PNGC Club expedition to Sutton Bank

Saturday 22nd Oct to Saturday 29th Oct

Tony World Club CFI, has authorised an official P,N,G,C, expedition to Sutton Bank (North East Yorkshire). Nobby Noble will be the lead instructor for the expedition.

All members are welcome on this expedition Solo and pre Solo, as well as Members who would like to bring their own gliders. P,N,G,C, Aircraft will be the K21 & single seat discus (possibly the Duo Disc depending on numbers). (Sutton Bank gliders hire and instruction is available).

You do not need to come for the full week, if you can only make a few days that’s ok.

The Yorkshire Gliding Club was founded in 1934, by a group of pioneering aviators seeking to understand the potential of powerless flight.

Sutton Bank is on the top of a 950ft ridge site, the ridge runs from just north of York to Middlesbrough, from the ridge you can jump to the wave (when working) or sore with thermals.

The clubhouse also provides visiting members with overnight accommodation for 8 members (one room is a twin). There is a number of local accommodations available in caravan sites, B&B and hotels (Thirsk is only 6 miles away) you can also camp on site or bring a caravan / motor home.

There is a on-site cafe and bar, and facilities for cooking and relaxing. Also the upstairs clubhouse cafe is also open and serves snacks, beverages breakfast and lunchtime meals, while the adjacent lounge provides amazing views to the south and west. The club bar is also available for club members on a night.

Every morning with the prospect of flying weather, volunteer members open the hangar doors before 9.00 am and the Club aircraft are brought out for inspection.

Whatever the weather, each morning at 9.30, the duty instructor holds a meeting in the Briefing Room, where the weather data, air traffic and airfield operations for the day are briefed to all pilots. Individual members can also discuss their requirements. Those wishing to fly Club gliders under instruction enter their name on the daily flying list and are taken for their instructional flights in that order. Solo pilots enter their name on the single seat list and fly in ascending order.

Sutton bank aircraft are available to hire, they are:

2 x k21, 1 x DG 500, 1 X DG 1000, Single seat discus, DG303. 2 x Astir1 x Falke motor glider

The accommodation on site is 6 single rooms and one twin room, accommodation is for 8 personnel, all bedding can be provided then all you need to bring are your cloths, and a towel. Costs of the rooms are £12 per night and one off charge of £8.00 for the clean bedding, there is also local accommodation available (please see Sutton Bank web site for details).

Daily membership (payable only if you fly) is £9.00 per day and if you want to bring your own glider then it cost £27.50 for the week

You can bring your own food and cook it in the members’ kitchen or use the onsite cafe (great food at a very reasonable cost) or on a night time we can go to one for the local pubs for great food and beer.

On none flying days due to weather, there are the following attractions for a day out!

Evington Air museum (Where Richard Hammond top gear, rolled the drag car)

York railway museum for railway buffs.

North Yorkshire railway (to Whitby where a pint with fish& chips are a must)

These are just some of the attractions available.

This year if you wish to go there will be a none refundable deposit of £25.00 which will go towards the club gliders been transported to Sutton bank. If any money is left it will be returned to members. (If you are bringing your own glider and not staying in club accommodation and not using club gliders then this does not need to be paid).

Places are limited in the accommodation therefore contact Nobby Noble ASAP and accommodation will be allocated in order to emails received and deposit paid.

Bank Details

Nationwide B/S

Sort Code                  07-08-06

Account number      05514239

Reference Sutton Bank and your name

For more information about Sutton Bank visit or ring me 02392259079 / 07861354617

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