Smithy's Bunkhouse
3 Star Bunkhouse

Grading Wales 3 Star

No Smoking Children Welcome Private Parking Available

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01873 853432 or 07756852670

Smithy's Bunkhouse
Lower House Farm, Pantygelli,
Brecon Beacons
United Kingdom

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Tariff Details

  • £14ppn - group bookings
  • £15ppn - individuals

Black Mountains Gliding Club

Talgarth airfield is home to a small but very active gliding club, set 970 feet above sea level in the stunning scenery of the Black Mountains halfway between Hay on Wye to the east and Brecon to the west.

With soarable conditions on most days, we have long average flight times throughout the year, and for the experienced pilot, we can offer ridge runs and wave flying in almost any wind direction and excellent cross country options. For the less experienced, we offer training at all levels from ab initio to advanced wave and hill soaring.

You can book a trial lesson, a fixed price course or further training by telephoning Liz at the club office during weekday mornings.

At the Black Mountains Gliding Club we aim to maximise your air time, so you learn quickly and efficiently. You are taken through a training schedule, which allows both you and your instructors to monitor your progress through to solo.

Your airtime will be greater than most locations in the UK, because the local terrain provides good ridge soaring potential. Training flights are typically 45 to 60 minutes, which means you get more time to practice than many locations.

By the time you are sent solo, you will be able to act as pilot in command, undertake pre-flight inspections, handle aircraft correctly on the ground, assist with airfield operations, take off, and land.

You will be able to demonstrate to your instructor that you possess all the skills required to fly safely on your own. And yes - flying on your own for the first time gives a feeling of such immense satisfaction, and yet, it is the real start of your flying career!

Gliding is an affordable sport, it has a good outdoor lifestyle, and yes, we do have fun. Also, the views of the majestic Brecons Beacons makes Talgarth Airfield a magnet for flying and ---- later on in the day, why not discuss your flying exploits with a BBQ under the Talgarth Airfield oak tree - Life doesn't get much better than this!

Black Mountains Gliding Club Contact Details

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Telephone: 01874 711463

Black Mountains Gliding Club
The Brecon Beacons
United Kingdom

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Opening Times

Pricing Details

Trial Lesson £80 - £85 from 1/3/15
Other options available
Supervoucher, A trial lesson for two £159
Mini-Course - Three Flights £209

Latest News and Special Offers

The club is daily March until the end of October, and at weekends throughout the remainder of the year.

So, a Trial Lesson voucher can be a special and perfect gift to celebrate a birthday, a wedding anniversary, Christmas, or any other special occasion . The voucher is valid for one year from purchase so the lucky recipient can fly with us at a time that is convenient to them. We offer a trial lesson for two people, so you can fly and compare your experiences.

For 2015, we offer fixed price courses for 3, 4 or five days. Whatever option you try, you become a member of the club for 3 months, so you can have additional instruction at club rates.

Gliding is not expensive, annual membership less than £5 a week, and glider hire about £26 an hour. Add you launch fee, say £30, and you could have 1 hours flying for about £55. Not bad when you are a member.

We also offer annual membership so you can further your gliding aspirations, please see our website website link for the current charges, and loads of useful information.