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Burn Gliding Club - Flying in the heart of Yorkshire

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    Getting airborne is only the start

    At Burn you will experience something more than just great views. The atmosphere and exhilaration of unpowered flight is simply infectious.

  • Charlotte gets her wings — 16 years old and flying high

    I Did it!

    Big congratulations to Charlotte who has just got her wings at the age of 16! Making her the youngest solo member in the club ... and one of youngest in the UK.

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    The perfect gift idea

    We get people from all over the country who are celebrating something special. From birthdays to stag-do's, give something unforgettable.

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    Learn for less

    Around 90% cheaper than learning to fly powered aircraft, our highly experienced team of instuctors will take you under their wing so you can get yours!

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    The ultimate Team Building Experience

    When you get stuck into a day's gliding, everyone is guaranteed to learn new ways of working together whilst sharing amazing experiences and amazing stories.

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More Oliver! - Burn's youngest solo pilot

Oliver Campbell completed his solo flight on his 14th Birthday on Thursday 30th June. Assistant Instructor Chris O'Boyle carried out two check flights before sending him solo. Oliver then went on to have another two good solo flight on same day. Photo provided by proud grandad Dave Chafer.

We are now on Twitter!

We created an official twitter account in April. Please follow us https://twitter.com/Burn_Gliding To get involved please e-mail your gliding photo's to Russell via the contact us form selecting PR and Press contact. The best ones will get posted on our Twitter feed.

The affordable way to fly.

We are recuiting for new members with special discounted introductory deals and offers - see the Vouchers and Prices pages.
Staffed by volunteers, the club operates at minimal cost; keeping prices low to ensure our sport remains affordable to all. It's a great place to make new friends, learn something new and above all have fun. If you live locally just pop down to the club this weekend and see the facilities first hand, we will be pleased to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

Year round fun.

Burn Gliding Club offers prospective pilots something unique in Northern England. Situated on the Burn WW2 airfield just to the south of Selby on the A19, we have 3 hard runways allowing us to operate in all seasons; so when other clubs pack up for the winter, we just keep on flying.

The ideal gliding club.

Not only are all the member and instructors, friendly and ready to help, but the flying at Burn is truly excellent. In summer the area is abundant with natural thermals and wave activity allowing you to stay airbourne for hours at a time. In winter we can rely on the local power stations - Drax and Eggborough to generate our very own exclusive thermals!


Two of our members have made a snowplough attachment for their Landrovers. Used after snow fall, but before the snow gets compacted and freezes, this allows us to keep the runways useable and keep flying during wintry weather.
Not all Yorkshire flying clubs are this innovative....
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Forthcoming Events

Three Peaks Challenge

18th April - 30th November

Aerobatic course - Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th September

6th September - 7th September
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Burn Gliding Club, The Airfield, Park Lane, Burn, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8LW, United Kingdom
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