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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Wednesday 17th January 2018

Wednesday 17th.  Members arriving at site prior to the normal 0930 hr briefing were welcomed by a light to moderate WSW’ly wind but this quickly increased to moderate/moderate to fresh while staying in the same direction.  As a result it was a winching day with 8 launches off runway 24, the last flight landing around […]

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Saturday 13th to Tuesday 16th January 2018

Saturday 13th.  The moderate ESE’ly flow continued to bring in extensive low cloud and even a little rain around midday, so it was again a non-flying day. Sunday 14th.  The wind speed remained moderate with the direction changing slightly to the SE, but the major flying or not flying factor, cloud base, remained disappointingly too […]

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Tuesday 9th to Friday 12th January 2018

Tuesday 9th.  The cloud that had come up from the south on Monday had thickened and lowered sufficiently to bring periods of drizzle and  swathe the hill top, the wind remaining a light to moderate E’ly, but showing a tendency to veer into the ESE.  Correspondingly, there was no flying. Wednesday 10th.  The cloud and  […]

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