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.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Friday Flying.

So its looking like Phil, Mark and myself are heading up Mickey's in the morning to make the best of whatever wind is up there. I shall take the bungee with me, just in case as I can launch the Whisper, and Mark his Race M on the bungee. I've never seen an F3F machine launched on a bungee before!
If anyone else fancies joining us, you're most welcome.

1 comment:

  1. How did it go guys?
    It wasn't worth me traveling to the Bwlch, or even the Meio, with such light winds today.
    I'll soon have something to fly off a bungee when I get my Algerbra.

    Sunday is looking more promising....fingers crossed.