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.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

PSSA event at the Bwlch

So it has finally been decided that the PSSA will hold their first ever, Fly for Fun event at the Bwlch on the 19th & 20th September 2015. If this proves to be a success, then hopefully we can have another next year also, which will also be the PSSA's 30th anniversary I believe.

It will be great to see such a variety of different models, of all shapes and sizes flying from our slopes.

And on the subject of PSSA events, there is one taking place in April on the Orme, and another in June, also at the Orme.

I shall look to go to the June event as my Lightning won't be ready to fly by the April one, and besides which, I am away on a sloping holiday in Cornwall then. But I will be looking to go to the June event and probably stay at the camp site where I stayed three years ago, when I flew with Tim Mackey and the boys, and a great time that was too. So if anyone fancies joining me on this jolly, I'd love to see you and we'll have a great time.

See you on the slope soon.

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