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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Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th February 2018

Tuesday 13th. A slow moving occluded front kept the site in cloud all day and deposited a new layer of snow, albeit not very thick. Consequently, there was no flying. Wednesday 14th.  After a cold and clear night, the temperature at Topcliffe dropping to -7.4C, another Atlantic front brought more low cloud, fresh SSE’ly winds […]

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Thursday 8th to Monday 12th February 2018

Thursday 8th. There was no flying as a nearby frontal system kept the site in cloud and a little rain for most of the day, the light NW’ly wind slowly backing into the WSW. Friday 9th.  The back edge of the front provided a covering of snow at site, the snow falling between o900 – 1300 […]

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Thursday 1st to Wednesday 7th February 2018

Thursday 1st.  A low in the North Sea provided a cold, moderate and blustery NW’ly flow at Sutton, the wind gusting to over 40 kts.  Consequently, there was no flying. Friday 2nd.  The blustery NW’ly flow continued into Friday but slowly declined in strength to become light, allowing flying to commence just before 1500 hrs as […]

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