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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Monday 16th to Wednesday 18th July 2018

Monday 16th.  Early bright skies were soon replaced by cloudy ones as a front approached from the west and after 4 launches from runway 20 into a light S’ly wind, operations were delayed for a little while by the first of the day’s rain.  A temporary clearance then allowed a further 5 launches before more […]

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Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July 2018

Friday 13th.  Another low base overcast delayed the start of flying until 1100 hrs, the wind being a light SSE’ly, with the first launches being limited to around 1,000′ QFE  by the cloud, but perfectly acceptable for circuit training.  The cloud base slowly rose allowing the first of the day’s 7 First Flight pupils to be […]

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Wednesday 11th to Thursday 12th July 2018

Wednesday 11th.  The predominately light to moderate N’ly flow continued, varying from NNW to start the day before progressively veering to become NE’ly at the end.  An early morning overcast soon dispersed to give a reasonable soaring day, although conditions away from the site were significantly worse.  Unlike Tuesday, Cumulus of significant vertical extent developed […]

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