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

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

Information for pilots

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Contact us to find out more:

Phone: 01845 597237
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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.

Latest from the blog


Sunday 13th to Tuesday 15th January 2109

Sunday 13th.  A light to moderate WNW’ly flow greeted  members arriving on site  and flying got under way off runway 24 around 1030 hrs.   2 ATs were flown   in K21 JVZ  before flying came to a halt as the wind increased in strength to become moderate to fresh and veered into the NW, the gustiness […]

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Tuesday 8th to Saturday 12th January 2019

Tuesday 8th.  A sunny and cool day saw a single launch, as John Carter and Phil Turner took an AT off runway 02 to to investigate take off and landing conditions in a light to moderate NWly.  Returning to earth after 14 minutes, the conditions were declared too turbulent for any further flying, this decision […]

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Thursday 3rd to Monday 7th January 2019

Thursday 3rd.  The centre of the cloudy anticyclone  remained in place over the UK with the result that winds were light W’ly , the overcast cloudbase being low enough to restrict launch heights to 2,000′ QFE or even below at times.  Consequently, only K21 JVZ was flown, Tom Kirby having all 4 dual flights with […]

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