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Yorkshire Gliding Club
Thirsk, Vale of York

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Yorkshire Gliding Club at Sutton Bank near Thirsk offers a great gliding experience for both novices and experienced pilots. Gliding courses and gift vouchers are available and make a perfect gift or corporate award. Full expert instruction is also available.

Gliding in Yorkshire is something special. Whether you're a trainee pilot, a gliding pundit, or a member of the public wanting to try something new, the YGC is a great place to be. We're open 364 days a year, offer full-time professional instruction and maintain a fleet of modern gliders.

If you're new to gliding, why not buy a Trial Lesson voucher? This gets you a flight in a two-seat glider with an instructor, and will give you a taste of the sport. Trial Lesson vouchers make ideal Christmas or birthday gifts. 

Yorkshire Gliding Club is based at Thirsk in North Yorkshire. The club offers 20 minutes air experience trial flights to allow you to try the experience before you actually join. New members are always welcome and we offer trial gliding lessons and holiday gliding courses - details on the website. An adrenaline filled experience and a great day out Everybody is welcome.

It was the 20th April 1934, when the Yorkshire Gliding Club was introduced as a new venture.

In 1937 a very distinguished aviator joined the YGC. Amy Johnson, who was later to become famous for her power flying around the world, she joined the club after having gained her Silver 'C' at Dunstable.

Aircraft which were seen flying at this time included the Scud 2, Hols de Taufel and Dickson Primary. The club winch at the time was a converted Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, bought for...


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Yorkshire Gliding Club
Sutton Bank
North Yorkshire
01845 597237

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