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.

Monday, 14 December 2015

PSSA Flying Event at the Bwlch

Hi all

I am pleased to be able to announce that a date has now been set to hold a PSS Fly for Fun meet at the Bwlch over the 21st & 22nd May 2016.

I have spoken with the other flying groups that use the Bwlch and the F3F guys have nothing currently booked for these dates, and the South East Wales Paraglider & Hang Glider Association are keeping those dates clear for us also.

The date is now logged into the BARCS calendar and Phil Cook of the PSSA will announce the dates in due course on the PSSAonline website and elsewhere.

2016 is the 30th anniversary of the PSSA and there will be many flying meetings over the year around the country, and following the success 2 years ago of the Jet Provost mass build project, this year there will also be a mass build project of the A4 Skyhawk, culminating in a special mass build meet at the Orme in September.

So whether you are into PSS models or not, everyone is welcome to come along and watch or even fly whatever you have, provided you have BMFA insurance.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Happy flying.


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