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

Half Day Experience

Being a member of a gliding club is about so much more than flying; our half-day experience will provide an insight into what club life is like.

Only £99.50+ P&P

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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


Wednesday 11th 2019

Wednesday 11th.  Early low cloud that delayed the start of flying until late morning cleared to leave a good soaring day, with hill, thermal and wave lift on offer, although the latter not to all.  A moderate W’ly meant it was a winching day, and 26 were flown, including 8 by private owners. although problems […]

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Thursday 5th to Tuesday 10th September 2019

Thursday 5th.  A moderate WNW’ly with a tendency to veer into the NW led to an early AT off runway 02 and a subsequent landing on 30, but the turbulent conditions led to a decision to suspend flying for a while.   Flying resumed an hour later with 3 successive Falke flights off 24, with glider […]

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Tuesday 3rd to Wednesday 4th September 2019

Tuesday 3rd.  The airstream continued to flow from  the Southwesterly  quadrant and be of a showery nature and its variation from  WSW’ly to SSW’ly while staying light to moderate, caused the operating runway choice to alternate between 20 and 24.  Winching and ATing were again on offer, but only 2 ATs were flown to add […]

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