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

Half Day Experience

Being a member of a gliding club is about so much more than flying; our half-day experience will provide an insight into what club life is like.

Only £99.50+ 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 6th to Wednesday 9th October 2019

Sunday 6th.   A day of low cloud and rain, 30 mm of the latter, meant it was a non-flying day. Monday 7th.  The low cloud persisted and  althouth the rain  had become light and patchy,  it was another non-flying day.  Tuesday 8th. A moderate to fresh SW’ly provided of day of hill, thermal and for […]

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Sunday 29th September to Saturday 5th October 2019

Sunday 29th.   An Atlantic depression and its accompanying fronts meant it was a dull and wet day at Sutton, with 23.4 mm of rain recorded and not surprisingly, no flights. Monday 30th.   Sunday’s depression had moved off to the east leaving the site in an unstable, light to moderate WNW’ly flow that provided some limited […]

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Saturday 28th September 2019

Saturday 28th.  Overnight rain was followed by a transient ridge of  high pressure that was the basis for a good soaring day, the moderate W’ly wind providing hill, thermal and for some, wave lift.  The soaring potential of the day can be judged by the fact that only 2 of the day’s 26 winch launches […]

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