Have a first flight

A first flight over North Yorkshire is the perfect experience to try gliding. Take the controls or enjoy the view!

Only £120+ P&P

Gliding courses

Discover the delights and challenges of gliding on our courses! Alternatively, if time is at a premium, try our one-day course.

From £60+ P&P

Become a member

Your first year of full-flying membership of the Yorkshire Gliding Club, with full access to our facilities and free instruction.

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
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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 22nd September 2021

Wednesday 22nd.  A depression to the north of Scotland generated a moderate/moderate to fresh WSW’ly at site with the result being a good wave soaring day, with 3 cross countries >350 km, 5 climbs to >10,000’asl and 9 of the day’s 22 launches being aloft for > 3 hours.  The first of the  three long […]

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Tuesday 21st September 2021

Tuesday 21st.   A high overcast and a low inversion combined to severely limit any soaring opportunities, consequently, the day’s 31 ATs off runway 24 into a light wind generated a longest flight of only 30 minutes, this by Ron Beezer and guest M Beezer in K21 KLW.  Flights over 20 minutes were also hard to […]

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Monday 20th September 2021

Monday 20th.  Another day of light winds, this time from a westerly segment,  as high pressure remained in charge of the UK weather, operations being off runway 24 with 15 ATs flown. After a morning of clear blue skies convection suitable for soaring became established by early afternoon with flat Cumulus forming and 3 private […]

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