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 £89.50+ 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?

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Wednesday 22nd to Thursday 23rd June

Wednesday 22nd.    Wednesday turned out to be a mainly cloudy day, but with occasional sunny intervals, the conditions making for a flying day but not particularly a soaring one, the wind being a light to moderate S’ly.  29 ATs were flown off runway 20, with the holiday course members  continuing to add to their […]

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Saturday 18th to Tuesday 21st June

Addendum to previous Blog.  For those of you with an engineering bent, Ken Arkley has provided a photo of the gear train in a Bristol Hercules engine of the type  that was demonstrated to the Northern’s competitors last week by owner Patrick Smart whose father flew Bristol Hercules engined Halifax bombers in WW2.  Get your […]

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Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th June

Tuesday 14th.  Initially,  a light N’ly with a medium level overcast meant that flying could commence around 1100 hrs from runway 02, although the prospect of limited lift, except to the NW meant that there was no scoring task for the Northern’s competitors although a free distance task was open to them.  In the event, a […]

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