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!

Latest from the blog


Sunday 11th to Wednesday 14th March 18

Sunday 11th.  Light wind conditions led to fog in the Vale of York but Sutton was in the clear with flying getting under way just after 1100 hrs when Booker visitors S Economov and R Crockett launched in their club’s Duo Discus.  Their return after 16 minutes set the pattern for the day as with no […]

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Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th March 2018

Thursday 8th.  A small depression brought heavy snow to the area from 0830 t0 1130  hrs, ruling out any chance of flying, although at low levels the snow went as quickly as it came, the light to moderate wind backing from the NW to become WSW’ly by the end of the day with clearing skies. […]

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Sunday 4th to Wednesday 7th March 2018

Sunday 4th.  A slow, northward moving disturbance brought snow in the morning and rain in the afternoon, so there was no flying, although the thaw contributed to another reason for the hangar doors remaining shut, a very wet airfield. Monday 5th.  Warmer air brought in on a light to moderate SE’ly wind accelerated the thaw of […]

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