Light Aircraft Association

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LAA Suffolk Coastal Strut

Strut Aircraft    

The Suffolk Coastal Strut welcomes members from not only Suffolk, but also Essex, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. We hold monthly meeting normally on the 3rd Wednesday at Crowfield, considered our 'home' base, although members have aircraft based at Andrewsfield, Elmsett, Great Oakley, Little Baddow, Mendlesham, Maypole, Monewden, Nayland, Priory Farm, Seething, Waits Farm, Wolves Hall, Wormingford. While Boxted, in Essex, is the home to our fly-ins.

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.
Details at

Next Strut meeting 21st February - engineering topics

 Dates for the Diary

Wed 21 Feb Strut Meeting - Crowfield Clubhouse - 7:30pm

For the February meeting, Tony Turner has put together a presentation on a couple of engineering topics:

1. Modifying our Jodel O200 engine to increase its output power
2. Creating tailored maintenance schedules for permit aircraft

Tony has also arranged for Richard Kimberley to be there to answer any technical questions so we can also have an open engineering Q&A if people want it.

Wed 21 Mar Strut Event - Social Evening at The Highwayman from 7:00pm

As many of you will be aware, the Strut holds an annual dinner - usually in February, to which partners and friends are invited.

This year, as we have had a lot of new members join the Strut, we are changing the format a little to make it easier to mix, chat and get to know each other better, by having a finger buffet instead of a formal meal.

Cost: 18 for the buffet, the Strut pays for the drinks on arrival

It would be really great to see as many of you there as possible, especially new members and partners.

Please can you let Tony Turner () know ASAP, but DEFINITELY before 26th February if you plan to attend and also if you have any special dietary requirements

Wed 21 Mar Strut Meeting - Crowfield Clubhouse - 7:30pm

For the March Meeting we have Strut members Heather & Adam giving a presentation on a flight to Poland in their Auster

Wed 18 Apr Strut Meeting - Crowfield Clubhouse - 7:30pm

As usual the April meeting will be the Strut AGM.

Please come along and support your strut - As well as the general running of the Strut, it's the time everyone can put forward their ideas for meetings, fly-outs, visits etc for the forthcoming year, plus go over plans for this years Boxted Fly-in.

Date posted: Updates & News

04 Feb 2018 For those that missed it in this months LAA Light Aviation Magazine (or don't receive it!) then headlining in the Project News section is our very own Tim Mobbs and his Sonex G-YCMI.

It seems like only yesterday we visited his build at Seething, and now he has completed it, with it's first flight taking place on 9th Nov 2107. Well done Tim!

A pdf copy of Tim's article can be found here

12 Nov 2017 Strut member Graham Gunby recently sold his Luton LA-4A Minor (G-ASML), but was not without an aircraft for long as he has now purchased a Brugger MB-2 Colibri (G-BNDT). We done Graham, happy and safe flying in your new mount.

22 May 2017 Strut Clothing (Polo Shirt & Jacket) are now available see Strut Clothing page for details