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




Image of Black Mountains Gliding Club with snow on the mountains

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

With soarable conditions on most days, we have longer average flight times than any other UK club, and for the experienced pilot we can offer ridge runs and wave flying in almost any wind direction and cross country options. For the less experienced, we offer training at all levels from beginners to advanced wave and hill soaring.

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 K13s, a K21, a Junior, a K6CR, a NZD/USD, a Pirat and a Pawnee tug.



The club is currently open for flying 7 days a week

The office is currently staffed from Monday to Friday - mornings only.




Talgarth airfield - photo: Duncan Cubitt / Todays Pilot

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

25 June 2012 - MF