Have a first flight

A first flight over North Yorkshire is the perfect introduction to gliding. Take the controls or enjoy the view!

Only £140+ P&P

Become a member

We are the premier gliding club in the North of England. Why not join us?

From £350+ P&P

Motorglider Experience

Our motorglider offers side-by-side seating and a more conventional launch method for newcomers to light aviation.

Only £150+ 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
Tweet us: @GlideYorkshire
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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, using up-drafts to soar the skies, often for hours at a time. It is also one of 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.

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. 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. 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.

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Saturday 20th April 2024

Saturday 20th.   A clear blue, sunny start soon led to Cumulus development as a light to moderate N’ly wind blew, with consequential operations off runway 02, 25 ATs being the day’s total.  Although the number of flights exceeding an hour numbered 6, only 3 ventured far from site with Steve Thompson in his Ventus bt […]

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Wednesday 17th to Friday 19th April 2024

Wednesday 17th.  An weak occluded front moving south brought low cloud and light rain as a light to moderate NW’ly strengthened and veered into the N, but it was the strengthening NW’ly that resulted in a non flying day.  The visitors from the Dartmoor GC decamped to and flew at Pocklington. Thursday 18th.  A bright […]

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Tuesday 16th April 2024.

Tuesday 16th.  The wind had become a moderate to fresh and gusty N’ly, the initially clear blue skies spawning some isolated showers in the afternoon and while the conditions were not amenable to flying for most of the day, the moderating wind allowed flying to commence around 1640 hrs and continue into the evening as […]

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