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
17 Aug 2022 19:30
Strut Meeting - Drinks & Chat at The Highwayman Pub
As we don't have anything planned for this months meeting, it will just be Drinks & Chat at The Highwayman Pub
10-11 Sep 2022 All Weekend
Strut Event - Flyin at Hinderclay Meadows
Terry Slater, Martin Aldridge & Kevin Charlton, welcomes Strut members to join them at Hinderclay Meadows for their late summer flyin.
For PPR either call Terry on 07485 072155 or register on line
17-18 Sep 2022 All Weekend
Strut Event - Flyin at Rougham
The North Weald Marshellers Flyin at Rougham, which will also be hosting "Meet the LAA" where you can chat to Steve Slater and other member of the LAA management team
For PPR call 07526 483492
21 Sep 2022 19:30
Strut Meeting - Talk on Orfordness
Strut meeting at Stonham village hall where Peter Whiley will be coming along to give talk on the Military History of Orfordness
19 Oct 2022 19:30
Strut Meeting - To be confirmed
Still working on speaker for the October meeting
16 Nov 2022 19:30
Strut Meeting - Talk on London-Sydney Air Race
Strut meeting at Stonham village hall where Strut member Paul Smiddy will be giving a talk on the 2001 London-Sydney Air Race, which he participated in
14 Dec 2022 19:30
Strut Meeting - Chairman Quiz & Nibbles
Strut meeting at Stonham village hall for the annual Chairman Quiz & Nibbles. Mick has an easy ride this year, as we can use the Quiz he prepared for last year, but didn't use as the meeting was cancelled due to COVID!!
NOTE: This will be a week earlier that the normal 3rd Wednesday of the month
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