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RAF Benson Flying Club

RAF Benson Flying Club

About us

RAF Benson Flying Club exists to provide flying training and low cost light aircraft flying, primarily to members of the Armed Forces. This includes members of the RAuxAF and the Reserves, Volunteer Reserves, Cadet Forces and all former members of all 3 services. Members of the Armed Forces of other nations serving with British Forces in the UK are also eligible for membership.

Contact Details

Through the website http://www.rafbfc.co.uk/

Training Available

  • PPL
  • NPPL
  • IMC
  • Instruction @ £20 per hour paid direct to instructor
  • Night

RAF Benson Flying Club is ELCAS registered for the Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC)

Aircraft & Prices

Membership Fees: £48 per year for serving or retired Officers and SNCOs. £36 per year for serving or retired Junior Ranks. £60 per year for civilians. Membership runs from 1 Apr to 31 Mar, members joining at any other time of the year will be charged pro-rata. Aircraft available: 1 x C152 @ £96 per airborne hour, no taxy fee. 1 x PA28-180 @ £130 per airborne hour, no taxy fee. Other aircraft available by arrangement with owners.

Available Fuel

Club bowser supplying fuel at cost price (by prior arrangement for non-BFC aircraft).

Club Facilities

Clubhouse with internet access, classroom and planning area, 'honesty fridge', hardstanding/grass parking area.
PPL/IMC Training and CAA examiner.
Open daylight hours, subject to ATC restrictions during ATC operating hours

Aircraft Joining Instructions

As 1AIDU Flips or Pooleys or as directed by ATC.

RAFFCA Reciprocity

All facilities are available at the standard rates to RAFFCA Club Members without further membership fees but subject to a 'Club Check/Conversion'.

Club Website


Junior Rank Pilot Scholarships

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    JRPSS 2017 is now open! This year 30 Scholarships will be awarded.



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    Website dedicated to the reduction of airspace infringements.

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General Aviation Safety Council

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Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association

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Civil Aviation Authority

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