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Basic Gliding Experience – Gift Vouchers:

This is similar to our Full Black Mountains Gliding Experience but with a few differences. For a start it’s £20 cheaper. Priced to match the simpler and shorter gliding experience flights offered by the specialist ‘Experience Day’ and ‘Bucket List’ voucher companies.

The basic Black Mountain Gliding Experience is £105

One unique mountain gliding ‘aerotow’ flight with an instructor. You can expect to fly for 20 minutes, sometimes a bit longer! 

We will make sure you have a great gliding experience and can expect a 20+ minute flight.

Note: Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic we are suspending sales of vouchers. 

We recommend the “Full Gliding Experience” so we can show you what is so special about our unique flying location! Just £20 more!

The full Black Mountain Gliding Experience is £125

How it all works:

You’ll take a flight in a dual controlled glider. After a thorough briefing we’ll get you settled into the cockpit. The glider will be towed up behind a specialist plane. The glider pilot will release when they sense the glider is in rising air. Typically this will be around 2000ft.

During the  flight you will be invited to take the controls – your choice though!. You’ll be coached and be able to fly the glider yourself for a small part of the flight.
It’s an idyllic setting, and a perfect place to fly, with panoramic views to the west.

After you’ve bought the voucher

A Flight Voucher will be sent to you, and you will receive a confirmation by email.

You will be able to schedule your flight by liaising with the office. We will do all we can to accommodate you and your visit.

Please note:

  • If the Flight Voucher is to be a gliding gift to be in another person’s name, please note that on the PayPal payment review page, before you commit to pay, there is an option to add special instructions to the seller. 
  • Alternatively you can email the club with the details after you have purchased the gliding voucher online.
  • All Gliding Experience Flights include three months temporary membership and are valid for 12 months. 

If you’re organising a group event or a corporate gliding experience you should read this.

Other ways to buy a voucher

By phone

During weekday mornings (not Wednesday) you can purchase a gliding experience voucher by phone and pay by credit or debit card. 
Phone: 01874 711463

By post

Send your name, address and a cheque for the appropriate amount to:-

Black Mountains Gliding Club 
The Airfield 

A voucher will be sent to you within a few days. If the voucher is a gift, please include the name of recipient to enter on the gift voucher.

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!