Have a first flight

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

Only £120+ P&P

One-day gliding courses

Our one-day gliding courses are designed for people that would like to sample gliding in more detail than a first flight experience would allow.

Only £230+ P&P

Become a member

Your first year of full-flying membership of the Yorkshire Gliding Club, discounted for First Flight customers.

From £330+ 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, 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.

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Sunday 7th to Tuesday 9th August 2022

Sunday 7th. A light to moderate W’ly blew all day but not of sufficient strength for winching, the day’s 22 AT launches resulting in 17 flights of over 30 minutes with 7 over an hour, wave being a feature of many of these.  Nobody went too far but those climbing to over 5,000′ asl included […]

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Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th August 2022

Thursday 4th.  Sunny skies and cumulus as a moderate W’ly slowly veered into the WSW saw plenty of activity at the launch point  and good soaring conditions for those on cross countries. Initially the conditions led to winching off runway 24, this being the case for the morning but it was ATing for the rest […]

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Tuesday 2nd to Wednesday 3rd August 2022

Tuesday 2nd.  A light to moderate SW’ly blew all day with overcast skies, with rain and low cloud delaying the start of flying until 1445 hrs.  The weather caused the Tuesday night flying to be cancelled, but some members didn’t get the message and so turned up, enabling flying to continue until the last landing […]

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