Have a first flight

A first flight over North Yorkshire is the perfect introduction to gliding. Take the controls or enjoy the view!

Only £130+ P&P

Become a member

We are the premier gliding club in the North of England. Why not join us?

From £340+ P&P

Our simulator

Our gliding simulator suite provides the opportunity for our pilots to fly on days when we can’t, usually due to the weather!

Only £0.00+ 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
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, using up-drafts to soar the skies, often for hours at a time. It is also one of 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.

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. 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. 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.

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Friday 1st to Monday 4th December 2023

Friday 1st.  Fog and low cloud briefly cleared around midday before returning as the light NNW’ly continued to blow on another cold day. Saturday 2nd.  The wind speed had dropped to become very light from the SE and while the Vale of York remained foggy after a very cold night,  there was sufficient clear air […]

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Wednesday 29th to Thursday 30th November 2023

Wednesday 29th.  The light to moderate, cold flow from the NNW/WNW continued, with generally sunny skies and patchy cloud.  Operations, amounting to 8 ATs off runway 24 with landings on 02 or 06, didn’t commence until around 1230 hrs when the 1st of the day’s 3 First Flight pupils had 20 minutes with Bruce Grain […]

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Sunday 26th to Tuesday 28th November 2023.

Sunday 26th.  Thickening high cover and a light to moderate SE’ly flow meant a quiet day’s gliding, with 14 ATs off runway 20, including 4 for First Flight pupils and 2 in the Astir.  In the absence of any lift, flight times were generally in the 15-20 minute band, while a number of pilots took […]

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