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Have a first flight

Celebrating 90 years of British Gliding in March, for a limited time you can buy a first flight voucher for just £90 + P&P.

Only £90+ 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 £50+ 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
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


Tuesday 17th to Friday 20th March 2020.

Tuesday 17th.  A cloudy and mild day resulting from a  moderate WSW with a tendency to back into the S meant it was a winching day, with 13 off runway 24, although landings were on 20.  The southerly component of the wind  meant most soaring utilised the main bowl and the White Horse ridge, with […]

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Saturday 14th to Monday 16th March, 2020

Saturday 14th.  A moderate ESE’ly wind that slowly veered into the S brought in copious amounts of low cloud and a few showers, the latter being of nuisance value but the former preventing any flying. Sunday 15th.  A moderate to fresh SW’ly that slowly veered to become WSW’ly meant a winching  and soaring day at […]

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Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th March 2020

Tuesday 10th.  A fresh and gusty SW’ly blew all day, a little rain and general cloudiness clearing later in the day, but this didn’t improve the prospects for flying. Wednesday 11th.  The moderate to fresh SSW’ly wind soon increased to fresh, with gusts into the mid 40kts during the middle part of the day, this […]

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