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 £155.00+ 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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Tuesday 19th September 2017

Tuesday 19th.  A transient ridge of  high pressure produced a thermic and cross country day at Sutton, 33 ATs being  flown off runway 20 into a light SSW’ly wind that later veered into the W and strengthened slightly.  Some patience on the part of the 7 private owners who rigged was required, as although Cu […]

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Friday 15th to Monday 18th September 2017

Friday 15th.  A light to moderate NW’ly wind meant operations off runway 02 had to cope with the usual low level turbulence on take off, while the predominately cloudy skies meant soaring opportunities were absent.  In the event, 13 ATs were flown in one or other of the K21s behind the Super Cub, with none of […]

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Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th September 2017

Tuesday 12th.  A moderate W’ly that veered into the WNW before later backing into the SW and decreasing to light to moderate meant it was a winching day, albeit with a single AT, the skies remaining predominately cloudy although with some convective activity.  28 winch launches were flown, with 7 pilots having flight times in […]

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