Find us by air
Sutton Bank: 54.13.728N 001.12.580W
2 Grass runways: 06/24- 500 mtrs and 02/20 - 1000 mtrs
Local frequency: 118.685 PPR: Required by Telephone or Email
Our site is situated on top of an escarpment at the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. We fly 7 days a week, 364 days a year (weather permitting), and we are fortunate to be in Class G airspace. However, we have several local airfields and military airfields nearby with associated ATZs and MATZs.
We request pilots intending to visit by air obtain PPR by telephone on 01845 597237, and then call Sutton Base when approaching the airfield on 118.685Mhz to check local conditions and activity. We do not provide any sort of air traffic service.
Visits by other gliding clubs
We welcome glider pilots from other gliding clubs who want to sample the unique flying opportunities Sutton Bank provides. If you'd like to visit us, please fill in the form by following the link below and we will be in contact to confirm the arrangements once we have received it. If you are organising a group visit, please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org before filling in any forms.
- Visiting glider pilot booking-in form
- Notes for visiting glider pilots
- YGC Standard Operating Procedures
Our distinctive Clubhouse complex offers extensive facilities for members and visiting pilots. These include an upstairs lounge, café and bar. There are 7 private bedrooms, consisting of 6 single rooms and 1 twin bed room. Toilets and showers, and a self-catering kitchen are also available. We have a well equipped briefing room and for private owners, there is a workshop within the hangar complex and trailer parking at the North end of the airfield. Accommodation is charged on a per-night basis and we have camping pitches on site also. There is a wide range of excellent offsite accommodation nearby. See examples at our local accommodation page. If you are arriving outside of office hours, please contact us beforehand to arrange access to the site.
Our Café is open 10:00 until 16:00 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday over the winter months.
We can only charge electric vehicles on-site in exceptional circumstances by special arrangement, due to supply limitations.
There are six 7kW chargers at the National Park Visitors Centre a one mile walk away, operated by PodPoint, and overnight parking is permitted. The cost is £0.40/kWh plus parking fees of £6.50 for one night or £8.00 for two nights.