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

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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 K13s, a K21, a Junior, a K6CR, a Pirat and a Pawnee tug.

 

CLUB OPERATIONS:

The airfield is currently open for flying on weekends only.

For midweek flying the winter flying scheme is now in operation. Flying is arranged using the online forum (members only)

Full time operations will resume on 23 March 2015.

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

 

 

 

 


Main photo (above}: Talgarth airfield photographed from top of Ydas mountain using a 600mm lens, by 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




17 December 2014 - MF