Elvington Airfield Photos
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From Stephen Nuttall
23 Oct 17
Flew into Elvington on Monday 9 October to visit the excellent Yorkshire Air Museum (YAM). PPR was easy: a quick call to the mobile number in the AFE guide and advice that there would be no-one at the airfield and that YAM would collect the landing fee. From Blackpool I asked for and got a VFR transit across Leeds zone which gave a great view of the city.
The runway is over 3,000 metres long, (and harder to spot than you would expect – or maybe that’s just me!), although there is a shorter section ‘marked’ roughly in the middle. I just landed nearest to the museum after making blind calls to the A/G and saved a few minutes taxiing time. (No one else there when I arrived anyway). Parking was as directed in my PPR call next to the Buccaneer. Now that the 49 acre parking area is fenced off for non-aviation use, there is actually only a relatively small amount of parking, but it was plenty enough and only a two minute walk to the museum. The YAM itself is outstanding and in four hours I still didn’t have enough time to take in all the exhibits. The NAAFI at the museum was excellent and did a great selection of good food. All in all, the visit was a great one and I cannot recommend it highly enough. (NB – comments and scores for this airfield include the facilities and café at YAM – there really is nothing other than the runway at the airfield itself).
From Liam Sandie
19 Aug 15
Visited Elvington from Netherthorpe (EGNF) on 19/08/2015. A short flight via the Sherburn overhead. This was in G-ROLY a C172 based at Netherthorpe. We had been trying to visit here for some time, but the airfield does not always accept visitors due to the runway being used for high speed car runs and various other things, so always worth calling to check before leaving.
It has a huge runway but only part of it is now used for GA landing, it is still however easy to spot from the air. We were met by a friendly chap who gave us two free entry tickets into the grounds and museum on return for the £20 landing fee. Fuel is available and there is a cafe on site too.
A really worthwhile day out and the airfield offers something over and above most others much like Duxford does.
We will be returning as we did not get chance to visit the whole museum.
Hawker Hunter G-PSST
From Phil Catleugh
16 Nov 07
Taken at The Yorkshire Airshow 2007
A line up of GA Aircraft...etc
From James Duczak
4 May 07
From James Duczak
3 May 07
full thrust on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >>>rotate<<< you can always feel your stomach move when this take off...great display.....many thanks to the RAF Elvington Airshow 2005
From Paul Sengupta
11 Dec 05
Richard Maxted. I think he was trying to be a windsock.
19 Nov 05
From Steve Ball
11 Jun 05
Juliet Foxtrot Elvington
From Stephen Nuttall
10 Mar 04
Elvington - home of the Yorkshire Air Museum. What better way to travel than by aeroplane to one of Britains top museums?
PPR is required as airfield not always open, but fuel available by bowser if notice given. With around 3,000 meters of runway available, we just managed to squeeze the C172 in by landing on the numbers. As there were no other visitors that day, we managed to find a small space on the 47 acre ramp(!)
Yorkshire Air museum a delight and the NAAFI great in an old fashioned sort of way (in fact just the way I like them!)
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