Flying report: 5th Jan

The field is in very good condition for the time of year.  The westerly breeze was lighter than I’d expected, 8/8 cloud, no holes and just as low as expected.  I don’t think it ever cleared Waun Fach and early on wisps were grazing Y Das.   So I cancelled TLs as I considered it…

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…

Flying report: 4th Oct

There was a SW wind blowing giving ridge lift down the Cmwdu valley with gentle wave kicking off from the back bowl. The Oxford exped were here and made good use of the available lift with 20+ tows (thanks Clarkie). Once you got above the cloud tops there were great views across the Severn estuary…

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…

ASW19b added to the fleet

‘Bravo Tango’ is a relatively new addition to our fleet. Members and visitors wanted a club-owned glider that had real cross-country performance. The ASW19b fits the bill. It’s easy to operate being a flap-less, ‘Standard Class’ 15m wingspan glider. It handles well and is equipped with an Oudie and FLARM. It can also use the…

Flying report: 15th Sept

It didn’t look like a very inspiring day, with a forecast of cloud and light westerly winds due to turn southerly later in the day. Actually, it turned out to be rather nice, with the South bowl and Cwmdu valley working all day and gentle wave to 6000 ft amsl in the morning. New members Alex Lee and Nia…

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…