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 August 10th – Sunday August 12th

Friday: On a mostly cloudy day with few soaring opportunities flying got underway round about midday. The odd shower interrupted things now and again. With the exception of just two flights in the club Discus by visiting pilots all the days flying was carried out in the DG1000 and both K21’s. Toby and Stan were […]

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Thursday August 9th 2018

The previous evening RASP had been full of promise with various shades of red over our flying area for much of this day. So pilots had gone to sleep dreaming of the “big one” with long lines drawn on fantasy maps. Reality in the morning;  RASP revealed a not so subtle change in the gliding […]

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Monday Aug 6th – Wednesday August 8th

Monday: Another pleasant very warm day at Sutton Bank with a light, mainly southerly, wind which freshened a bit from the SW later in the day. John Carter, Stan and George Rowden started the ball rolling in the 2-seaters soon after briefing with other instructor members joining in to help during the day. Martyn Johnson […]

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