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.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

PSSA Fly for Fun

Hi all. Well there are only 2 weeks to go until the Fly for Fun meet at the Bwlch. It's the weekend of the 19th/20th September for anyone who doesn't know. 
Everyone is welcome to come along and fly, even if you do not have a PSS model. The only thing you must have is BMFA insurance. 
I'm sure there will be some fab scale models to admire on the ground as well as in the air. My latest acquisition is featured below, a WW2 Hawker Typhoon. 
So I hope to see some of you there, and please drop me an email should you have any questions. 

Happy flying

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