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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

October 7-8 - Wing Walking (Wing Walk Displays)
October 28 - FAA Squadron Visit
November 4 - Bonfire Evening at The White Swan, Bubwith
November 12 - Remembrance Day event
December 2 - Christmas Party, York Marriott Hotel

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.

The Comper Swift replica was recently invited to take part in The Shuttleworth Collection's Race Day at their airfield at Old Warden on October 1st. Les Clark was given the honour of flying 'GL to the event, accompanied by Charles Sunter and Andy Wood in the Yak 18, the latter providing the platform for Andy Wood's brilliant air-to-air pictures in this report.

(ABOVE) Shirley Anne Pobjoy, the daughter of Douglas Rudolf Pobjoy who, along with George Parnall and Co. Ltd, developed the Pobjoy series of engines used in the Comper Swift (Andy Wood)

(BELOW) 'GL alongside G-ACTF, the Shuttleworth Collection's original Comper Swift built in 1932 (Andy Wood)

(ABOVE) The two Swifts flanking a Pobjoy engined Morgan 3 wheeler car at Old Warden (Andy Wood)

Remembrance Day

This years Remembrance Day service, wreath laying and flypast (weather permitting) will take place at the airfield on November 12 at 1100hrs.

If anyone can help us to find a bugle player for this event we'd be most grateful - email dav@realaero.com

Christmas Party


A few images from the last weekend of September from Dave Marshall:

(ABOVE) The Yak 18 takes to the air with Charles Sunter and Andy Wood in the cockpit. (BELOW) De Havilland DH-82 Tiger Moth circa 1940.

(ABOVE) Piper PA-23 Apache (BELOW) Piper PA-28 Cherokee

(ABOVE) Vans RV-6 and (BELOW) Sport Cruiser landing

Helicopter Fly-in

Despite reasonable weather the helicopter fly-in only managed to attract a single R-44 to the airfield which was a little disappointing. However, there was a reasonable turn-out of fixed-wing aircraft by way of compensation...

(ABOVE and BELOW) Firstly the rotary-wing contingent consisting of Taff Smith's resident Bell 47 (Steve Blee) and the visiting R-44 (Dave Marshall)

(ABOVE) The Breighton based Bestmann was kept busy (Steve Blee)

(ABOVE and BELOW) The lighter side of warbird types continued with this bright yellow Piper Supercub (Dave Marshall) and rather more sombre Auster 4 sporting D-Day markings (Steve Blee)

(ABOVE) We love biplanes at Breighton and none more so than the Jungmann (Steve Blee)

(ABOVE and BELOW) Well I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder and, whether you're feeling it or not, the Mistral is certainly a head-turner (Both Tom Wray)

(ABOVE) Another unusual shape - this time the snappily titalled Flight Design CTSW (Dave Marshall)

(ABOVE) Tecnam P92-EA Echo with appropriate registration (Dave Marshall)

(ABOVE) Back to more familiar territory and this beautiful Luscombe Silvaire (Dave Marshall)

(ABOVE) The diminutive MB2 Colibri (Dave Marshall)

(ABOVE) Slingsby T67M Firefly in EFTS markings (Steve Blee)

(ABOVE) Piper PA32 and (BELOW) Zlin Z326 Trener Master (Both Steve Blee)

(ABOVE) Nice side-slip over the hedge in the Jungmann (Steve Blee)

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

Mothery at Breighton

Ken Woolley captured the following at Breighton and gave them the 'vintage' treatment...

August round-up

A quick photographic account of some of August's comings and goings...

(ABOVE and BELOW) Awesome to see a Mew Gull at Breighton again - this is David Beale's excellent reproduction G-HEKL (Mike Illien and Dave Marshall respectively)

(BELOW) Piper Cub circa 1943 (Dave Marshall)

(ABOVE and BELOW) Tiger Moth's becoming something of a regular sight at Breighton now (Mike Illien and Dave Marshall respectively)

(ABOVE) One of the resident Jungmann biplanes (Dave Marshall)

(ABOVE) The resident Stearman getting set for a day of flying (Mike Illien)

(ABOVE) All classics this month - PA-23 Apache (Dave Marshall) (BELOW) The Real Aeroplane Company's Max Holste Broussard (Mike Illien)

(ABOVE) One of the more unusual visitors was this Thruster (Dave Marshall)

(ABOVE) A big aircraft for Breighton - this is a PA32 Saratoga (Mike Illien)

(ABOVE) Beautiful Cessna 120 (Dave Marshall)

(ABOVE) That's the way to do it! (Dave Marshall)

(ABOVE and BELOW) Rotor action - Magni Gyro M-16 and Bell 47 (Dave Marshall)

International Bücker Fest 2017 report - Click Here
(ABOVE) Visiting Jungmann and Jungmeister by 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.

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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