Gliding in the Mountains (mini-course)


The Experience
This stunning experience gives you the amazing chance to fly with the birds in the stunning Black Mountains in Wales! Flying in a two-seat glider, your instructor will show you the fabulous sights of Hay on Wye, the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains.

Your course will start with a full pre-flight briefing and then it’s time to take to the skies. Depending on weather conditions, your instructor will position the aircraft to soar the updrafts created by the mountains. You will be flying within feet of sheer rock (and sheep!) on the end of the mountain. It’s an experience like no other!

Upon booking your course you may have the option to spread your flights over a number of days, enabling you to enjoy the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains by ground and air.

The course consists of two flights launched by aerotow (towed up behind a powered aircraft). If the wind is favorable, you and your instructor will extend your flights by staying airborne using updrafts created by the mountains.

Lee says: ‘I have flown gliders over Wales many times. The views are stunning and the flight conditions are like none other I have experienced in gliding. This course comes highly recommended.’