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.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Mill Mill, Shoreham by Sea

Hi all

Paul Hampshire of Slopesoaringsussex and myself had a blast this morning flying our EPP60 racers at Mill Hill, Shoreham by Sea. Wind speed in the region of 35 - 40 mph and there was only one other guy there, flying a SAS Wildthing, which was being blown backwards mostly. 

Anyway, we had a couple of hours racing back and forth across the slope. 

Unfortunately my hat cam video footage isn't usable as I had to wear my ski goggles and consequently my hat was tilted to far upwards, so all the action was in the very bottom of the frame. But the footage shown below taken on our smart phones gives you an idea of the flying conditions.

Enjoy and happy flying.


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