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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Friday 18th to Monday 21st May 2018

Friday 18th.  A light to moderate SW’ly blew for most of the day until a sea breeze front arrived in the early evening causing a change in wind direction to ENE’ly.  The day was essentially blue with extensive Cirrus, the combination limiting cross country flights and soaring, but not entirely the latter, with 5 flights of […]

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Tuesday 15th to Thursday 17th May 2018

Tuesday 15th.  High pressure was firmly in charge, leading to a day of sunny blue skies, light W’ly winds and an absence of Cumulus.  The result was a busy launch point, a preponderance of circuits and a scattering of soaring flights throughout the day.  The number of private owner launches reached 9, boosted by two flights […]

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Saturday 12th to Monday 14th May 2018

Saturday 12th.  A light NNW’ly and bright conditions opened the flying day but it became progressively cloudier as the day progressed and rain arrived around 2000 hrs.  It was a busy flying day, with 33 ATs off runway 20 as the wind soon backed into the S, but soaring opportunities were limited as evidenced by the […]

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