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Gliding in Yorkshire

Burn, near Selby   

• Gliding with Burn Gliding Club near Selby
• Experience the 'Pennine wave'
• See the very best of 'God's own county' from the air
• Feeling brave? Try the mile-high glider flight!
2000ft Aerotow Flight



What's Included

• Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
• A powered aircraft will tow you to your chosen height for launch
• Opportunity to take the controls during your flight
• Enjoy stunning views of the surrounding countryside

2000ft Aerotow
• Flights last around 15 minutes

3000ft Aerotow
• Enjoy a longer flight time and learn more about handling the glider

Mile High Flight
• Experience a release height of 5280ft (one mile)

What Can I Expect

Go gliding in Yorkshire with Burn Gliding Club for the winged experience of a lifetime over the hills and moors! This North Yorkshire centre is situated on an ex-WWII bomber command airfield near Burn outside Selby and offers unparalleled aerial views of the scenic surroundings and a birds-eye perspective of God's own county.

What's more, its rural location means that summertime sunshine creates plenty of localised rising currents of air (or thermals), thanks to what the Burn gliding team refers to as the 'Pennine wave', giving your glider that extra boost to keep you airborne for even longer. In winter, the plumes from the three nearby power stations of Drax, Eggborough and Ferrybridge, recreate this thermal lift effect, even when there's snow on the ground everywhere else, making this a unique setting for gliding.

All glider experience days at this Yorkshire airfield begin with a brief welcome, then it's out to the runways to find out which of the club's many twin-seater gliders you'll be flying. With an extensive range of aircraft available, including ASK13, ASK21, Janus and Astor twin seat aircraft making up Burn's expansive glider fleet, you'll be spoiled for choice.

You'll be shown the various aspects of the sailplane, before both you and one of the club's top-notch instructors climb into the cockpit for your flight. Airtime lasts between 15-30 minutes, depending on how many thermals are active to keep you soaring higher and higher. And of course, gliding time depends on your release height too, with 2000ft, 3000ft and the impressive mile-high (that's 5280ft!) flight options available.

Flying is always an awe-inspiring experience, especially when you're in a sleek, graceful aircraft that's utterly devoid of man-made noise (there's still the wind whistling around you!). The entire event is a very different set of sensations - a bit like feeling as weightless as a bird on the wing. We could try and describe the feeling, but we think you'll love the chance to discover gliding over Yorkshire's fields, hills and dales of the White Rose county for yourself.


• Gliding takes place Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays
• Flights generally take place between 11:00 and 16:00
• During the summer months you may be able to go gliding in the evening


• North Yorkshire, the airfield is five miles from the M62, providing access to the A1 and M1 motorways and one mile from Selby

Suitable For

• The minimum age is 13
• Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult on the airfield
• Maximum weight 16 stone
• Maximum height 6'3"


• Spectators are welcome to come and watch you during your experience

Anything Else

• For mile high flights: In the event of low cloud on the day, 2 aerotows may be offered instead
• There is a clubhouse providing hot drinks and sandwiches and there are pubs and local hotel and B&B's that can also be recommended


Average Rating 5
Total Reviews 2
Recommend to Friend 2
about 2 years ago
Very welcoming, friendly and helpful people. The actual glider flight was amazing.
Leanda Smith
about 2 years ago
The instructor I had was really friendly and, even though it was my first time ever flying in a glider, I felt safe knowing I had such a skilled pilot sat behind me.
Cameron Elworthy
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Gliding in Yorkshire
2000ft Aerotow Flight
Total Price£95.00
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