The Yorkshire Gliding Club

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


The YGC has a state-of-the-art gliding simulator suite. It provides the opportunity for pupils, solo pilots and instructors to fly on days when we can't contemplate getting anything out of the hanger, usually due to the weather!

The sim is available for use by both club members and visitors - if you'd like to come and have a go in it, please ring the Office on 01845 597237 to book. We'll have a professional instructor on hand ready for you. The simulator is a very useful tool when it comes to some aspects of flight training such as aerotowing and launch failures. It can add greatly to training and at the same time reduce overall costs.

We have also set up two challenges for the solo pilots, out and return to CAR (Carlton Bank) and the SUT-POC-RUF-SUT (Sutton Bank - Pocklington - Rufforth - Sutton Bank 100Km) triangle. Thus far the best time to CAR and back is Andy Wright at 102.5kph. This is a really good task for a rainy afternoon as it only takes about 30 minutes, providing lots of scope for a small group to engage in some friendly competition. We have loaded all the flights into the computer, so they appear as other gliders in the sky with you. Keep a good lookout!


In flight
The finished item   One of our intrepid pilots flying on the ridge at Sutton Bank