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

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

Half Day Experience

Being a member of a gliding club is about so much more than flying; our half-day experience will provide an insight into what club life is like.

Only £99.50+ P&P

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Contact us to find out more:

Phone: 01845 597237
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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, with pilots reading the weather and using up-drafts to soar the skies, often for hours at a time. It is also probably 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. 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, climb two miles high or more, and perform stunning aerobatic displays.

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. Whether you're looking for your first glider flight experience, or you're all set and ready to learn to fly - 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 - and we think you will too.

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.

Latest from the blog


Friday 1st to Wednesday 6th November 2019

Friday 1st.  A moderate ESE’ly brought in a non-flying mixture of low cloud and rain, the latter amounting to 11.4 mm  and the former low enough to shroud the hill. Saturday 2nd.    After another 6 mm of rain overnight, the skies had completely cleared by briefing, so operations commenced just after 1000 hrs off […]

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Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st October 2019

Tuesday 29th.  Blue skies were in order to start the day, as a light to moderate NE’ly blew, leading to  operations off runway 02.  3/4 Octas of Cumulus and Stratocumulus developed later in the day, providing some lift that enabled Albert and Martin Newbery to have 2:32 in their DG1000t, during which time they visited […]

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Sunday 27th to Monday 28th October 2019

Sunday 27th.   After the rain of the previous two days there was some uncertainty as to whether the airfield would be too wet for operations, but, with a light to moderate W’ly blowing, operations off runway 24 were possible via a combination of winch and AT launches.  Initially, the sky was unblemished blue, as the […]

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