CAA Declared Training Organisation
Moray Flying Club is a not-for-profit Military flying club for both Kinloss Barracks and RAF Lossiemouth and all Service personnel. We aim to provide cost-effective flying to all Service personnel from all 3 “tri Services” RAF, Army and Navy as well as their dependants. Also Air Cadets, University Air Squadron Members and their organisations' staff as well as Commonwealth Service personnel too.
We can currently operate 7 days a week offering full and part time courses to suit your needs. We are also an Approved Training Provider for the Enhanced Learning Credit Military Scheme for many of our courses, if you qualify that funding. Further info is on the website.
Based at Kinloss Barracks on the beautiful shores of the Moray Firth, we are a registered training facility (and about to become a CAA Approved Training Organisation) and offer tuition for the Part FCL/EASA Private Pilots License (PPL), the Civil Aviation Authority National Private Pilots License (NPPL and LAPL) as well as Night and IMC/IR Restricted Ratings.
We have three single engine Cessna aircraft (two C152's and a C172) which can be used for training or hire by valid licence holders. A limited number of non-Service members are also accepted if they can contribute to the club through regular flying and they will also be required to do Duty Member duties at weekends/bank holidays as part of their membership. Non-members can be escorted on to base for trial lessons and introductory flights (including our gift voucher flights), but will need to join the club in order to continue training and flying with us.
All RAF personnel, regardless of rank or job description, are now able to use their ELC funds for a PPL/LAPL course or additional ratings. Your learning centre should know about this but if you have any difficulty draw their attention to the updated Leaflet 2511 a copy of which is linked. Contact MFC for course prices/start dates etc.
Left to right: Maj Mike Stewart (2i/c Kinloss Barracks), Flt Lt Iain Bright (MFC Liason Officer), Mick Dry (Head of Training MFC), LCpl Neil Dennehy, Lord Lieutenant of Moray Grenville Johnson, George Mackenzie (MFC), Mr Richard Fresson (Fresson Trustee), Chris Birks (Fresson Trustee), Phil Dacre (Fresson Trustee)
On Tuesday 13 August 2019 the Chair of the Fresson Trust, the Lord Lieutenant of Moray Lt Col (Ret'd) Grenville Johnston, presented a certificate to LCpl Neil Dennehy at Moray Flying Club and awarded him £1500 towards his flying training. Neil is shortly going on resettlement leave before leaving the Army, where he will continue his training to become a professional pilot.
Maj Stewart, 2iC of 39 Engineer Regiment said “I am delighted that Neil has used his Continued Professional Development to good effect during his time in the Army and we wish him well as he starts his new career.”
Richard Fresson was also in attendance, he is the son of Capt E E (Ted) Fresson OBE and he awarded LCpl Dennehy a copy of Ted Fresson's biography Air Road to the Isles. The book tells of Capt Fresson's adventures of bringing one of the first planes to China, setting up the original air routes in the Highlands & Islands, and the first UK air mail service in the 1930s and much more.
Flt Lt Iain Bright, MFC Liaison Officer, said “Neil gained his Private Pilots Licence at the Moray Flying Club 4 years ago using his ELC allowance. Since then he has been building his experience and gaining Night and Instrument qualifications as he worked his way towards his dream job of becoming an airline pilot. This all involves significant cost and personal sacrifice which is where the Fresson Trust stepped in. The Trust were delighted with his commitment to his chosen goal and generously donated an award towards the overall costs of his training.”
The Trust is based locally and commemorates Ted Fresson's achievements. More information can be found at The Fresson Trust