Trial lesson

Have a First Flight

A First Flight Experience a great way to try something new and experience the delights of soaring flight, or maybe you’d just like to take in the view!

Only £99.50+ P&P


Join the ‘mile high’ club

Fly one mile high with us!
One mile high is 5,280ft (1,609m) above sea level. You can view the beautiful Vale of York from high above!

Only £155.00+ P&P

First year introductory membership

First Year Introductory Membership

This offer provides all of the benefits of full membership but additionally includes 15 flights within the one-off price.


Information for pilots

Contact us

Contact us to find out more:

Phone: 01845 597237
How to find us


Take to the skies with us!


is often seen as a graceful descent to earth, but it's actually much more than that. It's about understanding weather and using up-drafts it creates to soar the skies, often for hours at a time.

Modern gliders are sleek, hi-tech and fast machines built from state-of-the-art materials. Unaided, they can be flown for hundreds of miles and can climb two miles high or more.

Our Club is dedicated to make it as affordable and as easy as possible for those who want to take part in this, the purest form of flying there is.

The Yorkshire Gliding Club

was founded in 1934 on moorland above the White Horse at Sutton Bank. Its aim was then and is now, to enable men and women of all backgrounds to experience the joy of flight. More on the history of our Club

A not-for-profit organisation, the Club operates seven days a week, and is run by members for themselves and to encourage people into the sport. We have a comprehensive and modern fleet of aircraft.  See Our Fleet

Men and women from all walks of life take part in a sport where everyone is equal. Apart from Club flying, each year we give Air Experience flights to around 500 people of all ages including young people and Scouts.

Our Club is especially interested in involving young people with gliding. See Junior Gliding

Share our experience

Gliding is an exciting sport for all and the Club welcomes visitors. Facilities include a cafe, lounge and outside seating, all with superb views. So, why not come and see the action for yourself?

Consider taking a flight or trying your hand in our state-of-the-art simulator. For those wishing to take things further, we offer a comprehensive range of training option with qualified instructors. Which is for you?

Latest from the blog


Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st October

Tuesday 18th.  A light to moderate S’ly soon became a W’ly as a cold front disappeared to the east after having crossed the site at 0530 hrs.  The wind speed did not encourage the use of the winch but instead 15 ATs were flown off runway 24 until the wrap around occluded front from the […]

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Thursday 13th to Monday 17th October

Thursday 13th.  A light to moderate E’ly blew all day, with the low cloud and rain in the morning, some 8 mm of it, resulting in the only flying being on the simulator where  Amelia Bell did some  flying under the instructional gaze of Albert Newbery.  The rain stopped around lunch time, but the low cloud […]

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Sunday 9th to Wednesday 12th October

Sunday 9th.  A light to moderate NE’ly flow brought in a generally cloudy day, the few sunny intervals being accompanied by isolated showers.  19 ATs were flown off runway 02, with 3 private owners providing the only solo launches,  the remaining flights all being in the club 2 seaters, including 4 for First Flight pupils. […]

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