Visiting pilots

Glider PilotOur 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 to phone us first on 01845 597237, and then call on the radio when approaching the airfield on 129.975 to check local conditions and activity. We do not provide any sort of air traffic service.

Medical and logbook requirements

If you wish to fly a glider from our site, please bring a valid medical certificate or full driving licence with you, as well as your up-to-date logbook. Visiting pilots may fly our Club gliders subject having the appropriate experience and receiving a full briefing which may include a check flight.

Notes for visiting pilots are here: Notes for visiting pilots-2017 and Standard Operating Procedures are here: ygc-sops-v8-2017.


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: 129.975

NB: Runway details are approximate. Intended as a guide only, not to be used for flight planning purposes.