LAA Bristol Strut is a 'club' of the Light Aircraft Association. We have about 40 members including pilots and aviation enthusiasts from all over the region (some out of the region). We have members that fly CAA Certified aircraft and some that fly LAA Permit to Fly aircraft. Some fly both types. What bonds us all is a love of aviation in its many forms.
Our meetings are held jointly with Bristol Aero Club at BAWA the old British Aerospace Welfare Association facility on Southmead Road, Filton in Bristol. We currently meet on the first Wednesday of each month (except July/August) at 19:45 in room 7.
Note! from new year 2015 meetings will take place on the first Tuesday of the month.
Directions are here
A Strut evening will typically consist of a talk by a guest speaker followed by general discussion. BAWA has a well stocked bar.
Examples of previous speakers can be found in our newsletter archive
In between these talks, we hold ‘members evenings’ where discussions take place about all things aeronautical, with the occasional slide show.
Outside events have included trips to Nympsfield, where the Gliding Club gave us rides in their gliders, and visits to places like the Weston Helicopter museum and Kemble airfield for a look around the magnificent Bristol Aero Collection.
Meeting content is announced and reported in our 'Brissle Strutter' Newsletters. Back issues of our newsletters going back to 1999 meetings are online here.
Note! You do not need to be a LAA member to become a Strut member so we are a inexpensive way to both enjoy talks on aviation and meet fellow enthusiasts.
Our membership application form is here if you come along and like what you see :)