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, 9 December 2015

PSSA Events Calendar 2016

Hi all

For those of you interested in the PSS side to our hobby, the PSSA have firmed up the following dates to add to your calendars with some more dates to follow, including a date at the Bwlch.

Orme event 1 (APRIL 16/17th)
Orme event 2 (JUNE 11/12th)
Lleyn MAC event (August 13/14th)
Orme event 3 A-4 Skyhawk Mass Build Event (10th/11th September)
Orme event 4 (October 8/9th)

And just to remind you, 2016 is the 30th anniversary of the PSSA, so there could be some non flying events taking place also. Watch this space for details.