The Yorkshire Gliding Club

DG1000 DS2
DG1000 DS2
The airfield and the White Horse of Kilburn
Wave clouds
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The Yorkshire Gliding Club

Gliding in Yorkshire is something special. Whether you're a trainee pilot, a gliding pundit, or a member of the public wanting to try something new, the YGC is a great place to be. We're open 364 days a year, offer full-time professional instruction and maintain a fleet of modern gliders.

Learn to fly

If you're new to gliding, why not buy a Gliding Flight Experience voucher? This gets you a flight in a two-seat glider with an instructor, and will give you a taste of the sport. Gliding Flight Experience vouchers make ideal Christmas or birthday gifts.

Why not buy a Gliding Flight Experience voucher online? We use PayPal, but you don't have to have an account with them to buy online. You can choose to use your credit/debit card if you wish.


Junior Gliding at the YGC - half-price gliding!

YGC Supports Junior Gliding - Click here to find out more

Most people are surprised at how little it costs to learn to glide, when compared to power-flying. Take a look at our Fees page for more information.

Our facilities are also second-to-none - our comfortable Clubhouse has a bar, restaurant and self-catering facilities. There are also bedrooms, toilets and showers for those wanting to stay with us.

Corporate events

Are you looking for something completely different and uniquely special for those exceptional customers, suppliers or employees? Ever thought about a gliding experience?


We also offer gliding Courses, lasting one day or up to a week. These are designed to offer maximum training opportunities for those interested in learning to glide.

Glider pilots from other clubs are very welcome to visit us and sample our brilliant site, fleet and facilities. You're welcome to fly your own glider or ours.

IMPORTANT! In the interests of safety visiting pilots will be asked for logbooks and medical certificates before flying and to have a check flight if the CFI feels it is necessary. Please make sure you bring these if you wish to fly. See here for Notes for Visiting Pilots.


As an example of our motto "pride in our past - committed to our future" we also regularly host vintage gliding events, for example the June 2012 Vintage Glider Club rally and the annual Slingsby week.

The Yorkshire Gliding Club is situated approximately 6 miles from Thirsk just off the A170, and is signposted from the main road. Click Getting Here for a map of how to find us.



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Diary Dates


Members Forum - Sat 13th Feb 18:00.

Winching at Pocklington - 19-20th February.

Talk on using XCSoar - Steve Wilson - 27th Feb 18:00 briefing room.

Instructors Meeting - 12th March 18:00.

Winching at Pocklington - 18-19th March.

Flight Safety evening - 26th March 18:00.

Parachute repacking at YGC - 5-7th April.

Dinner Dance - 23rd April - details to follow.

AGM - 30th April - details to follow.

BGA Aim Higher course at YGC - 9-13th May.

Ladies Day - 14th May.

Northern Regionals: 12th -18th June 2016
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Task Week - 7-13th August.