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.

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Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st September 2019

Thursday 19th.  Blue sunny skies were again a feature of the day as the anticyclone continued to dominate the UK weather, winds being light and variable but mainly from the SSE, so operations were off runway 20.  Some Cumulus appeared in the afternoon, but these were mainly over the Pennines, these being investigated by Rob […]

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Tuesday 17th to Wednesday 18th September 2019

Tuesday 17th.  The high pressure was still in charge but had shifted position, with a resulting moderate NNW’ly to start the day, this slowly veering into into the ENE, so operations were off runway 02 with some turbulent take offs.  Cumulus blossomed late morning, encouraging 3 private owners to rig, and fly cross country, although […]

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Thursday 12th to Monday 16th September 2019

Thursday 12th.  A moderate S’ly soon veered into the SW and increased to moderate to fresh over the middle of the day before declining to moderate, all the time accompanied by extensive cloud.   The presence of wave was evident by the transient slots  that kept appearing and disappearing in the cloud sheet, so cloud descents […]

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