Flying at Rufforth East

Rufforth East welcomes pilots of all disciplines of aviation.

Based 4 miles west of York City Centre with a hard runway orientated 23/05 and tarmac taxiways Rufforth is available all year round regardless of weather.

Our expansive apron provides extensive space for aircraft parking and we have options for tie downs on grass areas.

For more information about flying at Rufforth East please click here.

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Rufforth East hosts different opportunities to learn to fly from ab-initio training, regaining ratings or updating your flying skills.

With onsite instruction in Gyroplanes, Microlights and traditional Fixed Wing aircraft, you can train in your own aircraft or in modern school aircraft.

Located clear of controlled airspace, a short taxi time to the active runway, with relatively few aircraft movements per day and a short airfield circuit, you’ll get more flying in at Rufforth East per hour, helping accelerate your learning towards issue of your Private Pilots License or class/type rating.


Rufforth East houses onsite engineering services for Fixed-Wing LAA Aircraft, Fixed-Wing and Flex-Wing Microlights operating under the BMAA regime and all types of factory built Gyroplanes.

The engineers have vast experience and offer routine maintenance, servicing and annual permit inspections following LAA/BMAA approved and manufacturer maintenance programmes for individual aircraft types, including factory and home-built aircraft and Rotax engines.

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Rufforth East houses several hangars suitable for GA type aircraft, Microlights and Gyroplanes.

We offer long term hangarage for resident aircraft at competitive rates and can provide ad-hoc hangarage for overnight stays or while your aircraft is in for maintenance, please make an enquiry to the airfield owner via our Contact Us page.

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