Black Mountains Gliding Club

Black Mountains Gliding Club

One of Britain's best ridge and wave gliding sites.

The club



Cross country

Visiting pilots

Talgarth airfield is home to a small but very active gliding club, set 970 feet above sea level in the stunning scenery of the Black Mountains between Hay on Wye to the east and Brecon to the west.

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.

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 and we get high climbs in the SW wave that forms in the lee of the Brecon Beacons, over Brecon, Llangorse and sometimes, when in phase, in the Golden valley to diamond heights. Talgarth is also establishing itself more as a cross country site in the summer thermals.

Talgarth - where other UK glider pilots go for their holidays!


NEW on this website - updated 4 May

NW ridge on 4 March 2006 (MF K13)

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

Updated: 4 May 2006 MF