Slingsby Week & Vintage Rally 2017 – August 26 to September 03

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An invitation to come and join us

Once again Yorkshire Gliding Club, the home club of Fred Slingsby , welcomes our friends from the Vintage movement to join us in a celebration of those magnificent machines from a bygone era.  Come and spend a week at Sutton Bank in the company of like minded people. Reminisce about the “good old days”, enjoy convivial meals on our dining in nights and, above all, FLY. Our famed ridges offer safe and extensive soaring when there is a westerly component in the wind.

Pilots who have flown with us before will know we provide great soaring with magnificent views. And its not just hill soaring; late summer thermals and Pennine wave are also on the menu.  If you havn’t been before  - come and try it!      You won’t be disappointed and a warm welcome awaits!

More information

2012 Slings Week line up (2)SLaunching is by winch when the ridges are working or aerotow behind our two Eurofoxes which allow us to offer just about the cheapest aerotows to be had in the UK.

For this special week we do not charge paid up members of the VGC for membership or trailer and camping fees. All you pay for is launch fees and any time spent flying our club fleet.

For more information about us see other pages on this website. If you do intend to join us please return this slingsby-week-entryform-2017 by email to  or mail to The Yorkshire Gliding Club, Sutton Bank, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EY


There will be a display in the Club lounge of gliding and flying from 1909 to the King's cup air race's of the 1920s.

The Lympne flying trials, records of flights from England to Australia and England to South Africa 1935 - 1937.


Yorkshire Gliding Club - Pride in our past - Committed to our future!