Log In

Visitor Reviews

"Absolutely brilliant. Flew with instructor Chris, an amazing pilot! 2 air tows and a winch launch. Chris found us a thermal on the 2nd tow and gained us another 800ft. He allowed me to take the controls and try left and right turns, explaining how they are done. I was so impressed with the flying and the friendliness of the club……. I became a member on the spot and am looking forward to learning to fly and gaining my wings. A huge thank you to all!"
Ian Burnham
6th March 2022
"We had our first gliding experience on 13th November at Burn Gliding Club, Selby. The team were so welcoming and friendly from the time we arrived until we left. A big thank you to you all especially George, Alistair and Steve for such a fantastic time. We got to do a plane launch and a winch launch. The flight was magical.
We would highly recommend the club whether it is a first time experience or if you are a seasoned flyer."
Joyce and Cathal
15th November 2021
"I had my very first ever gliding experience earlier today at the Burns Gliding club and from the moment we arrived at the airfield to leaving I have to say that all the staff were brilliant and could not have been more helpful, sorry I can't remember all the names, but, Richard, Trevor and my instructor 'Dave' was very informative and all involved were fantastic and incredibly helpful.
I was lucky to try both the rope and plane glider launch's and will try glider flying again."
2nd September 2021
"We arrived on 29th July for Raymond’s gliding experience and were given a warm welcome. Everything was explained clearly and because the weather was not good enough for an air-tow Raymond was offered a winch-tow and was allowed 2 flights. He thoroughly enjoyed both flights. Thank you to his pilot and all the staff involved for a fantastic experience that Raymond had to wait a long time for due to Covid. It was worth the wait!"
Raymond and Janet Goodridge
13th August 2021
"Just wanted to thank everyone at the club for a superb day out!! I am keen to hear more of your stories and also more of the technical stuff.

I have convinced my friend to come along, although she may take some persuading to actually go up!!

Looking forward to seeing you all again, thank you for the mini flight - hope to have a repeat in the near future. Both gliders appeared to be flying somewhere near the exit to the club as I was leaving super stuff!!"
10th August 2020
"Fabulous day today, made my birthday extra special. Ground staff were all brilliant, the flight itself was amazing and we stayed in the air a lot longer than we thought. A great day in all, and would definitely go again."
Brilliant birthday flight!
6th July 2019
"Steeped in history but buzzing with today's enthusiasts and excited visitors, this club must be the most welcoming in the country ! We were looked after so well throughout. My highest praise is for my instructor, John. Everything he covered - from the effects of controls to finding thermals - was by example and the opportunity he gave me for hands-on flying was a real surprise ! This was the perfect introduction to Burn Gliding Club and an experience for every age group !"
Richard Davis
24th June 2019
"Brilliant time at Burn Gliding Club last Saturday. My partner, Liz Robey Norgate was the lucky girl who took to the skies. The gods were on her side as the air pockets and thermals took her to a mighty 5000 feet. We were excellently looked after by the ground crew and members of the club. I loved every minute of the time there.
I can't wait for a flight of my own....bring on the thermals!!"
Andy Lockwood
16th April 2019
"it was a fantastic experience right from the start. I found everything fascinating from parachute instructions, to safety information and control usage. Soaring above the countryside was made even more interesting because Tony pointed out all relevant landmarks. So thank you to the whole team but especially Tony for making my birthday special and allowing me to tick something off my bucket list."
19th August 2018
"Had my first gliding experience at Burn Gliding Club as a surprise for my birthday. It was an amazing experience! The location is great, the team are all friendly and my instructor Tony was brilliant. I would definitely recommend giving it a go as an experience or even learning the fly. I’m hoping to go back again soon."
Ben Edwards
19th August 2018
"What a great flight. I came down with a group of friends from work. Everything was ready when we arrived, perfect evening for fantastic views. Instructors really made you feel at ease. I would recommend this to anyone. Brilliant"
Paul Fox
15th August 2018
"Had a wonderful day on Saturday. Terry took me up and really looked after me. Everyone was very welcoming and so friendly. My son in law Andy also had a flight and thoroughly enjoyed it. Can't thank everyone enough for making it such a wonderful day for us all."
Anthony taylor
17th July 2018
"I'd never been near a glider before. I got a very warm welcome. I was given a good briefing before taking off on equipment and safety; and a very nice lady helped me into my parachute. As we got airborne the instructor talked through what was happening. I took the controls for quite a while and the instructor talked me through all the slight alterations I needed to make. I felt quite confident up there. It was a really good experience."
Sue Jackson
14th July 2018
"Wow ,what an amazing time had at burn gliding club.keith was my instructor and we had a fantastic time on the thermals,so easy to fly the glider with his instructions,would highly recommend for a introduction into flying or just a bit of fun."
Chris Hodkin
8th July 2018
"Glider experience, 60th birthday present from my family! Absolutely amazing, would recommend it to anyone. Would like to thank all at the club for a fantastic experience, especially Keith my pilot for the flight."
Kevin parker
25th October 2017
"I arrived nervous, my first ever flight in a glider-I was made completely welcome.The members clearly loved the sport and wanted me to enjoy the experience.The safety brief made me feel confident in the kit and in capable hands. My pilot Richard was fantastic and clearly wanted me to get as much out of the experience as possible. The flights and views were amazing. Taking control, turning and making it rise and fall -brilliant. A very exhilarating experience-something everyone should try."
24th September 2017
"Had the aerotow bought as a present for my 74th birthday. Wow! It was fantastic. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome and the banter from all the friendly members put me at ease. All of my family came along to take photos and watch the experience and were looked after by all the team. I would recommend this experience to anyone and look forward to the chance of returning in the future. Thank you to all of the team and to Andy, my pilot, for a great flight."
24th September 2017
"WOW!!!!!!...I've been wanting to do this for years, and today was the day!!!...got to go up twice AND take the controls!...the guys there are sooo friendly, and funny, and my pilot was just fantastic, totally put me at ease when I took over the controls....thoroughly thoroughly enjoyed it....want to do it again and again now lol xxxxxxx"
Lydia Ivey
17th September 2017
"I arrived at Burn about an hour before the flight. Lots of friendly people explaining things to me. Tony took me up, an Aerotow. I really enjoyed it. We had a great view of the area around Selby. We could just about see York and Leeds. Once the tow was released at 2,000 feet, Tony let me have control for most of the rest of the flight.

