The history of the Monmouth Area Flying Club is anchored in its predecessor, the Fort Monmouth Army Flying Club (FMAFC). While the FMAFC, which was based at Allaire Airport (BLM), served it's intended purpose, changes in military policy soon pushed the organization towards extinction. However many of the members wanted to continue as a group, so in the fall of 1985 they created the Monmouth Area Flying Club (MAFC). Soon after this took place, other former members of the Fort Monmouth Army Flying Club quickly joined and flight operations under this new name officially began early in 1986 at the same location.
The first aircraft available for use by the club was a leased Piper Cherokee 180 followed in April 1986 by the purchase of a Cessna 152 (N48231) for use as a basic training aircraft. The club continued its basic and advanced flight training activities at this location. Over the years, as the club matured, it continued to purchase more of its own aircraft. Today there are six aircraft owned by the MAFC.
Like the Fort Monmouth Army Flying Club, The MAFC initially had a restricted membership limited to military and civilian personnel of the Department of Defense. This restriction was in accordance with requirements set forth by the Allaire Airport authority. Some years later, the club received permission from the Allaire Airport to allow personnel working at Bell Laboratories to join. In April 1995, the club left Allaire Airport and set up operations jointly at Marlboro Airport and Lakewood Airport. Subsequent to this move the member- ship became unrestricted and the club continued to grow. When Marlboro Airport was closed in September of 2002, the club relocated it's total operation to Lakewood Airport, where it is still based today.