Trial lesson

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
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


Sunday 19th to Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Sunday 19th.  A moderate SW’ly soon veered into the WSW and increased to moderate to fresh, with gusts reaching 40 kts before the wind moderated slightly.  An early weather recce flight by John Carter and David Watson via the winch in K21 JVZ, determined that the conditions, including a low overcast with showers, were not […]

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PPS to Wednesday 15th March and Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th March 2017

PPS to Wednesday 15th March.  The report of Steve Thompson/Chris Stothard’s wave flight down to RAF Linton on  Ouse motivated Mike Wood to find and send me some photos of RAF Linton on Ouse taken during a wave flight in the 1970’s (with an Instamatic camera) the photos being included below. Thursday 16th.  A fresh […]

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Post Scrip to Wednesday 15th March

PS Wednesday 15th.   Steve Thompson supplied the following photo from the rear seat of K21 JVZ as he and Chris Stothard flew from overhead the Tontine to overhead RAF Linton on Ouse with the instruments  demonstrating the strength of the wave, ie 1kt climb at 95 kts at 7,800′ QFE.

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