Experience Gliding at Black Mountains Gliding Club Talgarth
If you’ve often wondered what it’s like to fly a glider? Soaring silently above the Black Mountains and The Wye Valley? Then a Gliding Experience flight at Talgarth is just for you.
Our experienced instructors typically fly around 400 people a year. Talgarth is the ideal place to try this amazing flying experience. Read some of our reviews.
You’ll take a flight in a dual controlled glider, with a qualified instructor. The glider will be towed up behind the tow-plane to a nearby hill or to 2000ft (dependent on conditions).
You will fly within the Brecon Beacons National Park, and perhaps share a thermal with a buzzard or two. You may even see a red kite – several live nearby.
The airfield is located in an idyllic setting, at the base of the Black Mountains, with panoramic views to the west.
During the 20-30 minute flight you will be invited to take the controls. Your instructor will help you understand how the controls work and you will be able to fly the glider yourself.
Our introductory gliding experiences, trial lessons, and Mini-Courses
One aerotow flight with an instructor. You can expect to fly for 20-30 minutes, sometimes much longer if conditions permit.
This option is for two people, and consists of a single gliding experience flight each, as described above with a discounted price. You can both expect to fly for a minimum of 20 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.
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.
This consists of 3 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 gliding – an in-depth experience with about 90 minutes of flying time, possibly a lot more in good soaring conditions.
All Gliding Experience Flights, Gift Vouchers and Mini-courses include three months temporary membership and are valid for 12 months. Three months membership means you can book and fly at members rates.
Our gliding experience/trial lessons and the mini courses can be purchased online – just click to buy with our secure server with your normal credit or debit card. Or use PayPal.
A Flight Voucher will be sent to you, and you will receive a confirmation by email.
- 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.
- If you want to buy more than one voucher, you will need to purchase these as separate transactions – there is no extra charge for this.
- if you have a PayPal account which is linked either to the card you wish to use, or to the email address you are using for this order – you will need to pay via your PayPal login.
Other ways to buy a voucher
During weekday mornings you can book a trial lesson or mini course by phone and pay by credit or debit card.
Phone: 01874 711463
Send your name, address and a cheque for the appropriate amount to:-
Black Mountains Gliding Club
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.