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.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

This weekends flying

I met up with Mark today for a couple of hours flying on Meio. Conditions were iffy with regular showers and good patches of both lift and sink. 

Ron Broughton, that man famous for EPP 60 man on man racing, came along flying one of his own designs and a Flying Fish, 60" mouldie. 

It turns out that the model Phil gave me and said was an M60, turns out to be a Ron Broughton Polecat

So for tomorrow, it has been decided that we shall all fly on Meio, as Phil wants to stay local and Chris may only be able to get out for an hour or so and doesn't want to travel far. 

See you there if you're going. 

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