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 November 2016

Your Weekend Flying Forecast 12th/13th November

Hi guys

Here is your flying forecast for this weekend.

Saturday - This is looking like being the better of the two days if you want to get out to fly. The day is looking dry with sunny intervals with a NNW or NW wind rising to about 14 mph.

Your slope choices will be the Ice Cream slope at the Bwlch, Meio Common or Abertysswg.

Sunday - Another dry day with sunny intervals. The wind appears to be starting northerly at 6 - 9 mph but moving to NW by mid afternoon withe the wind strength decreasing.

Your slope choices will be as per Saturday.

I will not be flying at all this weekend as I have other things to be doing, like watching the Wales v Argentina rugby at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. And on Sunday I am running in the Cardiff MoRun, raising money for mens health issues.

So have fun all, whatever you are doing this weekend.

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