The Yorkshire Gliding Club

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The airfield and the White Horse of Kilburn
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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.


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

Aerotow prices reduced from 1st April 2014!

 

Junior Gliding at the YGC - half-price gliding!


YGC Supports Junior Gliding - Click here to find out more

Learn to fly for a fixed price


Learn to fly for a fixed price - only £418

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.


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.

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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.

 

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.


 

 

Why not buy a Trial Lesson 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.

 

Diary Dates

 

Bonfire night display 8th November. Tickets from office £12 including food at 6pm .

Wine tasting 15th November at 6pm. Tickets £17 from office for food & wine. Please book 10 days in advance.

Xmas Party, Saturday 13th December. Details from office.