Black Mountains Gliding Club

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Black Mountains Gliding Club

The UK's best ridge and wave gliding site

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The club




Airfield from the mountain top

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Talgarth airfield is home to a small and very active gliding club, 970 feet above sea level in the stunning scenery of the Black Mountains.

With soarable conditions on most days, our average flight times are amongst the longest in the UK. For the experienced pilot we can offer ridge runs and wave flying in almost any wind direction and cross country options with few airspace restrictions. For the less experienced, we also offer training at all levels, from thermal to advanced wave and hill soaring. For pre solo pilots, longer training flights allow flying skills to develop more quickly, and consolidate progress

In a northerly wind the ridges work from Hay Bluff down into the Brecon Beacons, and beyond for the more adventurous and experienced hill pilot.

NW winds give wave over the Wye valley. Easterly wave occurs in the Cwmdu valley. High climbs are possible in SW wave over Brecon, Llangorse and sometimes, when in phase, in the Golden valley to diamond heights.

The club fleet consists of two ASK13s, one K21, one SZD-51 Junior, one K6CR, and two Pawnee tugs.



The airfield is currently open for flying 7 days a week with instruction available until the end of October.

The office is staffed - mornings only - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday .


Main photo (above}: Talgarth airfield from the top of Ydas mountain ( photo: Mark Jayne )

Talgarth airfield looking East - towards Ydas - photo: Robbie Robertson

Black Mountains Gliding Club with snow on the mountains

Talgarth airfield - photo: Duncan Cubitt / Todays Pilot

Black Mountains Gliding Club, The Airfield, Talgarth, Brecon, LD3 0EJ Telephone 01874 711463

4 May 2018 - MF