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Talgarth

Major
County: Powys
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 1980
Current Use: Active
Used By: Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved
Aircraft Roles: General aviation

The Black Mountains Gliding Club has always resided at its highly positioned home 970 feet above sea level. Local farmer Derrick Eckley created Talgarth on part of his farm in 1978, a clubhouse and hanger being built two years later; the club officially joined the British Gliding Association in January 1983. This airfield was initially rather small but has grown over the years, and the club now owns it, having purchased Talgarth from the Eckley family in 1998.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Talgarth Community Council
  • Talgarth Library

 

ABCT would like to thank the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales for the use of their images. Find out more here: www.rcahmw.gov.uk and search their database here: www.coflein.gov.uk.

Main unit(s) present:

  • Black Mountains GC
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Gliders at Talgarth airfield, August 2003. © Roger Cornfoot and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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Talgarth airfield, 29 May 2008. © Peter Evans and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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A glider landing at Talgarth airfield, 29 May 2008. © Peter Evans and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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Aerial photograph of Talgarth airfield, 11 June 2009. © Crown copyright: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

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Aerial photograph of Talgarth airfield, 11 June 2009. © Crown copyright: Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

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Gliders at Talgarth airfield, 2 March 2015. © Philip Halling and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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View of Talgarth, 2 March 2015.

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