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.

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Friday, 3 July 2015

The weekend 4th & 5th July

Hi guys

Well it's looking like Saturday is the day to fly as Sunday looks like being heavy showers with some thunder & lightning thrown in for good measure.

I am heading to the Bwlch first thing in the morning and conditions are looking good for a few hours on Mickey's, with 15 - 18 mph wind forecasted, so Mickey's could easily see 25 mph on the ridge. Just right to maiden my correx built Impalla!

I hope to see some of you up there.

Happy flying

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