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Fuel Prices

Fuel prices at Breighton, as at March 2019:

Avgas 100LL £1.70 per litre and Avtur Jet A1 £0.72 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

29th & 30th June: VAC 55th Birthday Celebration: Organised by the VAC. Fly-in. Visitors welcome.

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

More from the May Fly-in

More brilliant pictures from the May fly-in and aerojumble - this time courtesy of Dave Marshall:

(ABOVE and BELOW) The historics - Gemini and Auster AOP.9

(ABOVE) Pazmany PL-2 in 'action' mode! (BELOW) Vans RV8 landing

(ABOVE) Ultravia Pelican-Club PL

(ABOVE) Rotosport Cavalon auto-gyro (BELOW) Skyranger Swift 912S

(ABOVE) Pegasus Quik 912

(ABOVE and BELOW) A pair of Eurostar's, JG in spectacular attitude.

(ABOVE) Another steep angle of descent - this time from a CZAW SportCruiser.

Thanks to Dave Marshall for the wonderful images. The following pictoral record of the event was sent in by Steve Blee:

(ABOVE) First-up is this beautiful Miles Gemini (BELOW) If only it was a simple as adding a badge!

(ABOVE and BELOW) More silver wings - this time a Chipmunk in Portuguese markings

(BELOW) The Chipmunk's predeecessor - a pair of DH Tiger Moths

(ABOVE) Getting busy!

(ABOVE) A Piper Cub sporting tundra tyres for when the weather gets colder

(ABOVE) A lovely Auster J2 (BELOW) 'Jeeves' with dramatic sky as a backdrop

(ABOVE) Bücker Jungmeister and (BELOW) PT-22 (BOTTOM) and Bücker Jungmann, all from the Real Aeroplane Company stable

(ABOVE) Resident Zlin Z-226 and (BELOW) Pazmany PL-2

(BELOW) EV-97 Eurostar

With thanks to Steve Blee


I believe this is what happen's when you spend too much time upside down in an aeroplane! TOROID, Taff's brand new novel, was published on April 10th - it's available as a proper book or as a download for the Kindle - click on the picture for more details...

Taff Smith TOROID

Latest Real Aeroplane Club Newsletter

Download the very latest Club newsletter packed with informative articles and Real Aeroplane Club news HERE

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Summer is on its way!

A few images from early April by Dave Marshall...

(ABOVE and BELOW) Look out for Nick Lee and the splendid Miles Messenger on this year's display circuit...

(ABOVE) The 'bumble bee' is out so it must be nearly summer!

(ABOVE) Resident Piper Colt

(ABOVE) A visiting Yak 18T (quite a different beat from our Yak 18A)

(ABOVE and BELOW) Jodel's - D112 and D117

(ABOVE) Stunning Cessna 150

(ABOVE) Colourful RV 8 (BELOW) Pulsar 3

(ABOVE) Pioneer 400 - almost looks like a flying fish in profile - very nice.

Airfield Weather Station and Webcam

The airfield weather station is back online, we've also set-up the webcam, fingers crossed, this is due to go live on the 15th December. Find them both on the Airfield page of this website

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

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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