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, 31 October 2014

The Weekends Flying Ahead

Mark is not available until early afternoon on Saturday and so is heading up Meio, which suits me also as I have some things to do in the morning.

Sunday the forecast is for it being cloudy, possible light showers and a 16/17 mph south westerly, so a trip to Mickey's may be in order for some "big air" flying.

Our old friend Clayton, otherwise known as Skippy, may be along too for his first flying in 2 years. It'll be good to see him.

Phil isn't flying this weekend, and I don't know about Chris, he may still be puppy sitting, but I hope to see some of you out and about over the weekend.

I also have a new head cam to try out, which should be fun.

See ya soon glider guiders.

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