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VGC UK National Rally 2019

  • Sutton Bank Airfield (map)

The 2019 UK National Rally will be at Sutton Bank, Yorkshire.

Contact: Phil Lazenby,

Yorkshire Gliding Club welcomes the return of the National Rally to Sutton Bank in 2019. In west wind conditions pilots can soar about 20km of safe and dependable ridges. Thermal and wave lift provides additional soaring opportunities. Recently vintage gliders have reached over 10000ft and completed many kms over the Yorkshire countryside.

Our unique circular clubhouse houses a restaurant providing meals throughout the day and a convivial bar after flying has finished. Many local pubs in the area offer reasonably priced meals to suit all tastes. There are full daily briefings augmented by computer facilities. Excellent wifi coverage is available throughout the site. Camping facilities for tents or caravans are plentiful and convenient.

When not flying there are plenty of other things to do in this most scenic part of Yorkshire; Exploring the moors and valleys, visiting museums and historic sites or taking a drive to the historic city of York which is less than an hours drive away.

The club fleet of single seaters is available for suitably qualified visitors to fly at club rates or you can take a trip with one of our instructors to explore the area in a DG500,  DG1000 or ASK21.

An entry fee of £10 per day (£90 for the full event) includes reciprocal membership, trailer parking and use of camping facilities.