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, 4 April 2016

PSSA Fly for Fun Meet

Just a reminder to any PSS enthusiasts that the first PSSA Fly for Fun meet of 2016 is taking place on the Great Orme, Llandudno on the 16th & 17th April. I shall be heading up there on Friday 15th to make a full weekend of it and hopefully get in a sneaky fly on Friday afternoon.

This year we will be having even more fun by holding a bomb dropping competition. So purchase your bomb through either HobbyKing or Slec and get it fitted to a model for some target fun.

Don't forget that A470 Soaring are hosting the May PSS event on the 21st & 22nd which is taking place at the Bwlch. I have already begun praying to the weather Gods and yesterday I sacrificed a chicken to please them, which also tasted very nice once stuffed and roasted for an hour with potatoes.

I hope to see some of you at the Orme and even more of you at the Bwlch.

Happy flying

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