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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Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October 2017

Friday 13th.   An extensive  cloud sheet persisted in the moderate to fresh S’ly flow, the latter slowly veering into the SW by the end of the flying day.  The base of the cloud did, however, allow flying to take place, the ridge between Gormire and the A17o ascent of the escarpment providing lift and  […]

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Wednesday 11th to Thursday 12th October 2017

Wednesday 11th.  A cloudy and damp, moderate and predominately SSW airstream, gusting into the mid to high 20’s, led to a day of low cloud and bits and pieces of rain that precluded any flying.  This is the sort of day to retire to the simulator and take part in the winter competition to post […]

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Friday 6th to Tuesday 10th October 2017

Friday 6th.  A light to moderate NW’ly slowly backed into the WSW over the course of the day, the initially sunny skies being dotted with Cumulus by late morning, the thermic conditions persuading 5 private owner to  launch and allowing 11 of the day’s 28 ATs to yield flights of over 30  minutes.  The most […]

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