First year introductory membership

First year introductory membership

A great introductory offer, providing you with one year of full-flying membership and 15 flights within the package price.

Only £520.00+ P&P

Have a first flight

A first flight experience is 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 £199.00+ P&P

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Contact us to find out more:

Phone: 01845 597237
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Take to the skies with us!


is an adventure sport for people from age 14 up into their 90's. It offers the purest flying experience, with pilots reading the weather and using up-drafts to soar the skies, often for hours at a time. It is also probably the most affordable way to learn to fly due to the fact that gliding clubs are mostly volunteer run organisations; which also makes soaring a very friendly and social sport. 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, climb two miles high or more, and perform stunning aerobatic displays.

The Yorkshire Gliding Club was founded in 1934, by a group of pioneering aviators seeking to understand the potential of powerless flight. Today, we are dedicated to providing high-quality training and facilities, affirming our position as the best soaring club in the North of England. Whether you're looking for your first glider flight experience, or you're all set and ready to learn to fly - we offer professional, friendly instruction guided by our national sporting body, the British Gliding Association.

To get a feel for our sport and our club, watch our videos, and explore our website to find out more about why we love what we do - and we think you will too.

You can also sign up to our mailing list to learn more about gliding, and stay up to date with the adventures of those who fly from Sutton Bank.

Latest from the blog


Sunday 19th to Tuesday 21st May 2019

Sunday 19th.  A light, mainly SW’ly wind blew with operations off runway 20 getting underway around 10:20 hrs and continuing until the last flight landed at 16:15 hrs, the day’s launches totalling 30.  The private owner launch total of 11 owed a lot to the visitors from the Stratford GC and they also contributed the […]

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Saturday 18th May 2019

Saturday 18th.  A flabby low was now controlling the UK’s weather, which at Sutton Bank meant a light N’ly flow and a continuous cover of cloud, the base of which was too low to permit flying.  That is with the exception of the simulator, where Tony Drury provided some flying and decision making  challenges to […]

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Thursday 16th to Friday 17th May 2019

Thursday 16th.   The anticyclone to the east of the UK had started to move away and be replaced by low pressure moving north from France, so a different air mass resulted, giving a reasonable soaring day, although the wind, again from the ESE, had increased to become moderate.  Operations off runway 20 comprised 26 launches […]

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