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Elvington Airfield

Elvington Airfield, a former RAF base, is located near the historic cathedral city of York, and as well as boasting a race circuit at one time, is also one of our prime locations up in this corner of North Yorkshire for Flying Experiences. Get the opportunity to see "God's own country" as you never have before from many thousands of feet up in the air on Helicopter Flights, Microlighting and much more besides - all available to book today with FlyDays.
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Please note that some or all of the flying experiences at Elvington Airfield may be run by an independent operator and the flight dates will be subject to availability.

Elvington Airfield
Elvington
York
YO41 4XS

Elvington Airfield is situated South East of York in North Yorkshire, within good proximity to both the A1 or M62 Motorways. There is also a Bus Stop within 5 minutes walk of the airfield. The nearest train station is York, and a taxi from the station to the airfield takes approximately 20 minutes.

Runway
08/26
Dimensions(m)
30x60
Surface
Asphalt / Concrete
TORA(m)
Unlicensed
LDA(m)
Unlicensed
AMSL
47ft
Restaurant Restaurant
LandingFee Landing Fee
Runway True Runways
Fuel Fuel
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Flying Experiences at Elvington Airfield

UK City Helicopter Tour for Two Experience from flydays.co.uk
UK City Helicopter Tour for Two
Take a thrilling helicopter tour of the most picturesque cities in the UK and experience the breathtaking view of the world from above. The choppers ...
£225.00
UK City Helicopter Tour for One Experience from flydays.co.uk
UK City Helicopter Tour for One
Experience the breathtaking view of the world from above by taking a thrilling helicopter tour of the most picturesque cities in the UK. The helicopt ...
£125.00
Helicopter Flight with Bubbly and Chocolates for Two Experience from flydays.co.uk
Helicopter Flight with Bubbly and Chocolates for Two
Take to the skies with a Helicopter Flight with Bubbly and Chocolate for two. Pick a venue near you for your helicopter experience. During your fligh ...
£79.00
Helicopter Flight with Bubbly and Chocolates for One Experience from flydays.co.uk
Helicopter Flight with Bubbly and Chocolates for One
Take to the skies with a Helicopter Flight with Bubbly and Chocolate for one. Pick a venue near you for your helicopter experience. During your fligh ...
£49.00
30 Minute Sightseeing Tour for Two Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Sightseeing Tour for Two
Take to the skies with a 30 minute Sightseeing Tour for Two. Pick a venue near you for your helicopter experience. During your flight you will see th ...
£299.00
30 Minute Sightseeing Tour for One Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Sightseeing Tour for One
Take to the skies with a 30 minute Sightseeing Tour for One. Pick a venue near you for your helicopter experience. During your flight you will see th ...
£175.00
30 Minute York Tour Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute York Tour
This is one helicopter sightseeing tour to which you’ll be saying “Eee by gum!” as you take off and up into the sky over God’s own country - North Yo ...
£175.00
15 Minute North Yorkshire Helicopter Flight Experience from flydays.co.uk
15 Minute North Yorkshire Helicopter Flight
Want to experience seeing “God’s own country” from many thousands of feet up in the air? Then this helicopter flight will give you a taste of North Y ...
£125.00

Flying Experiences in Yorkshire and the Humber

30 Minute Flying Lesson - Nationwide Venues Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Flying Lesson - Nationwide Venues
Choose a location from one of the available Nationwide flying clubs to have a 30 minute Flying Lesson. There is no better way to take the first steps ...
£99.00
30 Minute Helicopter Lesson - Nationwide Venues Experience from flydays.co.uk
30 Minute Helicopter Lesson - Nationwide Venues
Available nationwide, these 30-minute helicopter flying lessons are available at a whole host of locations and are completely flexible, meaning it is ...
£259.00
Helicopter Triple for Three Experience from flydays.co.uk
Helicopter Triple for Three
If you and your mates or siblings fancy seeing who'd make the best helicopter pilot, this fully comprehensive tactical helicopter flying lesson will ...
£369.00
Helicopter Triple for Two Experience from flydays.co.uk
Helicopter Triple for Two
You and your family member, friend or loved one will have the opportunity to have the most comprehensive helicopter flying lesson there is, covering ...
£249.00
Helicopter Triple for One Experience from flydays.co.uk
Helicopter Triple for One
Treat you and two friends or loved ones to this Helicopter Triple: Tactical Lesson! This helicopter challenge is offered at a number of locations aro ...
£129.00
UK City Helicopter Tour for Two Experience from flydays.co.uk
UK City Helicopter Tour for Two
Take a thrilling helicopter tour of the most picturesque cities in the UK and experience the breathtaking view of the world from above. The choppers ...
£225.00
UK City Helicopter Tour for One Experience from flydays.co.uk
UK City Helicopter Tour for One
Experience the breathtaking view of the world from above by taking a thrilling helicopter tour of the most picturesque cities in the UK. The helicopt ...
£125.00
Helicopter Flight with Bubbly and Chocolates for Two Experience from flydays.co.uk
Helicopter Flight with Bubbly and Chocolates for Two
Take to the skies with a Helicopter Flight with Bubbly and Chocolate for two. Pick a venue near you for your helicopter experience. During your fligh ...
£79.00

Information About Elvington Airfield

This historic airfield is a small air field located near the historic cathedral city of York. Dating back to the beginning of the Second World War, the airport was used as a Royal Air Force station and is now the location of the Yorkshire Air Museum. The airfield was also used as a race track for three enthusiastic motorists who co-host a show called Top Gear.

To begin with, the airfield was entirely grass within the No. 4 Group RAF- A Royal Airforce group originally formed in the First World War and reformed at the beginning of the Second World War. In 1945, RAF Elvington was a station to the following aircraft: The Handley Page Halifax- A British RAF four-engined heavy bomber.

In 1952, a new 1.92-mile runway was built to make room for the United States Air Force, making the airfield the largest in North England. The airfield was planned as a base for B36 bombers to deliver nuclear deterrents. However, with the development and introduction of Polaris - an operational system of four resolution-class ballistic missile submarines, the airfield was never operationalised and abandoned by the USAF in 1958.

In 1970, the Auto 66 Club held the first of many motorsports events, including the Yorkshire Speed Hill Climb & Sprint Championships for both cars and bikes, which ran over 11 rounds. The championship catered for all classes of 2, 3 and 4-wheeled vehicles.

Get a bird's eye view of the Yorkshire countryside as you have never seen it before from many thousands of feet up in the air on Helicopter Flights, Microlighting and much more - all available to book today with FlyDays.

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