Gliding Experiences – Gift Vouchers

The pure gliding experience! One of very few places in the UK to experience soaring in the mountains. Our qualified instructors fly around 400 people a year. Read some of our reviews.

The full Black Mountain Gliding Experience is £125

One unique mountain gliding ‘aerotow’ flight with an instructor. You can expect to fly for 25/30 minutes, sometimes much longer! And if conditions mean we cannot fly for the 30 minutes we’ll give you the option of a second launch!

Just click to buy with our secure server with your normal credit or debit card. Or use PayPal.

Note: We still offer a ‘gliding experience’ option for £105. Although this has some restrictions! Read more about our ‘basic’ Gliding Experience here.

Who is it for:

Just about anybody really! Young people, typically from 13, will get a lot from the experience and it might possibly shape their choices as they grow up. Also, those interested in any form of aviation – historic, military or even model aircraft. And anybody who loves the outdoors and nature! Perhaps someone you know who is keen to learn to fly?Or just someone who likes a new experience – it must be on everyone’s bucket list?

Fitness and physical limitations: Flying is not physically demanding. But you will need to get in and out of the cockpit. A maximum weight of 16 stone is a safety limitation, and people over 6ft 4 inches will not fit in the cockpit.

Multi-flight vouchers

For someone who is very keen and possibly using the gliding experience as an intro to learning to glide. Or for a couple who want to be able to visit and fly on the same day.

Gliding Experience Flight For Two – £235

This option is for two people, and consists of a single Black Mountains Gliding Experience flight each,  with a discounted price. You can both expect to fly for 25/30 minutes, sometimes much longer if conditions allow. This amazing option allows you and your partner, friend, or colleague to fly on the same day, and afterwards, you can both compare your experiences of flying high over the Brecon Beacons.

And if conditions mean we cannot fly for the 25/30 minutes per flight we’ll give you the option of a second launch!

Two Flight Mini Course – £235

This consists of 2 flights with an instructor plus ground briefings. You will normally be the only pupil so will benefit from one to one attention. This is the ideal introduction to learning to fly a glider – an in-depth experience with about of 60 minutes of flying time, possibly a lot more in good soaring conditions.

And if conditions mean we cannot fly for the 25/30 minutes per flight we’ll give you the option of a second launch!

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 25/30 minute 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. You can leave any message here.
  • 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.