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

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

Half Day Experience

Being a member of a gliding club is about so much more than flying; our half-day experience will provide an insight into what club life is like.

Only £99.50+ P&P

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Contact us to find out more:

Phone: 01845 597237
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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.

Latest from the blog


Thursday 15th August 2019

Thursday 15th.   Thursday started with low cloud and rain, but this soon cleared, and with a moderate to fresh W’ly blowing, the winch was soon in operation launching the first of the day’s Task Week competitors on primarilly a hill soaring task but with thermal and wave based options. By midday, however, the wind  became […]

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Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th August 2019

Monday 12th.  A light WSW’ly blew most of the  day, being accompanied by low cloud and occasional rain until the afternoon.  Task Week participants were given a Snooker based task based on an expected clearance to the weather in the early afternoon.  This duly arrived and with better than expected conditions, excellent visibility, a high […]

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Sunday 11th August 2019

Sunday 11th.  Another 12.4 mm of rain had fallen overnight and the morning dawned to overcast skies, dry conditions and a light to moderate SW’ly wind.  The base of the overcast was around 1,000′ QFE, with some wave indentations rather than slots evident.  The  start of flying was delayed until just before lunch by the […]

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