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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 £99.50+ 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 £50+ 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
How to find us
Tweet us: @GlideYorkshire
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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.

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Wednesday 1st to Saturday 11th July 2020

Wednesday 1st.  The change of month did not bring a change of weather, as a light and variable wind was accompanied by a low overcast that  brought bits and pieces of rain and more general rain from late afternoon.  While there was no gliding, the Falke did have 3 flights. Thursday 2nd.  The light to […]

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Wednesday 24th to Tuesday 30th June 2020

Wednesday 24th.  A light to moderate SSE’ly brought a hazy, hot blue day with isolated Cumulus, the temperature peaking at 26.2C.  The conditions tempted 5 private owners to rig and fly, but only two ventured far from the site.  Rob Bailey visited Barnard Castle and Grassington in his ASG29t, his flight of 3:20 also containing […]

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Sunday 21st to Tuesday 23rd June 2020

Sunday 21st.   Some early rain that stopped around 1000  hrs delayed the start of flying, with the first AT off runway 24 into a moderate SSW’ly taking place just before midday.  This AT was the only one of the day as the wind veered into the WSW and increased to moderate resulting in a switch […]

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