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.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Featured Posts

Hi all

I'd just like to tell you about a new feature which has been added to Blogger. This is the Featured Post, which you will find to the left of the page, just underneath the Home tab.

My intention is to use this to feature older videos I have posted relating to the month that we are currently in. So for instance, the story and video I am currently featuring was originally posted in August 2015, but next month it could be September 2013.

So please come back regularly to see which story and video is being featured.

Happy flying

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