About A470 Soaring

This is the blog for a few guys who spend their time flying radio controlled gliders, or slope soarer's, from the many and varied slopes around SE Wales.

This usually begins at the northern end of Cardiff, driving north up the A470 up to the Heads of the Valley's and the southern fringe of the Brecon Beacons. But the A470 road continues its windy way all the way to N Wales.

There are many slopes available for most wind directions, the most famous being the area between Nant-y-Moel and Treorchi known as The Bwlch, which has some of the best slopes and flying in Europe with many F3F competitions being held there each year and visited by many fliers from Europe and around the world. At 1500 feet (450m) above sea level, there is usually more wind than not, and certainly more than at sea level.

If you require any further information, are new to slope soaring or are visiting the area, please contact Steve at steve.houghton59@gmail.com . I look forward to hearing from you.

Take a look at Page 2 (look below and to the left here) for Google maps of our most popular Flying Sites.

Friday, 3 October 2014

At last some wind!

Well Saturday looks like being a flying day after the forecasted morning rain has passed, and with a 17 mph north westerly forecast, I think a trip to the Meio is in order. I'm itching to fly my Tracuer again! I've also got the M60 ready for another test flight. The last time I tried to fly this, I had a couple of test throws away from the slope and the switch failed, so it was a good job I didn't commit that one to the slope, but flying it on Meio means that if it does go down, it is easily retrievable.
Sunday is forecast to be rainy but at least I will get my weekly fix tomorrow. :)
I suspect Mark & Chris will head up to the Bwlch to fly the Ice Cream Slope but I know Phil and his lad Josh are coming to Meio.

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