PAFRA - Pilots And Friends of
PAFRA Flying Club was originally formed at the
same time as the new Airport Company to achieve three things. To put the Heart back into
Others are very welcome to join
in with us. We are a group
dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the long tradition of Light
General Aviation and its service to the local community and will continue to
campaign for the longer term preservation of this
We want to continue, as far as possible, the existing services provided for private, business and emergency aviation services and enhance them to bring both increased economic benefit to Medway, but also continue to provide facilities for aviation as a sport and recreational pastime for its surrounding area, its businesses and its community.
The benefits of maintaining a flourishing airfield in the heart of the Medway Towns will become apparent not only to the business community but also providing for the sporting activity of light aviation and also for training of our future Airline pilots.
During our first 5 years PAFRA raised many thousands of pounds to help fund the immense costs associated with the legal challenges to Medway Council's efforts to close the airport. PAFRA was rewarded this year (2014) when a new lease for 25yrs was granted.
The Pilots and Friends group will scale up their efforts to provide a series of activities but the emphasis will be on the core Flying activities such as Fly Outs, Aviation talks and Safety lectures in the PAFRA Clubhouse, plus our traditional Easter and Bonfire night activities.
We are pleased that so many new
and student pilots flying with the training schools at