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Pilot Briefing

Talgarth airfield is smaller than typical ‘flat land’ gliding airfield. Despite this it offers numerous take-off and landing options. There is a lot more room than first meets the eye. It’s also not completely flat which actually helps us as most landing runs are slightly uphill.

The size of the airfield puts some constraints on operations and also means pilots have to be disciplined in preparing to fly and helping to manage operations if everything is to go smoothly.

Also, being a mountains gliding site there are some other factors that need to be taken into account. However, flying at Talgarth should be within the capability of any glider pilot. 

These briefing pages will help you understand how we operate at Talgarth. Please familiarise yourself with them, ideally watch the video briefings. If you have any specific queries please contact us.

See you at our daily briefing (10:00am in the briefing room).

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!