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 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 is dedicated to making it as affordable and easy as possible for those who want to take part in this, the purest form of flying there is!
The Yorkshire Gliding Club
Was founded in 1934, on moorland above the White Horse at Sutton Bank, by a group of pioneering aviators. Today, we aim to advance the sport of gliding through the provision of high-quality training and facilities, affirming our position as the best soaring club in the North of England. Read more at our Club.
A not-for-profit organisation, the Club operates seven days a week, and is run by members for members. We have a comprehensive and modern fleet of aircraft. Men and women from all walks of life take part in a sport where everyone is equal. Apart from Club flying, each year we give first flights to around 500 people of all ages including young people and Scouts. Our Club is especially interested in involving young people with gliding and is an official Junior Gliding centre! See Junior Gliding.
Share our experience
Gliding is an exciting sport for all and the Club welcomes visitors. Facilities include a cafe, lounge and outside seating area, all with superb views. So, why not come and see the action for yourself?
Consider taking a first flight or trying your hand in our state-of-the-art simulator. For those wishing to take things further, we offer a comprehensive range of training options with qualified instructors. Which is for you?