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Site Briefing Videos

These short briefing videos are intended to give you an insight into what you can expect and what to be aware of when flying with us at the Black Mountains Gliding Club.

They do not replace the need for briefings or flying with a BMGC approved instructor. We average the longest flight time in the UK, flying over wonderful countryside, with plenty of opportunity to have a lot of interesting and challenging flying, but….

Before you fly, please take the time to view the briefing videos and documents available on our website to help make your visit safe and even more enjoyable.

Note that some examples quoted in these briefings are the extreme and are only present when our conditions are at their strongest e.g. strong wave.

Check with the duty instructor on the day. There is a daily briefing at 1000.

Site briefings part 1 & 2 are about operating from the airfield.

The remaining briefings are airborne and focus on useful information to know when flying.

Have a safe and enjoyable time flying with us at BMGC.

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!