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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Strut 'Virtual' Meeting - 20th January - GASCo Safety Evening Webinar

 Dates for the Diary

20 Jan 2021
at 19:30
'Virtual' Strut Meeting - GASCo Safety Evening Webinar

The Suffolk Coastal Strut will be hosts for a GASCo Safety Webinar which will be taking look at a selection of topical safety issues drawn from recent accident and occurrence reports as well as covering some of the enduring causal factors in fatal accidents. The speakers and panellists will suggest offer advice on how the associated threats can be mitigated.

The webinar, lasting about 90 minutes, will be hosted by GASCo Chief Executive, Mike O'Donoghue accompanied by Regional Safety Officers John Steel, Michael Benson, Nils Jamieson and Keith Thomas, along with special guest speaker Steve Slater, CEO of the Light Aircraft Association.

Please note that this will not be the usual Strut ZOOM meeting, but a GASCo run ZOOM meeting for which you need to click the below link to register and then receive an email with a personal link to the actual ZOOM meeting

Registration link for GASCo Safety Evening Webinar:

Please feel free to forward the registration link (but not your individual link) for this event to any individuals or groups that you think would find it useful

Date posted: Updates & News

11 Oct 2020 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.

"Annie" at Eshott "Picnic with the Planes" on 12th September by Peter Forbes ©