Would I go again? Yes, in fact I've joined the club and will be learning to fly.

Paul J
2nd September 2017
"I recently went on a flight bought for me as a present and what a great present it was. The glider was towed into the air by a powerful plane and several thousand feet high it released us and what a view. York Minster in one direction and the Humber estuary in the other, Leeds clearly on view. What a great experience and one I would strongly recommend. Special thanks to Dave the pilot whose great sense of humour and his piloting skills made the flight such a wonderful memory."
John D
20th August 2017
"Superb morning out, very friendly very professional and highly knowledgeable,a those that I met and talked to.
A perfect present for anybody. Did I want to come down NO.....WI'll I go again YES.....
Thanks all at Burn gliding club you made my day......!"
David D Rowles
23rd July 2017
"If your looking at this site thinking maybe I'll try that one day, Don't just do it & you will have the best experience. I bought 2 of the Aerotow experience flights, one for myself & one for my nephews 13th birthday. The whole process of buying, booking & flying was effortless. Everyone at the club made us feel welcome & the flight itself was something else (hard to put into words, thats why you gotta do it).
My nephew had the biggest smile on his face all day."
Phil Reast
23rd July 2017
"What a experience 1St time in a glider I had a air tow it was brilliant soared up up 2500 ft could see for miles it was a very clear day and the thermals were good to me even abit nervous but soon overcame them took the controls for a while with some very good instructions , all the staff were very friendly and helpful and efficient I would definitely do it again."
Terry gilson
16th July 2017
"Thank you from York Multiple Sclerosis Group, we had a wonderful day everyone enjoyed it.
Everybody was very helpful and a credit to your club, hope to see you all again"
Tony Cardis
13th July 2017
12th July 2017
"I've always wanted to fly a glider and the Areotow more than lived up to expectation.

I was lucky to have booked on a beautiful sunny day & the views were spectacular, right over to the White Horse at Kilburn! Thank you to Martin my pilot for making the flight so entertaining and for trusting me with the controls!

Everyone at the club was so welcoming and friendly. Great experience, highly recommended."
Aimi Brookes
8th July 2017
"Wonderful experience and made very welcome.
Thank you"
Alan wilby
4th June 2017
"I received an aerotow flight as a Christmas present, I didn't know what to expect but wow - had a fab time! All the members were really friendly and welcoming and my pilot was excellent. Everything was explained really well to me and I was made to feel at ease from the start. The actual flight was fantastic, really enjoyed the feeling of floating on air and actually got to fly the glider myself. Brilliant day! Thank you!"
Gemma Hardy
21st May 2017
"Went for an "Air Experince" which was a brilliant experience from start to finish. The ground crew were very welcoming and informative. The pilot/instructor explained everything very well and inspired confidence right from the get go. Really enjoyed the flight (despite initially been a little overwelmed by how sensitive the controls felt) and would definetly recomend to anyone wanting to do something more adventurous. Thanks to everyone I met."
Andy D
21st May 2017
"Great Experience!!

