Diamond Height: John Clark’s report

A few people have asked me about my recent flight qualifying for Diamond Height, although the flight didn’t take off from Talgarth, a quick report on the Forum seemed in order. Plus, it’s chucking it down with rain this morning, so what else is there to do? Tidying the garden will come later! My first…

Peter Gill Solo

First Solo: Peter Gill

Wed 26th Sept 2018 Congratulations to Peter Gill on his gliding solo earlier this week. Even after a long career in aviation involving an impressive array of aircraft types, Peter was wowed by his first solo at Talgarth. Photo to be posted shortly. The smile says it all! In Peters own words: “So, what to…

Paraglider pilot converts to Gliding

My conversion from PG to Gliding

Taking up gliding at the age of 52 after 20+ years of Paragliding I developed an interest in flying model aircraft at an early age. I suppose this is what led me on to  joining the Hang Gliding Club at Swansea University and my first taste of actually flying. After Uni, while in the Pennines…

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Ivor Shattock flies again…

We arranged for local flying legend Ivor Shattock to visit Talgarth and get a flight again, as we did last year…. Tony Crowden reports: Ivor appeared late afternoon and we managed to give him a flight. Mike Stringer took him up in the K21. Mike said he could feel Ivor on the controls during the…

Important Notice: Corona Virus [COVID-19]


** Following the announcement on Monday 23rd March 2020 - Black Mountains Gliding Club and Airfield is now closed other than for essential maintenance.

We are monitoring emails to the club. And if it is urgent you may also use the Contact Us form on this website.

The current position with regard to Flight Vouchers and Courses is this:

Trial Lessons already booked are now cancelled. We've endeavored to contact voucher holders. If you've not been contacted please accept our apologies. 
Vouchers for Trial Lessons and Air Experience Flights will have their expiry dates extended by 12 months.
Training Courses are under review depending on when they are scheduled for, and attendees will be contacted as required. The ones planned through to June have been cancelled!
We will not be able to take new voucher bookings until further notice. When we are up and running again we will have a significant backlog.
We look forward to meeting and flying you as soon as it is practicable and such difficult times are behind us!