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 19th to Wednesday 20th June 2018

Tuesday 19th.  The conditions had not altered greatly from Monday, the now WSW’ly wind having moderated slightly while having a tendency to back into the SSW.  Accordingly, it was again a wave day with the first flight of the day seeing Will Blackburn take the first of the day’s 6 First Flight pupils to 8,200′ in […]

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Saturday 16th to Monday 18th June 2018

Saturday 16th.  An intially light to moderate SW’ly slowly increased in strength to become moderate while varying between SSW and WSW.  The day was generaly cloudy, with the cloud thick enough to generate regular showers and low enough to prevent any glider flying until late in the day, when John Marsh flew first with Phil […]

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Friday 8th to Friday 15th June 2018

Friday 8th.  A light to moderate NNW’ly blew all day, slowly moderating to become light by the end of flying, but accompanied by an overcast that, although allowing flying, restricted launch heights to 1000-1600′ QFE.  As a result the longest flight time from the day’s 32 ATs was 12 minutes.  However, as the majority of the flights […]

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