Coronavirus: Our facilities are currently closed. If you have a first flight voucher we look forward to taking bookings later in the year. Find out more here.

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 £99.50+ 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
How to find us
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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


Tuesday 29th December to Tuesday 5th January 2020

Tuesday 29th.    Forecast strong and gusty NWly winds plus a very wet airfield led to an decision to cancel flying for the day to save unwanted travelling.  However, in the event, the wind was moderate from the NNW while  a spell of overnight snow turned the field from green to white. Wednesday 30th. A […]

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Saturday 19th to Monday 28th December 2020

Saturday 19th.   A moderate to fresh and gusty S’ly was accompanied by showers to there was no flying. Sunday 20th.  A light to moderate SW’ly that slowly backed into the S saw operations off runway 20 and some hill soaring,   There was an one foray up the main ridge to Boltby by K21 KLW, with […]

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Friday 18th December 2020.

Friday 18th.  An approaching depression led to a day of low cloud and heavy rain so there was no flying.  To cheer everybody up, I have included below some photos provided by John Carter from his wave flight with Dave McKinney in the DG500 yesterday.            

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