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

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

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

Information for pilots

Contact us

Contact us to find out more:

Phone: 01845 597237
How to find us


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.

Latest from the blog


Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th January 2020

Wednesday 22nd.   The high pressure continued to decline slowly and the site continued to enjoy sunny skies and light winds, mainly from a WNW’ly direction, so take offs were from runway 24, with landings on 20.    The lack of any lift meant it was a good day for training although not for staying up, […]

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Sunday 19th to Tuesday 21st January 2020.

Sunday 19th.  The high pressure responsible for Saturday’s flying weather remained in place and had intensified.  The result, in weather and flying terms, were blue skies, light winds, mainly from the WSW and 30 ATs off runway 24, the majority of the landings being on 20.    The other characteristic of the flying day was […]

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Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th January 2020

Thursday 16th.  A moderate SE’ly wind that progressively increased to become fresh and gusty,  accompanied by low cloud and eventually rain after dark mean it was a non-flying day. Friday 17th.  6.8 mm of rain in the morning presaged another non-flying day, the cloudy skies never clearing sufficiently to allow flying to take place as […]

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