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Gliding over the Black Mountains

Powys, Wales   

• Glider flights from Talgarth Airfield in Powys, Wales
• Aerials of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park
• Area is renowned for impressive thermals
• This Welsh airfield is 970ft above sea level
Two Flights



What's Included

• Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
• Flights are launched using a towplane to 2000ft, or as soaring conditions require
• Each flight lasts approximately 25-30 minutes or longer if conditions allow
• The option of a second launch is offered at this gliding club should your experience last less than 25 minutes!
• Three months membership of the Black Mountains Gliding Club
• If you opt for the gliding for two, you will receive one flight each and membership

What Can I Expect

Experience some of the most amazing lift conditions possible in a glider with our Black Mountains gliding adventure! Soar above the imposing peaks and take in all the spectacular scenery of Mid Wales from 2,000ft in the air, whilst learning what it takes to become a glider pilot with mid-air tuition.

This friendly aero club is at 970ft above sea level at the foot of the Black Mountains in Powys, a gliding mecca for those in the know. The unique topography of the area around the airfield means that average flight times from Talgarth Airfield are some of the longest in the whole of the UK, as you can catch thermal, mountain and ridge lifts, all keeping you soaring and gaining height for as long as possible. In fact the record altitude from this unique mountain setting is a head-spinning 32000ft!

There are four options to choose from at this glider club - one-to-one sessions for between one and three tows, or an experience for two, where each of you will receive an individual flight. All sessions include tuition and instruction, before you get towed up by the club's Pawnee tug plane and released. There, thousands of feet up in your own glider, you'll experience the full majesty of the Black Mountains as you glide over the Brecon Beacons National Park in a silent graceful flight back down to earth.

All of the Black Mountains glider flights last a minimum of 20 minutes, but thanks to the aforementioned thermals, airtime is frequently much longer. Because all the gliders are dual control, this isn't just a pleasure flight - you'll be invited to take the controls under the strict supervision of your gliding instructor, enabling you to seize the proverbial piloting reins on every session.

Every Black Mountains instructor is fully BGA (British Gliding Association) qualified and the great advantage of this venue is that the club is open all year round, so you can opt for a flight over the snow-capped mountains in winter, or take in a stunning Welsh sunset during the long summer days. Perfect for flying enthusiasts or anyone wanting to enjoy the Welsh countryside from a new perspective, Black Mountains gliding is an unforgettable aeronautical excursion.


• Weekdays and weekends in British Summer Time
• Weekends and Bank Holidays in Winter


• Talgarth, Powys, Wales

Suitable For

• Minimum age 14
• Under 18's must be accompanied on the airfield by an adult
• Height Restrictions: maximum 6ft 4ins
• Weight Restrictions: maximum 16 stone


• Spectators are welcome to come along and watch the action

Anything Else

• Soft drinks and snacks are on sale in the clubhouse which also offers tea and coffee making facilities, toilets and showers


Average Rating 4
Total Reviews 13
Recommend to Friend 13
about 3 years ago
Excellent day. Very professional operation. I would definitely recommend to family and friends. Wonderful location - mountains and lakes all around the airfield. Good value for money, too.
adrian pearce
about 4 years ago
fantastic experience easy to organise really warm welcome a great club I will probably go back and enjoy gliding witht hem again soon
about 4 years ago
Ab fab staff so friendly highly recommended
dilwyn monk
about 4 years ago
Amazing airfield in the most awesome setting. Lovely people and a great experience.
Greg Watts
about 4 years ago
We haven't been on the experience yet as it was cancelled for weather reasons, but the whole experience of buying the experience for a present was really easy, with loads of different options to choose from. The voucher was attractively packaged.
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Saturday Special DeliverySaturdays Only£11.70
European Delivery3 - 5 working days£4.50
Rest of World Delivery5 - 7 working days£6.50

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Premium Gift Pack includes a brushed metal steel tin which will hold your personalised gift voucher and a Company booklet. The Premium Choice.

(incurs a £4.99 shipping charge)

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Vouchers are usually valid for 23 months from the date of purchase (unless otherwise stated) and shall become invalid on the expiry date. The expiry date is set out on the Voucher. Vouchers may be extended for a further 23 months on payment of an admin fee of £10 plus any increase that may have taken place for that activity since the original date of purchase. Please note that some Vouchers cannot be extended; this will be stated on the Voucher. PLEASE NOTE: You must book and take your experience before the before the expiry date of the voucher.
Gliding over the Black Mountains
Gliding over the Black Mountains
Two Flights
Total Price£225.00
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