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

Join the ‘mile high’ club

Fly one mile high with us!
One mile high is 5,280ft (1,609m) above sea level. You can view the beautiful Vale of York from high above!

Only £199.00+ P&P

Information for pilots

Contact us

Contact us to find out more:

Phone: 01845 597237
Email: enquiry@ygc.co.uk


Take to the skies with us!


is often seen as a graceful descent to earth, but it's actually much more than that. It's about understanding the weather and using up-drafts to soar the skies, often for hours at a time. 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 and can climb two miles high or more.

Our 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. We also want to make it as affordable and easy as possible for those who want to take part in the purest form of flying there is!

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Latest from the blog



Monday 15th.  A dull and drizzly start to the day, with a light to moderate N’ly blowing, delayed the start of flying until 1130 hrs when John Carter and Mark Newburn took off in K21 JVZ to investigate the potential of low level wave clouds to the north of the site and over the main […]



Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th October 2018

Thursday 11th.  A murky start to the day eventually cleared early afternoon, allowing flying to get underway just after 1400 hrs off runway 20 into a moderate, and at times, moderate to fresh ESE’ly that slowly veered into the SE.  Flying in the afternoon lasted until 1725 hrs by which time 8 ATs had been […]



Tuesday 9th to Wednesday 10th October 2018

Tuesday 9th.  In spite of the surface wind being a moderate to fresh S’ly, it was another wave soaring day at Sutton as the following photo shows even though contacting the wave was  not entirely straightforward.. However, the 22 ATs off runway 20 generated 20 flights of over 30  minutes, with 13 over an hour […]

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