Can I try gliding before I join the club?

Yes, you can try gliding with us before you have to commit to joining Black Mountains Gliding Club. We actually encourage this and make it easy and cost effective for you to get started.

Most people will have a trial lesson or two before actually joining the club. These glider experience flights can be bought online here:

Our Trial Lessons/Glider Experience Flights also include three months temporary membership. So if after your first lesson you feel you would like to carry on you can fly at members’ rates, with free instruction, for three months.

You can book a trial lesson or gliding experience flight here.

As a ‘temporary member’ you’ll just pay for the aero-tow launch behind our tow plane and a small fee for glider hire. The launch to 1800ft will be roughly £28 and 40-minute flight in a two-seater will be around £17.

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!