Visiting pilots

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: 118.665   PPR: Required by Telephone or Email

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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 118.665Mhz 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 to let us know you are coming. If you are organising a group visit, please email the office at before filling in any forms.


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 Wednesday to Sunday over the summer months. It is closed on Monday and Tuesday.


The Clubhouse features free-to-use WiFi. The range of the WiFi extends throughout the Clubhouse and out onto the airfield and caravan park.



EV Charging

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.