Become a member

Your first year of full-flying membership of the Yorkshire Gliding Club, with full access to our facilities and free instruction.

From £330+ 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

Gliding courses

Discover the delights and challenges of gliding on our courses! Alternatively, if time is at a premium, try our one-day course.

From £50+ P&P

Information for pilots

Contact us

Contact us to find out more:

Phone: 01845 597237
How to find us


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


Sunday 23rd to Tuesday 25th February 2020

Sunday 23rd.  Another front which crossed  the site around 1800 hrs brought some more rain, 5.6 mm, as well as  low cloud and  a moderate to fresh wind that varied between NW and W’ly.   The combination of the gusty wind and post frontal showers meant there was no flying. Monday 24th.  A period of heavy […]

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Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd February 2020

Wednesday 20th The wind had become a moderate SSW that slowly backed into the SSE and an overcast sky meant a limited ceiling.  However, a mixture of  6 winch and 6 AT launches, the former mainly in  the morning and the latter in the afternoon, produced 1 flight of over an hour and a further […]

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Tuesday 11th to Tuesday 18th February 2020

Tuesday 11th.  Storm Ciara continued to dominate the weather as a combination of  frequent showers and  the strength of the  wind,  a fresh and gusty WSW, meant flying was not possible.  Wednesday 12th.  The wind remained in the WSW but had declined in strength to become moderate to fresh, although still somewhat gusty.  However, this didn’t […]

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