About McAully Flying Group

The McAully Flying Group was founded in 1957 as the Fakenham Flying Group and since then has been based at Little Snoring Airfield.

We were established to provide affordable flying in North Norfolk and encourage general aviation within the region. We still hold true to this with our well-equipped Cessna 172.

Membership is restricted and by invitation only.

Sorry, we are not seeking additional members currently. We do not maintain a waiting list.

A brief history

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 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.

Elwyn “Mac” McAully
ANCS Tiger Moth