Service Flying Clubs

Details below of service flying clubs that offer discounted flying and training for military personnel and associates. The majority of these training units are run by volunteers who generously give up their time to help run the clubs. 

Bustard Flying Club, MOD Boscombe Down

 

Contact email: irvine358@btinternet.com

 

Contact phone number: 07982 075922

Club website: www.bustardflyingclub.co.uk

 

Available club aircraft: 1x Slingsby T-67 Firefly (aerobatic), 1x Robin DR-400 4-seat tourer.

 

Cost per hour: £90 per airborne hour plus a Boscombe £5 taxi fee per flight.

 

Annual membership costs: £120 for full members, £150 for Associates.

 

Courses and Ratings offered: PPL, LAPL, NPPL, IMC/IR(R), aerobatics, renewal of class ratings.

 

Instructor rates: £20 per flight hour.

 

ELCAS registered. Due to the nature of flying at Boscombe with Fast Jets, Helicopters and large aircraft in the circuit during the day, it is initially only flying outside of ATEC hours thats allowed. This is evenings and weekends until an in-hours check is completed. You will also require QinetiQ security clearance to enter the base and an airfield driving permit, the club can assist with this.

Moray Flying Club, Kinloss

 

Contact email:  enquiries@morayflyingclub.com

 

Contact phone number: 01309 617361

 

Club website:  www.morayflyingclub.com

 

Available club aircraft: 2 x Cessna 152’s and 1 x well equipped Cessna 172

 

Cost per hour:  Service members hire from £100/hr for hours building for 25hrs upfront payment. Hourly rates from 1/4/18 C152 £105 wet hire, training £130/hr.  C172 £117/hr hire, £143/hr training. Website has all current prices accurately.

 

Annual membership costs: £145 for full members, £170 for Associates.

 

Courses and Ratings offered: PPL, LAPL, NPPL, IMC/IR(R), renewal of class ratings with 2 examiners available.

 

Instructor rates: see above

 

We are a service club open to all service, ex-service and reservists, UAS staff, MOD contractors and Commonwealth/other services. Associates can join if space allows as relations of service personnel, cadet staff, part time reservists and some complete civilians. ELCAS registered and open 7 days a week.

 

 

Lyneham Flying Club, Kemble

 

email: enquiries@lynehamaviation.co.uk

 

Phone: 0330 113 7716

 

Website: www.lynehamaviation.co.uk

 

Aircraft: 2xPA28-161 Warrior, 1x PA28R Arrow, 1x SA Bulldog

 

Costs: Warrior £115 tacho hour wet, Arrow £134 tacho hour wet, Bulldog £185 tacho hour wet

 

Annual subs: Officer £120, Junior rank £nil first year then £40pa, Warrant Officer & SNCO £nil first year then £80pa.

 

Courses and Ratings offered: PPL, IMC, Night, aerobatics

 

Instructor rates: £30/hour chocks

 

ELCAS provider

Brize Norton Flying Club

 

Phone: 07917 861950

 

Website: www.brizeflyingclub.com

 

Aircraft: 1x PA-28 Warrior II and 1x PA-28 Warrior Cadet

 

Costs: Warrior Tacho wet, £125 service, £140 civilian

 

Annual subs: Officers / SNCO £150pa, Junior rank £nil first year then £120pa, Civilian £200pa.

 

Courses and Ratings offered: PPL, NPPL, Night, IMC

 

Instructor rates: £20

 

ELCAS provider. 

Benson Flying Club

 

Website: www.rafbfc.co.uk

Aircraft: C-152, PA-28, Slingsby T67 Firefly

 

Costs: C-152 £90, PA-28 £120, T67 £110

 

Annual subs: Unknown

 

Courses and Ratings offered: PPL, NPPL, Night, IMC

 

Instructor rates: £25

 

ELCAS provider. 

RAFFCA

More details on RAF Flying Clubs can be found here: www.flyingclubs.org or contact the RAFFCA Head of Training: matt.lane253@mod.gov.uk

The RAF Charitable Trust Junior Rank Pilot Scholarship Scheme 2018

In association with the RAF Flying Clubs’ Association (RAFFCA), the RAF Charitable Trust (RAFCT) awards 30 pilot scholarship places a year to Junior Ranks. More details can be found here: www.jrfly.co.uk

The RAF Flying Clubs’ Association Wings Scheme

In association with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the RAF Flying Clubs’ Association (RAFFCA) is delighted to launch the RAFFCA Wings Scheme and welcomes applications from RAF Flying Club members. www.raffcawings.co.uk

If you have details of other clubs that assist military pilots then please pass the details on using the contacts page.