Breighton Aerodrome is a private aerodrome primarily used for General Aviation flying located on the former Royal Air Force Breighton or more simply RAF Breighton is a former Royal Air Force station located near to the village of Breighton, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.
Breighton Airfield and Aeroplane Museum
|Owner||Air Ministry 1940-1964|
Private 1964 – present
|Operator||Royal Air Force 1940-1964|
Private 1964 – present
|Location||Breighton, East Riding of Yorkshire|
|Elevation AMSL||20 ft / 6 m|
|No. 78 Squadron RAF||Handley Page Halifax II/III/VI
|16 June 1943||20 September 1945||RAF Almaza|||
|No. 112 Squadron RAF||Bristol Bloodhound I||7 November 1960||31 March 1964||Disbanded|||
|No. 240 Squadron RAF||PGM-17 Thor||1 August 1959||8 January 1963||Disbanded|||
|No. 460 Squadron RAAF||Vickers Wellington IV
Handley Page Halifax II
Avro Lancaster I/III
|4 January 1942||14 May 1943||RAF Binbrook|||
- No. 20 Blind Approach Training Flight RAF
- No. 35 Maintenance Unit RAF
- No. 103 Flying Refresher School RAF
- No. 207 Advanced Flying School RAF
- No. 460 Conversion Flight RAF
- No. 1520 (Beam Approach Training) Flight RAF
- No. 1656 Heavy Conversion Unit RAF
- No. 2716 Squadron RAF Regiment
- No. 2797 Squadron RAF Regiment
The original runways are covered in buildings but the outline of the runways, taxiways and dispersal stands are clearly visible using satellite imagery.
A part of the airfield is currently used by the Real Aeroplane Company to house and maintain private and historic aircraft and a home for the Breighton Flying Club which uses a separate grass runway located within the original airfield grounds.
Five people were injured in a helicopter crash at the airfield on 17 July 2016.
- "Airfield history". The Real Aeroplane Company. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
- Jefford 1988, p. 93.
- Jefford 1988, p. 76
- Delve 2006, p. 50.
- Jefford 1988, p. 48.
- Jefford 1988, p. 56.
- "Breighton - Units". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
- "Five casualties after helicopter crash". BBC News. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
- Delve, Ken. The Military Airfields of Britain; Northern England. Marlborough, Wiltshire, UK: Crowood Press, 1988. ISBN 1-86126-809-2.
- Jefford, C.G. RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 1988. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.
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