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Yorkshire Gliding Club, Thirsk
(4.7/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
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  • I was bought a 'gliding experience' for my 60th birthday. After the initial date was cancelled because of bad weather another was arranged for a flight on a Saturday in November. The staff there were ...  more »
  • Hubby had a trail flight for his 80th birthday. All I can say I have never seen him so extatic when he landed. From arriving to leaving we have never met such helpful people. The lady in the office wa...  more »
  • My Sisters & I booked a gliding experience for our Dads 80th birthday. The first date was cancelled due to strong winds. We rebooked & on 23rd November we returned & the weather conditions were good. ...  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!