• Airfield Details

Airfield Details

Our club and gliding school is a bit different to most other gliding sites in the UK.

For a start, it’s nestled at 970ft AMSL in the western slopes of the Black Mountains and surrounded by farmland. It’s an idyllic place with fantastic views over the Wye and Usk Valleys, and into the Brecon Beacons.

Our airfield is smaller than typical ‘flat land’ gliding airfield. But it still offers many take-off and landing options. There is a lot more room than first meets the eye. 

The field slopes away gently from its Southern edge in all directions, like an upturned saucer. This means there is a slight upslope for most landing directions.

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.

You will enter the airfield via the gate at the South East corner of the airfield. The access road is obvious, with a tall hedge along one side and one of the glider trailer parks on the right. This leads to the club car park where you will find our workshop, clubhouse, hanger and general comfort facilities. Our camping area is located beyond the hanger.


General layout

The airfield has a number of grass runways. These provide three take off and five landing options. These cover most wind directions.

Talgarth Airfield Layout

Airfield Layout


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!