Have a First Flight

A First Flight Experience 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 offer provides all of the benefits of full membership but additionally includes 15 flights within the one-off price.


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 weather and using up-drafts it creates 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 is dedicated to make it as affordable and as easy as possible for those who want to take part in this, the purest form of flying there is.

The Yorkshire Gliding Club

was founded in 1934 on moorland above the White Horse at Sutton Bank. Its aim was then and is now, to enable men and women of all backgrounds to experience the joy of flight. More on the history of our Club

A not-for-profit organisation, the Club operates seven days a week, and is run by members for themselves and to encourage people into the sport. We have a comprehensive and modern fleet of aircraft.  See Our Fleet

Men and women from all walks of life take part in a sport where everyone is equal. Apart from Club flying, each year we give Air Experience flights to around 500 people of all ages including young people and Scouts.

Our Club is especially interested in involving young people with gliding. See Junior Gliding

Share our experience

Gliding is an exciting sport for all and the Club welcomes visitors. Facilities include a cafe, lounge and outside seating, all with superb views. So, why not come and see the action for yourself?

Consider taking a flight or trying your hand in our state-of-the-art simulator. For those wishing to take things further, we offer a comprehensive range of training option with qualified instructors. Which is for you?

Latest from the blog


Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Tuesday 23rd.  A high pressure system to the south of the UK meant it was a sunny day at Sutton with a moderate breeze, this starting off in the WNW and slowly backing to become WSW’ly by the end of the day.  Cumulus started to appear quite early but the cloud did not overdevelop and […]

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Saturday 20th to Monday 22nd May 2017

Saturday 20th.   The  forecast of a  cloudy, showery afternoon was borne out in reality, with flying coming to a halt just after 1400 hrs, but not before 17 ATs had been flown and some soaring done during the sunny morning.   The soaring was principally down to Martyn Johnson in his DG600, who rigging early, fitted in […]

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Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th May 2017

Wednesday 17th.  A cloudy, damp airstream covered the site for most of the day, the wind being light and variable but generally from between SE and SW.  The rain was patchy, amounting to 4.6 mm over the day, with some dry spells allowing the Falke to have 2 flights as cross country course attendees did […]

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