Latest update re: Covid-19
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we have cancelled all club and visiting events except for those listed below in the events section.
Both the RACo and RAClub remain concerned about the danger presented by the COVID-19 virus and highlight that attending the airfield is at the individuals own risk and own responsibility. Neither organisation is accountable for your actions and the consequences thereof.
We ask all resident and visiting pilots to stay abreast of and adhere to the social distancing rules, not just applicable to indoor and outdoor spaces but also to GA flights, with particular attention to carrying passengers.
Before attending the airfield please make sure you THOROUGHLY read and understand the information in the following link.
We are continually monitoring government guidance as this changes, with a view to gradually returning to normal operations.
Fuel prices at Breighton, as at June 2020:
Self-service Avgas 100LL £1.35 per litre and Avtur Jet A1 £0.48 per litre. Price includes VAT and FREE landing fee.
PLEASE OBSERVE THE COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS AT THE PUMPS.
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.
New addition to the RAC collection
(ABOVE) Piper J3C-65 Cub N98712, recently imported from Florida, arrived at Breighton w/e July 3rd. Built in 1946 this immaculate example is an excellent addition to the Company fleet of historic aircraft. (Real Aeroplane Company)
Hot! Hot! Hot!
The sunshine in June encouraged more flying and, with Breighton's steady emergence from the global pandemic, drew-in an increasing number of interesting visitors - including this Titan Mustang (ABOVE and BELOW) doing a decent impression of its 1940's namesake (all pictures by Steve Blee)
(BELOW) The real deal this time - Miles Gemini G-AKHP being prepared for its permit renewal.
(ABOVE) Piper Super Cub in period US Army markings (BELOW) Cessna 120 circa 1948.
(ABOVE) A very smart looking Beagle Pup (BELOW) and equally dapper Fournier RF4.
(ABOVE) Rockwell Commander 112B.
(ABOVE) Nice top-sides from this Laser Z230 and (BELOW) Vans RV7.
(ABOVE) And finally, something for the rotorheads - a very striking R44.
With thanks to Steve Blee.
Fairey Junior Then and Now
The Real Aeroplane Company's lovely Fairey Junior was recently rolled-out sporting the exact same paint scheme it originally wore when built in 1947. The repaint was researched in detail and carried out in-house by Real Aeroplane Company Engineering. The Avions Fairey Junior (also known as the Tipsy Junior) is a single-seat light aircraft designed in post-war Belgium, this example, G-AMVP, was the second airframe to have been completed and is the only one now flying. In 1957 it made headlines when Fairey test pilot, Peter Twiss, landed 'VP on the deck of the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal as a media stunt. The aircraft is powered by a Walter Mikron motor, cruises at around 98mph and has a top speed of 108mph. With thanks to the Real Aeroplane Company.
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.
Latest Real Aeroplane Club Newsletter
Download the very latest Club newsletter packed with informative articles and Real Aeroplane Club news HERE
The Club can now accept payment for subscription renewals over the internet via online banking using the following details:
The Real Aeroplane Club
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
FULL FLYING MEMBERSHIP - £95
ASSOCIATE FLYING MEMBERSHIP - £45
MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP - £35
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
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 £35 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.