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

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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Wednesday 16th August 2017

Met-guru Keith predicted that thermal strengths would be suitable for competitive tasking from mid-day onwards, but that later in the afternoon some high top-cover would encroach from the west and cut off  the energy.  The comp director therefore chose one of his three planned tasks, with the idea that competitors would need to be back by […]

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Tuesday 15th August 2017

A better day than yesterday, although  more blustery, with the wind at 3-4000′ QNH being noted as 22knots at 260 degrees.  Most pilots experienced the turbulence when transiting over the western edge of the airfield – the tugs pilots experienced it even more, so “well-done” to them!   Club flying started at 10:40 and utilised […]

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Monday August 14th 2017

After the previous day almost anything would have been an anti climax and so it turned out.  The decision was made fairly early in the day to abandon setting a task for the Northerns competitors. We imagine this was not unwelcome in view of the lengthy flights on Sunday. It also gave them and their […]

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