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

Junior and cadet membership

We’re an official junior gliding centre, offering membership and training to young people at substantially reduced cost.

From £50.00+ P&P

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

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 the weather and using up-drafts 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 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 also want to make it as affordable and easy as possible for those who want to take part in the purest form of flying there is!

Explore our website to find out more about what we have to offer!

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Sunday 16th to Monday 17th September 2018

Sunday 16th.  The passage of a weak cold front delayed the start of flying until midday, the light to moderate SSE’ly becoming a moderate, and initially, a moderate to fresh WSW’ly.  Winching was the preferred launch method at first and 6 launches resulted, but only 2 of these led to flight times of over 30 minutes as […]

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Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th September 2018

Wednesday 12th.  A light to moderate WSW’ly blew all day as the cloudy trailing edge of a weak cold front cleared the site to the SE mid morning, the trailer park becoming busy as a number of private owners rigged in expectation of a thermal based cross country day.  However, of the 14 private owners  launches,  […]

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Friday 7th to Tuesday 11th September 2018

Friday 7th.  A light to moderate WSW’ly that veered into the NW brought frequent showers, these limiting flying to  3 ATs, all in K21 KLW and with Stan as P1.  These included one First Flight pupil and 2 club members, Stan and Sean Kelly posting the longest flight of the day, 30 minutes. Saturday 8th.   A thoroughly […]

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