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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

May 29 - Helicopter Pleasure Flights (Adventure 001)
June 3-4 - Wing Walking (Wing Walk Displays)
June 10 - Museum Day and Fly-in
(+ Club members photographic exhibition)
June 11 - Helicopter Pleasure Flights (Central Helicopters)
June 18 - Helicopter Pleasure Flights (Adventure 001)
June 24-25 - Wing Walking (Wing Walk Displays)
July 8-9 - Wing Walking (Wing Walk Displays)
July 15-16 - International Bücker Fest 2017
July 29 - Helicopter Pleasure Flights (Central Helicopters)
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.


Bücker Fest 2017

Plans are well in hand for this summer's 3rd International Bücker Fest at Breighton. The event will take place on the 15th-16th July with the 14th set aside for early arrivals.

The event breaks down into three main sections with pride of place going to what we hope will be the UK's largest gathering of Bückers this year - if you own or fly a Bücker and you would like to attend please email the organising committee on bf17@realaero.com and we'll get an invitation mailed out to you along with any further information/developments as we draw closer to the event itself.

In addition to the Bücker Fest we will once again encourage aviators to fly-in to the airfield as part of our 'Wings and Wheels' gathering. Likewise anyone with interesting/classic cars and bikes, military vehicles etc, we'd love to see you. There will be a small registration fee for the wheels element which enables us to issue weekend Club memberships to non-aviators at £5 per vehicle (including occupants, download vehicle registration form here). The airfield will be handed-over to the wheeled element for 2 hours on the Saturday (please note the runway will be closed during this period - timings TBC) and we hope to parade many of your vehicles and present some racing car action during this time.

The Saturday night Hangar Party is something of an extravaganza this year with German themed catering, bar stocked with German beers, live entertainment and music. Tickets are priced at £15 each (£5.50 for children under 12), they include your evening meal and are available from the airfield.

As you can see, lots to look forward to. Please keep checking back here for further details.


Cheque presented to YAA

A cheque for money raised during January's special fund raising event in memory of Nigel Feetham was recently handed over to representatives of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) by some of Nigel's close friends. We'd like to formally thank everyone who contributed in making such a generous contribution possible and will continue to support YAA throughout the year, particularly during our Bücker Fest weekend, so look out for the collection tins and buckets at the airfield and please give generously.


Vintage Piper Club Northern Meet

The Vintage Piper Club visit on May 13 was plagued by leaden skies but despite that, and with resident augmentation, a decent lineup of Piper's graced the field - photo's by Andy Wood

(ABOVE) A pair of Colt's and (BELOW) a singleton heading back home

(ABOVE) Piper Super Cub (BELOW) Modified Tripacer with 'all-terrain wheels'!

(ABOVE) Resident Vagabond getting in on the act

(ABOVE) Stearman and Chipmunk heading off on a photo shoot

(ABOVE) Yak 55 taxying and (BELOW) taking part in a formation practice with a Firefly and the Magister


Aerobatic Competition and Fly-in

Despite low cloud and gusting northerly hampering the aerobatic competitions there was still plenty to whet the appetite during Breighton's season opener. Pictures by Tom Wray.

(ABOVE) Essentially a homebuilt sports aircraft based on the classic Spitfire (albeit 6/10th scale) from plans created by ex-Supermarine employee John Isaacs, more charming than the Mk 26 in my opinion, even without a retracting undercarriage. (Tom Wray)

(ABOVE) A beautiful Fairchild Argus III (Tom Wray)

Some of the more colourful aircraft now, sunglasses at the ready...!

(ABOVE) RV8 and (BELOW) CAP 232 (Tom Wray)

(ABOVE) Lazer Z230 (Tom Wray)

(BELOW) Lots of 'Extra action' at Breighton (as you might expect from an aerobatic competition!) (Tom Wray)

(ABOVE and BELOW) Although the weather was 'the pits' these plucky little machines always draw a smile whatever the weather gods throw our way! (Tom Wray)


Broussard Trip to Halfpenny Green

A selection of amazing photographs from the recent Broussard Airlines trip down to the Radials, Trainers and Transport event at Wolverhampton Halfpenny Green Airport - photography by Andy Wood except where stated otherwise:

(ABOVE and BELOW) The Broussard taken from the Yak 18 camera ship.

(ABOVE) Passing the Breighton based Colt enroute.

(ABOVE) The Yak 18 in very good company!

(ABOVE and BELOW) Big radials including another Colt (of the Antonov variety this time) and a selection of Harvard/Texan's including one in recent SAAF (South African Air Force) markings.

(ABOVE and BELOW) A couple of pristine 1940's era Stinson's.

(ABOVE) A WACO (BELOW) Andy Wood snapping away in the Yak and photographed from the Broussard by Mick Ives


This year we'd like to invite all budding John Dibbs' out there to submit their best photo's for inclusion in our 2017 photo competition and exhibition. All entries must have been taken at Breighton but can be of any subject and from any year. A maximum of 8 entries per person may be submitted and we plan to hold an exhibition at the airfield during our Museum Day and Fly-in on June 10. The winner will be announced during the Bücker Fest Hangar Party on the evening of July 15. Closing date for entries is June 3. **No Photoshop retouching please.** Digital files should be emailed to bf17@realaero.com

Good luck all.


March Round-up

Spring is here at last! Ken Woolley captured some terrific action in near-perfect conditions during the last weekend of March:

(ABOVE) Lovely angle on this Zenair showing a clean set of heels (BELOW) Cirrus SR20 (Both Ken Woolley)

(ABOVE) Very smart looking RV6 and (BELOW) CTLS (Both Ken Woolley)

(ABOVE) Alas not the resident Condor in 'shape-shifting' mode! Lovely Savannah Jabiru sporting a very striking paint job. (BELOW) Pelican PL (Both Ken Woolley)

(ABOVE) Focke Wulf (Piaggio) P149D cleaning-up and (BELOW) R-44 perhaps suggesting that lunch was being served...no?! (Both Ken Woolley)



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

FULL FLYING MEMBERSHIP - 70
This is normally intended for pilots with aircraft based at Breighton who hold or have held a pilot's licence. Facilitates 2 votes.

ASSOCIATE FLYING MEMBERSHIP - 40
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.

MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP - 30
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.


Weather

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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