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, 8 July 2016

Weekend Flying 9th & 10th July

Hi guys

Just a quick note about what's on flying wise this weekend.

I understand there is a F3F competition happening at the Bwlch on Sunday, so you can bet your life they will be up there practicing on Saturday as well.

The forecast for the weekend is looking dry with a good south westerly breeze on both days, so with Mickeys unavailable our alternative option is Meio. Not a bad alternative to have though eh.

I shall be there from about midday tomorrow until mid afternoon, but I can't fly on Sunday as my alcohol levels will probably be still to high after a party on Saturday night. Hic.

I hope to see you tomorrow, if not, happy flying wherever you are.


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