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Fuel Prices

Fuel prices at Breighton, as at June 2019:

Avgas 100LL £1.75 per litre and Avtur Jet A1 £0.75 per litre. Price includes VAT and FREE landing fee.

Fuel-up and support your local airfield!

Fuel is available self-service at any time (even outside normal operating hours), payment at the pumps by major credit/debit cards.


2019 Event Dates

20th & 21st July: Hangar Bash and Fly-in. The BIG 30th birthday celebration, 4th International Bucker Fest, Hangar Party, food, drink & live music… and lots lots more… the evening event is ticket only. Visitors welcome.

24th August: Visit by the Guild of Aviation Artists.

25th August (1830hrs): Summer BBQ and Fly-in. This a planned event and is in addition to the ad-hoc (BYO) BBQs we will be having throughout summer. This is not a BYO food event, food will be provided (ticket price tbc), but feel free to BYO alcohol. Visitors welcome.

30th August: Club Flyout to the LAA Rally, Sywell. PPR IN ADVANCE

1st September: Visit from the Morris Minor Club. Organised by RACo

1st September: Club Flyout to Old Warden for their Vintage Flyin. PPR IN ADVANCE

6th October (1200hrs): Visit from the Veteran Car Club of GB with pre 1919 cars.

2nd November (1900hrs): Halloween not Bonfire Party. Live music, the café will be open and bring your own alcohol. Visitors welcome.

10th November (1100hrs): Remembrance Service. Fly-in. Visitors welcome.

7th December (1900hrs): Christmas Party. York Marriot. Pre booking is required. Guests welcome.

The Airfield Café is open during regular weekends as well as during our events and sells a variety hot food, tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks. Seating is available inside the crewroom, conservatory and in the picnic area. Fill-up yourselves and support your local airfield!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Waivered Airspace

The waivered airspace on the North Side of the airfield which is used for aerobatic/display practice is only available when Alan Marsland or Tony Smith are present at the airfield with immediate effect. Pilots should remain clear of this area at all other times. Wing Walking Aircraft operators have their own display authorisation and are in order using this airspace in the meantime. Further details on this action will follow.


Please note that tickets are only required for the evening party which includes your evening meal and all the entertainment mentioned in the poster (ABOVE), drinks are available to buy at the various bars. For further information and classic car registration forms please email rachelrealaero@outlook.com


VAC 55th Birthday Celebration - 29-30 June

The Vintage Aircraft Club chose Breighton as the location for its 55th birthday celebration at the end of June. Attracting a phenomenal array of classic, unusual and eclectic aircraft to the airfield, the fly-in provided ample treats to whet the appetite ahead of our own birthday celebration on July 20-21. To many the star visitor was a pristine 1928 Curtiss Wright Travelair (Pictured BELOW by Steve Blee)

(ABOVE) The Magister landing (just visible), ramp space filling up and (BELOW) how it looked from the ground (Both Andy Wood)

(ABOVE and BELOW) We love the Aeronca 'Bathtubs' - here's our 'Jeeves' with bezzy mate 'Gladys' (Andy Wood and Tom Wray)

(ABOVE) Another lovely Aeronca - Aeronca Champion (Tom Wray)

(ABOVE) The Luton Minor joins the Aeronca 100 (Steve Blee)

(ABOVE and BELOW) The latest aircraft on the Company inventory - Beech 18H, a post-war descendent of the US wartime era Expeditor. (Tom Wray and Steve Blee)

(ABOVE and BELOW) Cadet III Motor Glider (Steve Blee and Tom Wray)

(ABOVE) Druine D.5 Turbi - this historic home-build is not quite as old as she looks, a mere 60 years young! (Steve Blee)

(ABOVE) Time for some 'Mothery' starting withis Hornet Moth and (BELOW) Moth Major (Both Steve Blee)

(ABOVE and BELOW) A pair of Tiggies (Steve Blee and Tom Wray)

(ABOVE) Direct descendent of the Tiger Moth - DHC Chipmunk (Dave Marshall) and its RAF successor Scottish Aviation Bulldog (Tom Wray)

(ABOVE) Lovely looking Jungmann (Tom Wray)

(ABOVE and BELOW) Resident RAC aircraft - PT-22 and Arrow Active (Steve Blee and Dave Marshall)

(ABOVE) Luscombe Silvaire (Dave Marshall)

(ABOVE) The Mighty Max Holste Broussard (Dave Marshall)

(ABOVE) A once familiar shape at Breighton - visiting Mew Gull replica (Steve Blee)

(ABOVE and BELOW) 'Whirley-gigs' - Bell-47 Korean war era medivac chopper and a visiting Ecureuil kicking-up the grass clippings (Dave Marshall and Steve Blee)

(BELOW) One last look at the beautiful Travelair (Steve Blee)

June sightings

A selection of images taken by Breighton stallwart Dave Marshall on Sunday 23 June. This very smart looking Titan Mustang turned a few heads, basically a modern 75% replica of North American Aviation's iconic P-51D Mustang. This machine wears a 4th Fighter Group 8th Air Force scheme similar to Taff Smith's original Mustang only with the 'VF' Squadron codes of 336th FS (which really should have a blue rudder or fin flash too but who's checking?!)

