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 £155.00+ 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 12th to Wednesday 15th November 2017

Sunday 12th.  A moderate to fresh NW’ly wind gusting into the mid thirty kts meant it was a  non-flying day in the real world, although in the virtual world a number of members made use of the simulator. Monday 13th.  A light to moderate WNW’ly that slowly backed into the SSW provided a quiet day’s […]

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Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th November 2017

Thursday 9th.  A bright and  sunny start to the day did not presage an early start to flying as the NW’ly wind was strong enough to generate rough and  turbulent conditions on both take off and landing.  However, a slow backing of the wind, eventually into the WSW, the latter change being accompanied by an […]

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Tuesday 7th to Wednesday 8th November 2017

Tuesday 7th.  A slow moving front brought a distinct wind change to site around midday, the moderate SE’ly becoming a moderate NW’ly , the change being also accompanied by the onset of rain, this lasting for the rest of the flying day, or should that be a non-flying day.  The inactivity on the airfield was, […]

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