First year introductory membership

First year introductory membership

A great introductory offer, providing you with one year of full-flying membership and 15 flights within the package price.

Only £520.00+ P&P

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 £199.00+ P&P

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Contact us to find out more:

Phone: 01845 597237
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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


Thursday 18th to Friday 19th April 2019

Thursday 18th. Subtle changes in the position of the anticyclone over Scandinavia brought changes to the Sutton weather, Thursday bringing an initially light N’ly, this becoming ENE’ly and strengthening to moderate later. Blue conditions were the order of the day, but thermals were hard to find in spite of a maximum temperature of 16.4C. Visitor […]

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Tuesday 16th to Wednesday 17th April 2019

Tuesday 16th. A forecast warming trend was not particularly evident as the light to moderate flow from the ENE continued, the wind speed and gustiness being the reason for no flying for the majority of the day. However, an exploratory flight by Steve Thompson and Peter Robinson in the DG500 at 1620 hrs led the […]

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Saturday 13th to Monday 15th April 2019

Saturday 13th. A moderate and cold ESE’ly then E’ly blew with 25 kt gusts around the middle of the day, the maximum temperature not getting above 7C, all due to the anticylone over Scandinavia. The first of the 30 flights of the day was off runway 20 with Andy Parish and Kelly Teagle doing a […]

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