(ABOVE) Another splash of colour - TSOG stands for The Spirit of Goole, the result of an educational initiative to engage youngsters from deprived backgrounds and introduce them to aviation by way of building a real aircraft. (BELOW) A Robinson R-44 calling in.

(ABOVE) Extreme 'Tail-dragging' Jungmann style!

(ABOVE) Jodel 1050 (BELOW) Piper Colt

(ABOVE and BELOW) Lastly a pair of Cessna's - (ABOVE) is the 120 and (BELOW) we have the resident 150. Many thanks to Dave Marshall for his lovely pictures.


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The Real Aeroplane Flying Scholarship 2019

(ABOVE) George receiving the good news from the Club Chairman Charles Sunter (right) and Scholarship Co-ordinator Cliff Whitwell (left) after the Remembrance Service at Breighton airfield. George will commence his training towards a LAPL with York Flying School which is based at Breighton airfield.

The Real Aeroplane Club is delighted to announce that George Gohl has been successful in winning the 2019 Real Aeroplane Club Scholarship. The Club celebrates its 30th anniversary next year.

The competition was open to applicants aged between 17 to 25 living in Yorkshire. Over 25 submissions were received and the standard was exceptionally high. George demonstrated his passion, commitment and enthusiasm towards aviation during a challenging interview and flying skills test.

George is currently studying for ‘A’ levels and has always wanted to be a pilot. His goal is to be a commercial pilot or join the RAF. He is an active member of his local RAF Air Cadet (872) Hull Squadron. His hobbies include building and flying scaled model aircraft, and designing and building telemetry systems for his models. He has also built a flight simulator in his parent’s loft so he can practise his flying.

The scholarship has been kindly funded by a Club Member in memory of our dear friend Nigel Feetham.



Membership Renewals

The Club can now accept payment for subscription renewals over the internet via online banking using the following details:

The Real Aeroplane Club
Sort Code 09-01-27
Account No. 44906885
Please use your name and/or membership as the reference.

For new membership subscriptions we have a new membership form. You will notice that we now request email addresses from members for future communications (and possibly an e-newsletter). This will ONLY be used for Club communications and will not be passed on to any third party or used for marketing purposes in any way.

Existing members should also complete the new form if their contact details are out of date. Subscriptions are due for renewal January 1st.

Please note our Club rules and ethos HERE

Club Subscriptions

FULL FLYING MEMBERSHIP - £95
This is normally intended for pilots with aircraft based at Breighton who hold or have held a pilot's licence. Facilitates 2 votes.

ASSOCIATE FLYING MEMBERSHIP - £45
This membership is intended for pilots or aircraft owners not based at Breighton who regularly use the facilities and wish to take part in Club affairs. It is also available for regularly participating crew of aircraft and facilitates 1 vote.

MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP - £35
This membership is a must for non-flying enthusiasts and supporters of the Real Aeroplane Company as it is the only way to gain access to the airfield for non-flying members of the public.


Real Aeroplane Club merchandise

The Club has commissioned a new range of stylish attire bearing the 'Jeeves' motif. The first order sold-out within the space of one weekend, however, they have received a second consignment and this will be on display and available for purchase during upcoming events at the airfield. See more of Andy Wood's pictures on our Facebook page HERE.


It may be news to some but flying training has been available at Breighton, courtesy of York Flying School (YFS), since October 2011. The school operates on Saturdays and Sundays all year round and during the week on an as required basis.

YFS offers flying training towards the issue of your private pilots licence, night qualification and IMC rating. They also offer FAA flight reviews and Instrument Proficiency Checks at very competitive prices. Trial lessons/air experience flights are also available.

All bookings at York Flying School are two hours long and include one hour of pre and post flight briefings as well as one hour of airborne time. For more details, or to book a lesson online, check out the YFS website HERE


Social Networking

As well as Facebook we're now Tweeting on Twitter too!


Reciprocal Arrangments

The Real Aeroplane Club has reciprocal arrangements with the following airfields: Bagby, Rufforth, Fenland, Netherthorpe, North Coates, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Sturgate, Wickenby.


A word about access to Breighton Airfield for members of the general public

Whilst we warmly welcome members of the general public to Breighton admission can only be made by subscribing to Museum Club Membership (we prefer to think of it as a season ticket). Annual membership is just £30 per year don't forget you can bring family and friends along too (on the proviso that the Club member accepts responsibility for their guests) and visit any weekend, not just Fly-in weekends. Museum membership represents excellent value for money and is very popular with aviation enthusiasts and budding aviation photographers who enjoy an unrivalled level of access to aircraft, pilots and the flying activities.

Pilots of visiting aircraft and their crews/pax DO NOT NEED TO BE CLUB MEMBERS and there are NO LANDING FEES ON FLY-IN DAYS.

 

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