyin & 10th July Strut day at Monewden

 Dates for the Diary

9 July 2022
All Day
Strut Event - Annual Flyin

The Suffolk Coastal Struts annual event - The 'Spirit of Boxted' Flyin at Monewden Airfield.

If you wish to flyin please register on our website

10 July 2022
All Day
Strut Meeting - Strut Day

A day to relax and socialise - BBQ and hopefully an Aerial Treasure Hunt!

Date posted: Updates & News

19 June 2022 Phots from vistit to Bentwaters Cold War Museum

Some photos from the Strut visit to Bentwaters Cold War Museum (BCWM) on 15th June have been posted up on the website gallery