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.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Flying in foreign lands ....... ok, England lol

Well the weekend is fast approaching, and Saturday looks like being a cracking day with decent south westerly winds and double figure temperatures. It appears Spring may truly be on its way!

I am straying away from my usual slopes in South Wales and heading to West Sussex, (that's in SE England for those of you whose geography is rubbish lol), flying with the boys at SlopeSoaringSussex 

I love to fly my local slopes but I also like the variety of flying in different places too, so this is the first of three planned away matches I have this year so far.

I know Paul Hampshire at Slope Soaring Sussex is rallying up the boys and it should be a good weekend.

For those of you staying at home in Wales, have a good weekend on the slopes.

Happy flying

1 comment:

  1. Have a good weekend and try not to break anything 😉