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.

Latest from the blog


Sunday 3rd to Wednesday 6th July 2022.

Sunday 3rd.  A light to moderate W’ly blew all day with 13 AT’s off runway 24, all but 2 of which led to flights of over 30 minutes, with 11 > and hour, the longest of which was 1:34.  3 of the club’s two seaters and both Astirs were flown, with best climbs being to […]

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Saturday 2nd July 2022

Saturday 2nd.  A morning of heavy showers associated with a cold front as a moderate/moderate to fresh WSW’ly blew, one of the showers drenching the site and delaying the start of flying until around 1230  hrs.  Thereafter, 10 ATs were flown off runway 24, principally for the day’s 5 First Flight pupils, but also to […]

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Friday 1st July 2022

Friday 1st.  A light to moderate/moderate W/WSW’ly blew bringing in isolated heavy showers, these restricting flying to 1 flight in the Falke, and a launch off 24 by Bob Calvert in his Discus 2t behind the Eurofox. Although Bob was aloft for 1:48 his trace is unavailable so there are no further details.

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