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

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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


Saturday 14th December 2019

Saturday 14th.   A day of frequent, squally, snow showers brought in on a moderate to fresh WSW’ly wind restricted flying to 4 winch launches off runway 24, none of the resulting flights lasting very long. John Tayler and Junior member Alex Altman recorded the longest flight of the day, 28 minutes in K21 KLW off […]

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Tuesday 10th to Friday 13th of December 2019.

Tuesday 10th.  A fresh and gusty SE’ly accompanied by low cloud and rain meant it was a non-flying day, the rain lasting from 0730-1830 hrs and depositing 7.6 mm. Wednesday 11th.  A light to moderate SE’ly slowly veered into the SW over the course of the day which was generally sunny, but with a thin, […]

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Saturday 30th November to Monday 9th December 2019

Saturday 30th.  Blue, sunny skies and a light E’ly that backed into the ENE, resulted in a busy launch point as pilots took advantage of some flying weather after a week of cloud and rain.  The latter had made parts of the airfield very soft so an added challenge was to land on  the firmer […]

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