I received a voucher for Christmas for a winch flight. It has always been something I've wanted to do and I was not disappointed. When we arrived everyone at the club was incredibly friendly and welcoming. My pilot Tony was great fun and I felt like I was in very safe hands. He was happy to answer all my questions and to talk me through everything. The flight itself was alot more of an adrenaline rush then I was expecting and i'd love to do it again.

Ross McDonnell
11th April 2017
"Had a great flying lesson today at burn. Very friendly staff and members made us feel very welcome. Many thanks to Tony who took me up in the aircraft, he explained the controls and procedures very well and made the experience more enjoyable."
Paul smart
9th April 2017
"Hello to all at Burn. I must thank the club, especially Andy, for showing me and my friends around the airfield. It was very special for me as my dad was in 578 Sqn during the war, stationed at RAF Burn. My visit was a couple of years ago, so I've been remiss in not saying thank you before. It meant a lot. Thanks again. Paul Lorraine"
Paul Lorraine
12th February 2017
"I visited Burn gliding club in the summer after I was given a gift voucher and had a fantastic time!
I was lucky enough to have a go at both the aerotow and the winch launch (so exhilarating!). The team were so enthusiastic about gliding they will happily answer all of your questions and impart some of their knowledge. It was such an exciting and unique experience I'd recommend purchasing a gift voucher for any thrill seeker looking to try something a bit different- it was great fun!"
19th December 2016
"My experience gliding was amazing! It is an experience I would recommend to everyone."
Tom Woollin
3rd December 2016
"Fantastic experience - was very lucky to be taken up by both cable and plane. Nice group of instructors and persons on site, we were made to feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend a glider flight. Thank you very much."
Ian Smith
3rd November 2016
"Fantastic morning, great blokes at the club. Made to feel very welcome. Pilot was great too, (Andy Kitchen). Very relaxed atmosphere from start to finish. Highly recommend this club to anyone wanting to try flying for the first time. I'm definitely going back for another go. I may even have a go with the controls next time! Look out Andy, I will be back!
Thanks again for a fab time x"
30th October 2016
"I have just done a towed and winched flight for the first time and it is a fantastic experience! Everyone was very welcoming and friendly! Would highly recommend it!"
Ellis Pickard
22nd October 2016
"Friendly and outgoing instructor team and a great overall experience! Worth coming again!"
16th October 2016
"Absolutely amazing. The instructors were extremely friendly and professional. Since my aerotow didn't take full 20mins I was given another run at no extra cost. As well as getting a beatiful view of the surroundings from 2k feet the instructor also taught me the basics of how to contol the aircraft. Well worth it!"
16th October 2016
"My sister has Downs syndrome so I wasn't sure she would be able to fly but Mike Howie arranged to meet Alison before the flight so he could assess her abilities and discuss which glider launch would be best.
She launched with the aerotow and said it was unbelievable so was delighted when Mike managed to take her up again on the winch.
We can't thank Mike enough for taking the time to get to know Alison and giving her an amazing experience - one she says she'd like to repeat next year."
Linda Birkitt
14th October 2016
"Had a great time this afternoon doing the Glider Aerotow felt very relaxing and enjoyed the views.
Would recommend to anybody to have a go. All the staff are very friendly and welcoming."
Jo Mcmullan
25th September 2016
"I had a Aerowtow flight this week, amazing. A massive thank you to Mike my instructor, and all the staff at Burn.All the team were very informative, helpful and encouraging!!
What a fantastic experience, highly recommended.Another tick on the bucket list.
I cant wait for my next flight."
Kev Drew
23rd September 2016
"Thankyou very much, my experience was amazing. I did both Aerotow and Winch and i thoroughly enjoyed each. Everyone was friendly and made us feel welcome. Hope to join and become a member. Highly recommend people to visit."
Emma Marshall
23rd August 2016
"Fantastic experience, bought as a first lesson experience for me and my two brothers. All the members are clearly very experienced, friendly and more than happy to pass on all their knowledge and obvious passion for flying and what they do with the club.
Massive respect has to go to our instructor, who made us feel totally at ease and safe, even when taking over control of the glider.
I can't recommend this great club and bunch of guys enough.

Andrew Mount
14th August 2016
"It was my first time in a glider taken up by my dad Mike. Great experience to be able to catch some thermals on all our flights. My husband seemed to be the best climber. Granddaughter Lucy loved her flight, despite her nerves!

