Have a first flight

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

Only £140+ P&P

Become a member

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

From £350+ P&P

Motorglider Experience

Our motorglider offers side-by-side seating and a more conventional launch method for newcomers to light aviation.

Only £150+ 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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Thursday 23rd to Saturday 24th May 2024

Thursday 23rd. The aftermath of Wednesday’s low pressure was a low overcast and occasional showers, the low overcast being primarily the reason for a non-flying day. Friday 24th.  It was again a predominately a cloudy day as a light to moderate SSW’ly blew.  However, the cloud base was high enough for flying and some weak […]

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Tuesday 21st to Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Tuesday 21st.  Some early morning rain and low cloud delayed the start of flying until around midday and the skies remained cloudy all day, restricting soaring opportunities.  Of the 13 ATs off runway 02, only one, that of Barry Kerby/Barry Monslow in Barry’s DuoDiscus t exceeded 30 minutes, their 1:30 flight, which took in visits […]

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Sunday 19th to Monday 20th May 2024

Sunday 19th.  The light to moderate N’ly flow continued, but this time not accompanied by low cloud so flying got underway around 1030 hrs and continued until around 1630, with 28 ATs flown off runway 02.  The day proved to be limited in soaring terms with only 5 of the day’s flights exceeding 30 minutes, […]

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