Have a first flight

A first flight over North Yorkshire is the perfect introduction to gliding. Take the controls or enjoy the view!

Only £140+ P&P

Become a member

We are the premier gliding club in the North of England. Why not join us?

From £350+ P&P

Motorglider Experience

Our motorglider offers side-by-side seating and a more conventional launch method for newcomers to light aviation.

Only £150+ 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
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, using up-drafts to soar the skies, often for hours at a time. It is also one of 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.

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. 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. 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.

Diary Dates

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Tuesday 16th to Friday 19th July 2024

Tuesday 16th.  After rain in the early hours, the day dawned with a low overcast that slowly rose but limited flying to 2 ATs off runway 02 into a light to moderate N’ly.  Both flights were for First Flight pupils, being bought as birthday presents, the first being on the day of  the pupil’s 60th […]

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Sunday 14th to Monday 15th July 2024

Sunday 14th.  A light and decreasing NNW’ly slowly veered into the N accompanied by low cloud and rain at times so  there was no flying. Monday 15th.  Early cloud cleared to provide a thermal soaring day that was shortened by increasingly overcast skies as a light to moderate SE’ly blew.  26 launches were flown off […]

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Sunday 7th to Saturday 13th July 2024

Sunday 7th.  A light to moderate WSW/W’ly blew all day bringing in a few showers but also some reasonable thermal soaring conditions  that enabled the Competition Enterprise pilots to fly a task of 4 quadrants centred on Sutton Bank.  Club flying was limited to 5 flights, 2 for First Flight pupils, with Fred Brown having […]

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