Breighton Airfield, Breighton, SELBY YO8 6DS
Tel: 01757 289065
Yorkshire Airfield

Breighton Airfield

The Real Aeroplane Club welcomes visitors by air, classic or vintage aircraft in particular.

The airfield itself is 5.5 nm north-east of Selby and located in the south west corner of what was once RAF Breighton. The original concrete runways are no longer used but are still visible from the air. Vickers Wellington, Handley Page Halifax and Avro Lancaster bombers attacked targets across occupied Europe from Breighton during the war with many crews failing to return. A memorial has been established on the airfield adjacent the Real Aeroplane Company crewroom to honour those personnel who fought bravely during the Second World War.

The radio frequency is 129.805 MHz.

Breighton has a single grass runway 10/28 which is 802 metres (2,631') long. All circuits should be flown to the south of the airfield at 1,000 ft. Please avoid the villages of Bubwith, Breighton and Wressle to the north-west and south-west respectively. Join on the south side of the airfield for base leg. Please be aware of the power cables on the western approach.

Our normal operating hours 09.00-17.00 hrs - Winter 09.00-17.00 hrs or sunset if earlier. Self service 100LL and Avtur are available, card payments only.

Please help Breighton to remain good neighbours by observing the guidelines set out in our Pooleys Guide page.

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. 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.

Landing Fees

£5, FREE if uplifting fuel.


Self-service Avgas 100LL and Avtur Jet A1 available, FREE landing fee when you uplift.

Fuel is available self-service at any time (even outside normal operating hours), payment at the pumps by major credit/debit cards.

(Normal operating hours 09.00-17.00 hrs - Winter 09.00-17.00 hrs or sunset if earlier.)

Some oils also available.

Reciprocal Arrangments

The Real Aeroplane Club has reciprocal arrangements with the following airfields: Bagby, Barton (City Airport), Baxby (Huthswaite), Beverley (Hull Aero Club), Burn, Eshott, Fenland, Fishburn, Kenyon Hall Farm, Leicester (reduction in landing fee), Netherthorpe, North Coates, Rufforth, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Sturgate, Wickenby. There are conditions attached to some arrangements - details at the Clubhouse/crewroom.


Hangarage Available for Classic and Vintage Aircraft, please call 01757 289065 or email

Airfield Café

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.



You can check the Breighton weather station by clicking HERE (opens in new window).