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September at the Yorkshire Gliding Club

September is usually the last month of the year in which thermal cross countries can be confidently predicted.  However, September 2012 was more notable for wave based cross countries, although there were some  thermal based ones sometimes assisted by Sea Breeze fronts, as on the 2nd of the month, allowing Derek Taylor in his ASW…

Yorkshire Gliding Club on Facebook

Editors’ Note: Thanks to Pitt Numa and Darren of the The Yorkshire Gliding Club for informing us that the Yorkshire Gliding Club now has a Facebook page. Please visit the YGC on Facebook—and in person when you’re in their area. www.facebook.com/yorkshireglidingclub “Our site is situated on top of an escarpment at the edge of the…

July at the Yorkshire Gliding Club

July was a busy month for holiday courses with three being run. These courses have resulted in many people being introduced to gliding as a sport and contributed to club membership numbers, and this year was no exception.

The Yorkshire Gliding Club (Updated with Photos!)

The Yorkshire Gliding Club operates seven days a week and was founded in 1934 on a site which is situated on top of a high escarpment just five miles east of Thirsk in North Yorkshire. The long side of the escarpment faces West and therefore, provides good ridge soaring for several miles when the prevailing west wind is blowing.