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.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Weekends Flying 26/27th September

Hi all

Well another weekend is upon us. My apologies for not putting up the PSS review with video as yet but I have been busy with holiday preparation and Cardiff Half Marathon training. Maybe I will get chance to complete this later this evening.

The weather forecast is looking good this weekend with a high pressure over the UK and the wind at Cardiff Airport on Saturday easterly 9 mph and easterly on Sunday 14 mph.

I have things I need to do on Saturday so I can't make the Bwlch but I may just try the big bowl that overlooks Upper Cwmbran, which flies on E - SE, then head up to the Bwlch on Sunday to fly the mighty Crest. Woohoo!

So I hope to see some of you on a slope soon.

Happy flying

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