Weather to Fly?

Take a look at our weather information on and around the airfield before you fly.

Flying In?

Check out our airfield arrival procedures before you fly in to us.

Take a look at a selection of our club news articles – click any to read them, or select the News menu item above.

Fly-UK 2018 Mike Avison’s take

This is the third time I've been on Fly-UK and each time has been quite different, due to the weather and the people I travelled with. The first time JB and I shared the narrow Savannah cockpit, the second time I went solo and the this time I shared with Darren...

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Ruffians do Fly UK 2018

This is the travelogue of one of our members, Iain, of his part in the 2018 Fly UK tour.  Iain flew most of the tour with other YFC members Ian, Paul, Stuart along with Mike & Darren.

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Down to the Humber Bridge and Back above the Clouds!

Lovely flight this morning down the Ouse to the Humber, quite bumpy, very cold, and with a 20mph head wind heading east.  After passing the Humber Bridge, Paul & I climbed to 6700 feet where the wind reversed to a 15mph tailwind!  Funny how that works?!

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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.

Microlight Training

We don’t currently have permanent microlight training at Rufforth, so if you’re a qualified flying instructor looking for a new home, why not get in contact with Steven Becket, the airfield operator, to discuss the opportunity? Call 07802 435158 to discuss.

The Gyrocopter Experience

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.

From the York ring road, take the B1224 signposted Rufforth/Wetherby and look for the large green building on the left (K&J Logistics) and it is then the 2nd turning on your left (just beyond the entrance to Harewood Whin)
Approaching from Wetherby on the B1224 go through Rufforth village and look for the second entrance on your right. The entrance is shared with the Rufforth Playing Fields Association – pass the tennis courts and you will see the sign and buildings ahead of you.
Please don’t confuse us with the Ouse Gliding Club, which is on Rufforth Airfield WEST, and is accessed from the Rufforth – Askham Richard Road.

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