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.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

South Wales Soaring Association (SWSA)

Calling all existing SWSA members, and those interested in a relaunching of the club.

There will be a meeting at the Rose & Crown, Eglwysilan (near Caerphilly, Pontypridd), beginning promptly at 8pm on Friday 12th May to discuss getting this club up and running again, so please arrive at least 10 minutes early to give yourselves time to purchase a beverage before the meeting begins.

There is a large car park to the side of the pub and we have been given access to the conservatory to hold this meeting.

For those of you who fly on Meio, you will know where this pub is, which is only a few hundred metres from the Meio slope. The postcode is CF37 5BJ if you want to look it up on Google maps.

I hope we will have a reasonable turnout as this could be beneficial to all who fly in SE Wales in particular, S Wales generally, and the F3F competition fliers who fly at the Bwlch.

Please contact me if you require any further info regarding the venue, but questions regarding the club will be dealt with at the meeting only.


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