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.

Monday, 16 May 2016

PSSA Fly for Fun - May 2016

Hi all

Well this weekend sees the second PSSA Fly for Fun meeting being held at the Bwlch.

I hesitate at this early stage to mention the weather, but at the moment it is looking like a good west or south westerly with possible showers, but we all know how these forecasts can change. We'll have a better idea on Thursday evening.

We will all meet at the lay-by with the ice cream van at 10 AM on Saturday and Sunday and move on to which ever slope we are flying from, and from there we will have a short briefing about safety and the slope itself for the benefit of those that have not flown these slopes before.

I shall post an update on Friday evening in regard to which slope we are likely to be flying from. In the meantime, happy flying.


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