The Fakenham Flying Group was founded by Elwyn “Mac” McAully, whose enthusiasm for flying persuaded eighteen members to contribute £25 each for their first aeroplane. The Air Ministry gave permission to use Little Snoring Airfield and a De Havilland 82 Tiger Moth, G-ANCS, was purchased from Crewdson Aviation in Gatwick for £325.
The McAully Flying Group remains true to its founder's aim of being committed to encouraging General Aviation by providing affordable flying to private pilots in the North Norfolk area.
Mac flew the Tiger Moth to Norfolk and established what was to become a very successful flying group. The emphasis was on “group”, not club, and each member had (and still has!) an equal share in the group's aeroplane and activities.
Sadly, McAully was tragically killed in a flying accident at Little Snoring in 1960 while practicing for an aerobatic display and the group was renamed in his honour and memory.