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 £155.00+ P&P

First year introductory membership

First year introductory membership

This great introductory offer provides you with one year of full-flying membership and additionally includes 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 25th July 2017

The day started with some bad news in that a car had crashed at the bend of High Town Bank Road where it has its junction with Low Town Bank Road.  The crash resulted in a fatality, so please take care when negotiating this bend.  Access to the club was limited for most of the […]

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Saturday 22nd July to Monday 24th July 2017

Saturday 22nd Early morning low cloud and heavy rain delayed flying until 14:25 (Wetherby later had to clear up flood damage from the water).  With the appearance of a clearance, flying started at 14:25 when Paul Whitehead and guest flew the Falke on its single sortie of the day.  There was one trial flight, which, […]

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Wednesday July 19th – Friday July 21st 2017

Wednesday: Low cloud and intermittant rain meant this was a day for TLC on the club’s assets and for catching up with admin. Thursday: More rain and low overcast kept the gliders on the ground until about 3pm. The hardy souls that had hung around for the clearance were rewarded with hill and thermal conditions […]

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