Latest update re: Covid-19Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we have cancelled all club and visiting events except for those listed below in the events section.
Both the RACo and RAClub remain concerned about the danger presented by the COVID-19 virus and highlight that attending the airfield is at the individuals own risk and own responsibility. Neither organisation is accountable for your actions and the consequences thereof.
We ask all resident and visiting pilots to stay abreast of and adhere to the social distancing rules, not just applicable to indoor and outdoor spaces but also to GA flights, with particular attention to carrying passengers.
Before attending the airfield please make sure you THOROUGHLY read and understand the information published HERE.
We are continually monitoring government guidance as this changes, with a view to gradually returning to normal operations.
Chairman, Real Aeroplane Club
Summer BBQ and Fly-in Cancelled
Regrettably this event has now been CANCELLED amid fears of an escalation of Covid-19 in some parts of the country. We trust that our friends and fellow club members will understand that his decision has not been made lightly and we thank you for your understanding. We look forward to the day when life can resume as normal but in the meantime, stay safe.
Some of the goings-on at Breighton during the weekend of August 1-2: Always a joy to announce a new resident aircraft at Breighton, even more so when it comes from such a superb pedigree. The Fokker S-11 Instructor (picture 1) was designed as a military trainer just after the Second World War serving, initially, with the Royal Netherlands Air Force and Navy. The Israeli, Italian and Brazilian Air Force also used the type although many of the Italian and Brazilian aircraft were built under licence by Aermacchi and Fokker Brazil. The Breighton based example was built in the Netherlands in 1950 and displays authentic Royal Netherlands Air Force markings. Picture 2 shows the Yorkshire Air Ambulance EC145 G-YOAA which called in for fuel. Picture 3 shows the latest Real Aeroplane Company acquisition, Piper J3 Cub basking in summer sunshine. All pictures by Andy Wood
More amazing pictures from Breighton during the first weekend of August - with thanks to Steve Blee and Jez Poller:
Subject to the usual caveats we plan to stage the following events. Please observe Government social distancing advice at all times:
August 22-23 - Wingwalking (organised by Wingwalk Displays)
August 29 (from 18.30) - Club Summer BBQ and Fly-in. Provisional date - details to be confirmed. Friends & visitors welcome.
September 12-13 - Wingwalking (organised by Wingwalk Displays)
November 8 - Remembrance Service - memorial service, flypast
December 5 - Christmas Party Once again at the York Marriot. Book your hotel room early this year!!!! – it will save you £lots.
Visiting aircraft are welcome to fly in 365 days a year.
REFRESHMENTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT THE AIRFIELD VIA A POP-UP OUTDOOR TAKEAWAY FACILITY
Royal British Legion Riders
Members of the Royal British Legion Riders paid a visit to Breighton on Sunday July 26. The branch raises awareness and promotes the work of the Royal British Legion, distributing badges and poppies in support of their tireless charity work, providing help and support to serving and ex-serving members of the British Armed Forces. With thanks to Andy Linfoot and Paul May.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Waivered AirspaceThe 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.