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, 11 December 2015

This weekends flying

Christmas is looming fast now and I have Christmas things to do on Saturday, but I will be flying on Sunday. 

At the moment it's looking like light, south easterly winds will be the order of the day, so I guess the slope of choice will be Back of Wrecker st the Bwlch. Hopefully up there we'll get double figure wind speeds. 

Paul from slopesoaringsussex is visiting this weekend and will be joining us on the slopes. I see he's bringing the weather with him again, lol. 

So I hope to see some of the usual faces on Sunday. 

Happy flying. 

1 comment:

  1. As long as it's not raining Josh and I will be there.

    Wildy is looking good 👍