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

First year introductory membership

First year introductory membership

This great introductory offer provides you with one year of full-flying membership and additionally includes 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!

Latest from the blog


Wednesday July 19th – Friday July 21st 2017

Wednesday: Low cloud and intermittant rain meant this was a day for TLC on the club’s assets and for catching up with admin. Thursday: More rain and low overcast kept the gliders on the ground until about 3pm. The hardy souls that had hung around for the clearance were rewarded with hill and thermal conditions […]

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Addendum to Tuesday’s Entry

A fleet of over 30 vintage and classic cars from a bygone era dropped in at the club to admire the view, watch the gliding and sample Liz’s famous lunchtime fare. See pic below. Not surprisingly the car owners had a lot in common with most YGC members present being of the same vintage themselves. […]

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Tuesday July 18th 2017

An anticyclonic day with a light southeasterly backing to become a lively easterly. Another day to slap on the sun block! The early low stratus had burnt off by 10-30 when operations got under way on r/w 20. Training and air experience flights predominated throughout the day as x/c opportunities appeared limited given the conditions. […]

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