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.
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.
You may have seen in the latest Club Newsletter that Harry Sowden has sadly passed away after a short illness. Harry was instrumental in keeping the Real Aeroplane Company Spitfire and Hurricane in tip-top condition during the warbird years and played an active part in the restoration of the ME109/Buchon. At home, or away at the various airshows, he greeted enthusiasts with a smile and a cheery "hello", many of us Breighton newbies at the time gravitating towards his warmth and willingness to indulge in our tireless fascination with those legendary aircraft.
Harry's funeral will take place on Wednesday 23rd October at 13.30 in the Large Chapel, Chanterlands Crematorium, Chanterlands Avenue, Hull HU5 4EF.
Work for The Real Aeroplane Company
We have the following employment opportunities available at the airfield:
Applicants for either position should contact:The Chief Engineer
The Real Aeroplane Company Ltd
Summer Fly-in and BBQ
The Summer Fly-in and BBQ is a new event on the Breighton calendar and proved very successful indeed, aided and abetted by splendid weather and a healthy turn-out of aircraft.
(ABOVE and BELOW) Conditions were perfect for a display practice in the unique Arrow Active II (Steve Blee)
(ABOVE and BELOW) Another chance to see this the World's oldest airworthy Chippy at Breighton (Steve Blee)
(ABOVE) Piper J-3 Cub and (BELOW) PA-18 Super Cub (Steve Blee)
(ABOVE) "Watching you - watching me!" The Falco with gear retracting (Steve Blee)
(ABOVE and BELOW) Representing either end of the rotor spectrum - Auto Giro and Gazelle respectively (Steve Blee)
(ABOVE and BELOW) This visiting Yak 12M was a favourite with the photographers (Steve Blee)
(ABOVE) A lovely Cessna 120 (Steve Blee)
(ABOVE and BELOW) Wartime trainers - the British Miles Magister and US Ryan (Steve Blee)
(ABOVE) Some lovely light at sunset - suppertime I think! (Both Steve Blee)
Thanks to Steve Blee for his brilliant photo-record of the event.
(ABOVE) An assortment of images by Steve Blee - top: The 'new' Beech H18; middle: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, our very own 'Maverick' Taff Smith, wartime Beech 18; bottom: Bücker line-up. (BELOW) Beech 18 and Bücker Bestmann (Tom Wray)
So, just how do you mark 30 years of Real flying? In the time-honoured Breighton tradition of course with lots of aeroplanes joining to celebrate the anniversary with us! This year's event not only marked the 30th Anniversary of the Real Aeroplane Company and Club, but also played host to the biennial International Bücker Fest. Bücker biplanes have, of course, been very a much a part of the Breighton story and continue to be so today with a number of examples resident at the airfield and, seemingly, a couple on rebuild at any given time. So, all we needed to get things underway was the weather and, as occasionally happens, we had one tricky flying day and one perfect one...!
(ABOVE) Our very own Katie Howe presented the Yorkshire Air Ambulance with a whopping cheque for the sum raised by sponsors of her skydive a few weeks ago. Well done Katie. (Steve Blee)
(ABOVE) Queuing Bückers (Tom Wray) and some of the attendees shot from above (Steve Blee)
(ABOVE) Classic Bücker Fest! (Andy Wood)
(ABOVE) Not a Bücker but of a similar ilk - a visiting Focke-Wulf Fw 44J Stieglitz circa 1936 (Steve Blee)
(ABOVE and BELOW) Very few airfields where you'll see a scene like this - Chilton D.W.1 and DeHavilland DH.98 Rapide (Tom Wray)
(ABOVE) The flying was as eclectic as ever - from pre-war to right now - Arrow Active II and Yak 55 (Tom Wray) (BELOW) A huge sky for the beautiful Miles Messenger (Steve Blee)
(ABOVE) The latest addition to the RAC fleet is this beautiful Beech H18 (Tom Wray) which was joined by it's older cousin the Beech C45 Expeditor (Steve Blee)
(ABOVE) The Beech Expeditor running in for a topside flypast (Richard Lee) (BELOW) How it might've looked from the Expeditor! Click on the image to see if you can spot yourself on a larger version. (Andy Wood)
(ABOVE and BELOW) More incredible airside views (Andy Wood)
(ABOVE) The Midget Mustang M1 is a sports and aerobatic aircraft designed for the home-build market in 1948, this example is a little younger having been built in 1973 (Steve Blee) (BELOW) Guests of honour the Yorkshire Air Ambulance - such an amazing bunch of people doing a wonderful job (Steve Blee)
(ABOVE) A trailer mounted Bristol Hercules engine, similar to the engines that powered wartime Halifax bombers based here during the war (Richard Lee)
(ABOVE) Beech H18, Falco and Tipsy Nipper. (BELOW) Zlin Z.526F (Both Steve Blee)
(ABOVE and BELOW) Old and new automotive power - Taff Smith's Elva circa 1960 and a visiting Zenos E10 of a more recent vintage (Both Richard Lee)
(ABOVE) The band taking care of business on the Saturday night and (BELOW) the night sky promising a better weather day for the Sunday (Both Andy Wood)
(BELOW) The Auster Club paid us a visit during the weekend with this Auster AOP9, Auster 5 and J2 Arrow (All Steve Blee)
(ABOVE) G-AKDN is the oldest flying DHC-1 Chipmunk and one of the original 3 Canadian examples shipped to the UK in support of the British production line (Steve Blee) (BELOW) Plenty going on in the restoration hangar including a part assembled Jungmeister and the Company's Fairey Junior (Richard Lee)
(ABOVE) The resident Ryan PT-22 and (BELOW) Bücker Jungmann (Both Richard Lee)
(BELOW) Another lovely shot of the Rapide (Steve Blee)
(ABOVE) Military Jeeps with classic airfield backdrop (Andy Wood)
(ABOVE) One of the 3 Taylor Monoplanes embarking on what should have been an epic flight from Breighton to Malta. Unfortunately one of the aircraft was damaged in a landing accident in France, the pilot managing to escape unscathed. In a separate accident the same day their support aircraft tragically crashed into woodland with the loss of both crew onboard. All at Breighton send our best wishes and heartfelt condolences to all involved. (Steve Blee)
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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.
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 £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.