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


Wednesday 19th to Friday 21st June 2019

Wednesday 19th.  8.1 mm of rain between 0600 to 1100 hrs delayed the start of flying until around 1400 hrs, the  wind being light from the NW until backing into the SSE late in the day.  The poor start to the day meant a lack of members on site, so the 5 ATs flown off […]

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Wednesday 12th to Tuesday 18th June 2019

Wednesday 12th.  A slow moving depression covered the UK, its apparently flabby appearence belying its heavy and continuous rain which led to flooding in some parts of the country.    Only 2.3 mm fell at site but it and its associated low cloud put paid to any hope of flying.  Ron Beezer’s course members had […]

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Thursday 6th to Tuesday 11th June 2019

Thursday 6th.   A light S’ly, not a direction noted for good soaring weather, nevertheless did provide one today, with 34 ATs off runway 20, including 21 by private owners.   The 18 flights in excess of an hour ranged from the 6 hrs flown by Bill Payton and Chris Thirkell in Bill’s DG1000t as they visited […]

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