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Yorkshire Gliding Club, Thirsk

(4.7/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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  • Was today going to be the day to fly well yes it was confirmed good to go however on arrival I was told it was very doubtful . Was shown upstairs to the the cafe and viewing area where I was given a D...  more »
  • Very many thanks to Graham for making my husbands trip so brilliant and to everyone for being so helpful. This life affirming trip was a long held ambition for my husband and the grin on his face on h...  more »
  • I was in the right place at the right time and was lucky enough to go up and see Yorkshire from the air. I cannot thank the club members enough for being so friendly and for making it happen. And to G...  more »
  • Good club if you can afford it. I always wanted to soar over the White Horse since seeing gliders flying there when i was a kid visiting the area from Sunderland. They have a good selection of gliders, from tame trainers to very slippery (and scary for an ab initio!) Sports two-seaters. Even motor gliders but i don't fancy that too much. Instructor Steve is a really nice guy and magnificent pilot, did 2 winches and an aerotow the day i went, we got in the wave and were mile-high before we could think about it. Great place for ridge soaring and even better if you catch the wave and head out over Northallerton way. Thorough briefing on my ab initio day, great facilities, proper weather info etc.Canteen is cheap and wholesome, a proper Yorkshire brew and a bacon butty second to none. On the downside, no accomodation, a bit expensive, a business atmosphere rather than a club one. If you have about £200 to spare for your very first 3 flights, great. If you are rich enough, keep going there because it's great. Unfortunately i couldn't afford more than one visit, but thoroughly enjoyed the day. Now with a smaller, cheaper club.
  • Cheap for a cuppa and slice of cake, very tranquil watching the gliders take off...
  • Great day gliding!