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

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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Sunday 15th to Monday 16th April 2018

Sunday 15th.  The start of flying was delayed by poor visibility and a low cloud base, the first launch off runway 20 seeing Steve Thompson and A Sayer have 11 minutes of a 1700′ AT in K21 KLW.   The next 2 launches, Tony Drury flying KLW solo and Steve and Paul Frost, also in KLW, both […]

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Friday 13th to Saturday 14th 2018

Friday 13th.  Friday continued the drab and dank weather of the previous few days so there was  no flying.  However, a change of wind direction from onshore to offshore and a brightening of the skies late in the afternoon promised better times ahead. Saturday 14th.  A light to  moderate SW’ly opened the day, but poor […]

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Saturday 7th to Wednesday 11th April 2018

Saturday 7th.  A light to moderate wind, initially from the N but latterly veering into the SE, was accompanied by overcast skies that produced light rain at times, this restricting flying to 4 launches off runway 02,  three of which were for Paul Frost, with the remaining flight being for the day’s only First Flight pupil, […]

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