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Fuel Prices

Fuel prices at Breighton, as at 12/05/17.

Avgas 100LL £1.63 per litre and Avtur Jet A1 £0.56 per litre

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.

2017 Event Dates

August 5-6 - Wing Walking (Wing Walk Displays)
August 26-27 - Wing Walking (Wing Walk Displays)
September 3 - Helicopter Pleasure Flights (Central Helicopters)
September 16-17 - Wing Walking (Wing Walk Displays)
September 24 - Helicopter Fly-in
October 7-8 - Wing Walking (Wing Walk Displays)
October 28 - FAA Squadron Visit

Keep checking back for further information and possible additions. Enquiries regarding wing walking and helicopter flights should be addressed to the operators themselves (links added).

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.

Airfield Weather Station

The airfield weather station is back online and can be accessed HERE or via the Airfield page of this website. Hopefully the webcams will follow soon.

Club House Phone Number

The Club house now has a dedicated phone number which will be 'manned' at weekends, please make a note of it: 01757 288987

A few pictures from the excellent International Bücker Fest 2017 - the heading picture (ABOVE) shows a visiting Jungmann and Jungmeister (Steve Blee)

(ABOVE and BELOW) The 'Bestmann' snatched the accolade of second highest Bücker type flying at Breighton during the weekend thanks to the early evening arrival of Will Greenwood's example seen here just prior to leaving on Sunday. (Andy Wood)

(ABOVE) Will Greenwood's 'Bestmann' (Heliopolis Gomhouria) (Ken Woolley)

(ABOVE) A colourful lineup of Bückers (and friends) waiting for the sun (Steve Blee)

(ABOVE) A visiting Jungmeister - one of two present at the weekend (although Taff Smith's example is still being restored) (Andy Wood)

(BELOW) Jungmeister at play (Steve Blee)

(ABOVE) Wings AND Wheels! (Andy Wood)

(Above and BELOW) Our military enclave! (Andy Wood)

(ABOVE) A couple of shots that could very easily have been taken in the 1930's (Ken Woolley)

(ABOVE) Not to be left out, here's an equally atmospheric shot of the Breighton-based Bestmann (Steve Blee)

(ABOVE) Not only Bückers of course - this is the Plumb BGP1a sheltering beneath the wing of the Max Holste Broussard. The Plumb is much younger than its appearance would suggest, a self-build project that was completed in 2015 and which flew for the the first time only last year. (Andy Wood)

(BELOW) Beautiful Auster J1 (Steve Blee)

(ABOVE) Ex-Breighton resident Auster 5 making a return visit (Steve Blee)

(ABOVE) The Dr1 bites the bullet once again! (Steve Blee)

(ABOVE and BELOW) Two Bell 47 'choppers' - G-MASH is a Breighton resident with registration to acknowledge the long-running TV series set at a field hospital during the Korean war. (Both Steve Blee)

(ABOVE) Overnight shelter for the open cockpits (Andy Wood)

(ABOVE) Fun on the track - Taff Smith in his racing car (Andy Wood)

(ABOVE) Pitts Special with appropriate registration! (Steve Blee)

(BELOW) Pristine Luscombe Silvaire (Steve Blee)

(ABOVE) The hangar party in full swing (Andy Wood)

(ABOVE) Yorkshire Air Ambulance paying a visit - we shall be presenting them with a 4 figure sum raised during the event as soon as all monies are collected (Steve Blee)

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

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

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.

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.


Please note that the Breighton weather station is currently offline, apologies for any inconvenience caused. Please call the the airfield on 01757 289065 if you require any further assistance.

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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