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.

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Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th July 2019

Tuesday 16th.  A light to  moderate WSW’ly blew all day with ATs off runway 24, medium level cloud at times not seeming to detract too much from lower Cumulus development, allowing some local cross countries to be flown from the day’s 50 launches.  The 2 seaters were busy as another group from Barnsley College, sponsored […]

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Tuesday 9th to Monday 15th July 2019

Tuesday 9th.   A light to moderate ESE’ly brought in an overcast with light rain in the morning, the wind veering into the SW around 1530 hrs, but the conditions never improved sufficiently to allow any flying.  So it was a rest day for the Enterprise competitors. Wednesday 10th.  The initial  cloudy conditions soon improved as […]

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Friday 5th to Monday 8th July 2019

Friday 5th.  Friday was a generally cloudy day as a intially light SW/W’ly wind blew, increasing to become moderate as the day progressed.  The day’s 12 AT launches off runway 24 inlcuded 6 for First Flight pupils, shared between Bruce Grain, Les Rayment, and Robin Hutchinson, while 4 pilots had over an hour inlcuding some […]

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