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Paul & I had a great flight today from Rufforth to Bedlands Gate, 30 mph headwind all the way so it was a 2 hour flight to get there, up at 5,000 feet to miss the turbulence & low cloud. Nice cuppa with the lovely couple at Bedlands, and a quick turnaround...read more
Our club new website is now live, rebuilt in new technology and with a new 24x7x365 hosting provider. The new site provides all of our visitors with: Weather information, including a local York webcam, XC Weather forecast and local area NOTAMS and TAFs Airfield...read more
Learn to fly at Rufforth and you’ll open up a fantastic chapter in your life – it doesn’t matter whether its a fixed wing, flex wing or gyrocopter, you’ll find a new thrill and sense of freedom shared by all of our York Flying Club members, but not experienced by most other people.
Learn to fly a fixed wing or flex wing microlight – affordable aviation that’s great fun! Airsports Training is a “Centre of Excellence” in microlight pilot and instructor training and has successfully trained hundreds of microlight pilots and scores of instructors in our 25 year history. Our highly professional but friendly and enthusiastic instructors are all approved by the Civil Aviation Authority and their goal is to equip you with the skills and knowledge to operate a microlight aircraft legally and safely.
The Gyrocopter Experience is a network of Gyro Flying Schools in the UK, with Rufforth East being the first and their head office. The team have an ambition to get as many people as possible to experience the thrill of flying in a Gyrocopter.
Rufforth Airfield East is 2 miles from York, on the B1224 road from York to Wetherby. The entrance to the airfield is off the B1224, just on the east edge of Rufforth vilage.