We recommend the club for anyone who's thought about trying it but has doubts. Everyone is very helpful and understanding."
Victoria Bradburne
10th August 2016
"My experience was amazing I had a great time flying and the staff and pilots are just so friendly and you can have a really good day out"
Keiran craven
31st July 2016
"I had a brilliant afternoon. I was given an aero tow gliding experience by my son as a birthday present. What a super idea. I was taken up by Mike an instructor who helped us to soar to 2,800' once we were in the thermal. I was even encouraged to briefly take the controls, and spot Selby Abbey, look down into a power station chimney and even see York minster in the distance I was made very welcome by Andrea who handles the vouchers and all the gliding club members. Many thanks to all of you."
Joy Lynch
6th July 2016
"The team at Burn were as helpful and friendly as you could be they explained everything in detail took us around the hangers the gliders and the club house the flight itself was very professional and we enjoyed every minute thanks to all the team would definitely do again."
John Marshall
26th June 2016
"I didn't fly but I did take my family to watch my Mum and her partner.

We had such a lovely experience and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. All the staff were lovely and very patient, and a good sense of humour.

My stepson was even allowed to sit in a plane so I could take a picture which he loved.

Thanks again for looking after my Mum who was very nervous.

Hope to see you again soon."
Stacy Millett
19th June 2016
"I had 2 flights booked one of each type of take off, once the sky cleared of low cloud we did the winch take off 1st which is an experience in its self!
The team of club members that were there are very knowledgable and friendly and made me feel welcome, Terry was my pilot in the glider for both flights and Tony the club chairman flew the tow plane, all in all a great day out and one more thing of my bucket list!! 10/10.
See Tony I told you I'd leave feed back! ;)"
Neil Oliver
4th June 2016
"We had a fantastic day. The club made us all very welcome. Everyone was very friendly and willing to explain anything and everything to me as a novice. The flight was superb. It was a wonderful experience and one I would recommend to everyone. Thanks for the special day."
Terry Carter
7th May 2016
"My partner bought me a glider aerotow flight for my birthday. We did not know what to expect & I was very nervous. The members were very friendly. Tony spent a lot of time chatting with us & showing us the tow plane engine & controls. My glider pilot Terry was very reassuring & I enjoyed every second of being in the air. The views are stunning, & it's such an exhilarating feeling. I even surprised myself & took the controls. My partner wants a flight now so we'll be returning soon."
Caroline Timms
29th April 2016
"Visited @ 1pm on the 23rd April. Came with my brother for the glider winch experience and loved every minute. The launch was some buzz and the instructors were very friendly. Couldn't recommend the experience enough. Thank you

Mark & Andrew, Edinburgh"
Mark Couper
24th April 2016
"A thrilling experience. I found just watching both entertaining and educational. However, the actual flight itself was something else. The club is run by some wonderfully warm and friendly people who made the day complete.
I can highly recommend Burn Gliding Club and it's activities."
Don Tate
25th March 2016
"My girlfriend bought me a glider voucher for Christmas and i must admit it was a truly brilliant experience.
Everyone at Burn Gliding Club was really friendly and made us feel welcome from start to finish.
A huge thankyou to everyone, including Andrea for her organisation, Terry for his flying expertise, and Chris for helping out with getting ready for take off.
I am already considering another day and I would definitely recommend the experience to anyone."
Aiden Garbutt, Leeds
19th March 2016
"I had flown at the club as a boy and always remembered the experience. I was over the moon when my wife bought me an Aerotow flight for my birthday.

The members were really welcoming to my family, keeping my baby daughter amused whilst we waited for rain to pass.
I had a great first flight using the Aerotow with Terry my instructor. He cheekily wangled a second flight using the scary looking but exhilarating winch launch!

I’d recommend a visit to anyone looking for a great weekend experience."
Duncan Thomas
16th March 2016
"We both had our first glider flight yesterday and really enjoyed it. Keith was a very good instructor and the rest of the team were extremely friendly and helpful
Reaching 2500 feet, the views were spectacular and having the controls for a while was very good fun
Sunday lunch at the Wheatsheaf, just by the club entrance, finished off a really good day
We would highly recommend this experience to all !
Geoff & Ann Brant, Huddersfield, 15.2.2016"
Geoff & Ann Brant
15th February 2016
"Wow what a day! Thank you so much to everyone who was there today who gave Ben a fabulous experience - everyone was so welcoming to the whole family and we all really enjoyed it and learnt lots even though it was only Ben who went up.

Special thanks to the 2 guys who flew with Ben and the fella from Shelf who gave us lots of really interesting information.

A brilliant idea for a birthday present - totally different and Ben hasn't stopped talking about it - he definitely wants to come again."
Benedict Freeman
17th January 2016
"Spent a fantastic morning with very friendly people, took two flights with Mike who was excellent with information and instruction. Really surprised to be gliding in January, recommend the towed flight and the bacon sandwiches even got to fly the glider,,,...This could be another hobby to add to the list... I will be back"
Tony Wilson
16th January 2016
Get Flying!
Gift Vouchers - flying experience days
Type of flight
Burn Gliding Club, The Airfield, Park Lane, Burn, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 8LW, United Kingdom
This website is another Evil Monkey House production.