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 £155.00+ P&P

Junior and cadet membership

We’re an official junior gliding centre, offering membership and training to young people at substantially reduced cost.

From £50.00+ P&P

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

Information for pilots

Contact us

Contact us to find out more:

Phone: 01845 597237
Email: enquiry@ygc.co.uk
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 the weather and using up-drafts 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 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. We also want to make it as affordable and easy as possible for those who want to take part in the purest form of flying there is!

Explore our website to find out more about what we have to offer!

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Monday 3rd to Friday 8th December 2017

Monday 3rd.  A light to moderate W’ly that slowly backed into the WSW, plus sunny skies, provided a pleasant flying day, with even some vestiges of weak wave lift to delay the inevitable.  6 of the 10 aerotows off runway 24 generated flights of 30 minutes or more but nobody managed an hour, with Tony Drury, […]

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Thursday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December

Thursday 30th November.  A moderate to fresh NNW’ly, with gusts in excess of 30 kts, was accompanied by frequent and at times heavy snow showers, confining the gliders and tugs to the hangars and those members who braved the weather to the club house.  Thursday also turned out to be the first ice day of […]

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Saturday 25th to Wednesday 29th November 2017

Saturday 25th.  The day dawned sunny and cold, the cold resulting in iced wings on the gliders that delayed the start of flying until just before midday, AT operations being off runway 24 as a light W’ly blew.  18 ATs resulted until misting canopies led to the last AT being aborted on the ground run before […]

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