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23 Oct 17 - Stephen Nuttall - 0.5 NM North of HMS Nightjar

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).

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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19 Aug 15 - Liam Sandie - Barnsley

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.

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 3
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6 Apr 15 - John Cherry - newcastle upon tyne

Flew into Elvington today and visited the air museum, brilliant day. Any pilots wanting a good day out must put this on their to-do list.

The airfield is seperate to the museum, however the landing fee (£20) included two tickets into the museum (worth £16.00) and secure aircraft parking is only a 2 minute walk away.

Easy to see the 3000m tarmac runway however PPR is always required as the airfield is used for various motor and air events. The museum has excellent facilities and plenty to see.

We have scored the facilities based on the airfield and museum as one.

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 4
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21 Apr 14 - F Lee - Durham Tees Valley

Visited Elvington 19th April during the Easter weekend. Gaining PPR was essentially a quick phone call to check that no other events were scheduled on the runway, and giving them a call on the radio when 10 minutes out.

Airfield is very easy to identify on the outskirts of York. Ample landing distance. Must remember to land long next time. That must have been my longest taxi back!

Landing fee also included entry into the Museum on site though we didn't have time to stay long.

  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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16 Sep 11 - Ian Newman - Cleethorpes

Elvington. flew in thursday 15/9/11 massive runway great welcome from steve. museum well worth a visit food in cafe is very good.great place to spend an afternoon.well worth a visit. 5 star G-IANN

  • Quality and value of food / drink: 5
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 5
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16 May 11 - David Russell - EGSF
We had a club flyout to Elvington last week from Conington. PPR was arranged (this is a must as the runway is used for non aviation events.) As it says in the information give Church Fenton a call, although on our visit it was closed! As you approach the runway you will see that part of it is tarmac with conventional runway markings. You can actually use all of the runway with no need to fly down the concrete portion to reach this part of the runway. Better to land before it. back track and park beside the runway in the small parking area, note that the large dispersal is not the parking place. Staff very helpful and your landing fee includes entrance for one to the great museum. If your part of a fly-in group the passengers will get a discount too.Fuel is also available. Toilets and refreshments are available in the museum. This is an ideal location to visit.
  • Standard of runway: 4
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 4
  • Friendliness of welcome: 4
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21 Aug 07 - Claire Gibson
We had a very disappointing day out at the Elvington Air Show on Sunday 19th August 2007. We all felt there was very little to see regarding air craft. Loads of stands selling anything from Villas in Italy to kids windmills and cheap toys etc. the sort of stands you can see at any free fair. The admission fee was very high and did not give value for money. We were not the only people there who were disappointed. Didn't see the Swordfish, Seahawk, Dakota or Red Arrows flying (we may have missed them). Most interesting things were Huey Helicopter and Rolls Royce Spitfire engine. These were accompanied by very knowledgable people who were more than willing to spend time answering questions on their wonderful displays. Thanks to them the day was not a total flop.
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1 Jun 07 - Richard Maxted - Sherburn
Like Duxford I am going to include the meseum in the review as the landing fee ( although steep given the facilities) does include the meseum entry. Runways and taxiways need care. Tarmac and concrete is beginning to wear and the parking spots do have quite a lot of chips etc. A/G is doesn't generally exist and PPR can be a pain sometimes. the fee is good if you intend to visit the museum which is well worth it. Food in the cafe is OK for lunches and snacks but fairly standard fare and can be patchy on quiet days as to quality. Staff at the meseum are friendly but don't expect them to necessarily be able to provide pilot related information.
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 3
  • Standard of runway: 3
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 4
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 1
  • Friendliness of welcome: 3
  • GA pilot briefing facilities: 1
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1 Jun 07 - Sam Capie - Brampton
Went on a group flyout down here, saw the infamous Richard Hammond skid marks off the runway then pottered around their museum which was very impressive (set out like an old WW2 base) with a huge collection of aircraft, we were the only aircraft there but plenty of bikes and fast cars about for the racing. Great value for money
  • Quality and value of food / drink: 4
  • Standard of runway: 5
  • Landing fee / handling charges: 5
  • ATC / AFIS / A/G service: 5
  • Friendliness of welcome: 5
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20 Apr 07 - Mark Furman - London
Well worth a visit – but you must phone them first because of the other activities that take place on the field. Also check their website (http://www.elvingtonairfield.co.uk), including the "Pilots Briefing" that is posted there. When we flew in they were doing car and bike races (or maybe time trials). A guy drove out in a jeep (with the handheld radio) and escorted us to the parking place, and later escorted us to the marked section of the runway when we left. We didn't see any other air movements. The museum is very good.

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24 Jun 05 - Alan Murray - Shotley bridge
Little to add to the other reviews! It IS easy to spot with that massive runway and equally impressive apron.

There is evidence of car / bike racing on the field but this seems mainly to be a weekend passtime.

If you like aircraft you must visit.

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Went to Elvington today 29th May. 3000 mtr runway in excellent condition. PPr is essential.

Met by a nice and very helpful guy called Steve who runs the place.

Landing fee £12.00 which is waived if you have fuel. Also given free admission voucher for the Yorkshire Air Museum, entrance cost is normally £5.00.

Fuel is sold in Kgs and works out at about £1.06 per litre.

Museum is 2 mins walk and is well worth a visit with lots of aircraft and airfield and Squadron history.

Altogether an excellent day out and will definitely go again

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10 Mar 04 - Stephen Nuttall - 0.5 NM North of HMS Nightjar
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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