Have a first flight

A first flight over North Yorkshire is the perfect experience to try gliding. Take the controls or enjoy the view!

Only £120+ P&P

Gliding courses

Discover the delights and challenges of gliding on our courses! Alternatively, if time is at a premium, try our one-day course.

From £60+ P&P

Become a member

Your first year of full-flying membership of the Yorkshire Gliding Club, with full access to our facilities and free instruction.

From £330+ 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
Tweet us: @GlideYorkshire
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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 23rd to Monday 24th January 2022

Sunday 23rd.  In spite of overcast skies 17 ATs were flown off runways 24 with 6 of the subsequent landings on runway 20.  The light to moderate SSW’ly wind provided some lift in the main bowl and 7 of the day’s flights exeeded 30 minutes, with Dave Thompson having ust over an hour in the […]

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Saturday 22nd January 2022

Saturday 22nd.  A mainly light but occasionally moderate WNW’ly blew all day, accompanied by increasing amounts of cloud that indicated there was wave about, but this proved difficult to contact.  Operations were off runway 24, with  the majority of the day’s 25 launches landing back there, the  3 exceptions being on runway 20.  YGC’s K21 […]

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Friday 21st January 2022

Friday 21st.  Another blue, sunny day at Sutton with a light to moderate WNW’ly wind.  Initial operations were off runway 24 with the option to move to runway 02 if long ground runs behind the turbo Eurofox resulted, but the Eurofox coped with the heavier 2 seaters and runway 24 was the take off runway […]

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