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Strut Info 2006
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Strut Meetings / Events 2006
20th December 2006 Strut meeting - Christmas Quiz

As further enticement (as if one were needed!) there will also be drinks, mince pies and nibbles provided.
15th November 2006 Strut meeting - Visit to Wattisham to see the Apache Helicopters

There are 16 places available so afraid it will be on a strictly first come, first served basis. Please reply to this email to reserve a place.

There are some quite tight rules in order to comply with their security requirements:

  • We need to be at the Main Gate at 5.55pm and anyone arriving after that time will NOT be admitted.
  • Only 4 cars will be allowed onto the base so we will need to car-share and I have to provide registration numbers for those in advance, along with a list of those attending.
  • Everyone will need ID in the form of either a passport or a driving licence with a photograph on it.
  • No photography will be allowed in the Apache cockpits and it has been requested that you make sure pockets are empty of anything that may fall out and get lost in the cockpit.
Once I have a list of people wishing to attend, I will post further details about where to assemble etc etc.
18th October 2006 Strut meeting - A talk about SWARMS by Dr John Woods
9th/10th September 2006 Boxted Fly-in - see the website
Aug/Sep 2006??? Fly-out to Horsey Island / BBQ etc - date to be confirmed
18th/20th August 2006 Fly-out to Flying For Fun (PFA Rally!)
16th August 2006 Microlighting evening at Mendlesham - meet at 6pm

Directions to Mendlesham - Take A140 North towards Norwich. When you get about half a mile from big TV mast there is a turn Right signposted MICKFIELD. Go into village to X roads and turn left At top of small hill is sharp Right bend - if you look straight ahead you will see a half round hangar- and hopefully hang gliders. Continue on that road round 2 bends and the hangar is on left -- with driveway .
19th July 2006 Strut meeting - Sorrel Horse from 1930 onwards
discuss Boxted and other forthcoming events
15th July 2006 Possible involvement in and/or Fly-out to Great Oakley Open Day
29th June 2006 Fly-out to Leicester for a curry evening.
17th June 2006 Strut social week-end at Boxted (i.e., NOT the fly-in)
20th May 2006 Visit to Martham, (just west of Hemsby, Norfolk) to view a number of WWII aircraft under restoration.

Please be at Martham by 10.30am ready for the tour at 11.00am.

The plan is then to go to the local pub for lunch.

For those that wish to fly into the strip at Martham, a map, details of the airfield and joining instructions can be found on the strut website
Martham Visit (Word Doc 531 kb)

If preferred, Ludham airfield is about 3 miles away. Airfield details and plate can be found on their website
Ludham is strictly PPR although Pete will arrange this.
Transport by road to Martham will be arranged - on arrival call Pete on 07973 813070

For those who can not make it by air, directions by road can be found on

Could all those planning to attend please let know so that we have an idea of numbers. Can you also please state whether coming by road or air, and if by air the aircraft Registration & Type and which airfield you will be using. This way list of Ludham arrivals to Pete to arrange PPR - Thanks.
17th May 2006 Boxted planning meeting - 7.30 pm at Crowfield Clubhouse
19th April 2006 AGM will take place on Wednesday 19th April, 7.30 pm, at Crowfield.
In addition to formal AGM business we will also be talking about the Boxted Fly-In
9th March 2006 If anyone is interested there is an evening event at the Norwich Aviation Centre Bar/Restaurant on Thursday 9th March starting 19:30.

There will be a 1930's video of the history of Mousehole Airfield, followed by a DVD of Meteor operations from Horsham St Faith and a talk.
15th March 2006 The usual default plan i.e. the Sorrel Horse for drinks and chat....
28th February 2006 Strut Social Evening

Following the problems of arranging our long awaited social evening for January and my bold promises at the SCS meeting last evening I have the following proposal to offer (non negotiable)

An evening for SCS members, their partners and other local GA aviators (at our invite) at ‘The Lion’, Little Glemham, Suffolk (IP13 0BA – postcode - on Streetmap UK etc. will get you there) – private function for us, Tuesday 28th Feb at 7.30pm.

3 course meal with 3 or 4 selections for each course, the whole pub to ourselves so can have speakers/entertainers.
18th January 2006 Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control it looks like the proposed dinner at the Highwayman on Friday 20th will not be taking place.

We don't have any events lined up for January now so it is looking like the usual default plan i.e. the Sorrel Horse. Perhaps we could discuss saving Monewden. We also need to organise this year's strut events.

It would be useful to know who intends turning up.