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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Latest from the blog


Friday 14h June to Saturday 15th 2024

Friday 14th   A moderate SW’ly brought in low cloud and bits and pieces of rain so flying didn’t get underway until early afternoon and then only in the Falke due to the low cloud base,. with Bruce Grain taking 4 of the Durham University GC students for a flight.   However, the weather then improved with […]

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Monday 10th to Thursday 13th June 2024

Monday 10th A moderate N’ly brought morning rain and afternoon showers,  the wind declining to light  over the day with a brighter spell of weather  in the afternoon, being too brief to allow any flying to take place. Tuesday11th.  The light to moderate N’ly continued to blow, bringing in generally cloudy skies and a few […]

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Sunday 9th June 2024

Sunday 9th.  With little change in the synoptic situation it was another winching day at Sutton, as the light to moderate WNW/W’ly continued to blow bringing in cloudy skies at times.  12 winch launches were flown off runway 24 with 7 resulting in flights in excess of 30 minutes, of which 6 were over an […]

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