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.

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Friday, 9 December 2016

Flying forecast 10th/11th December

Hi guys, it's that time of the week again when I look at the flying possibilities for the weekend ahead.

Saturday - A very wet start but drying in the afternoon with a south west to westerly breeze of 8 - 10 mph. Your slopes of choice will be Mickey's at the Bwlch, Meio Common or Rhossili.

Sunday - A dry day with a light westerly breeze of 8 - 10 mph, so your choice of slope is the same as for Saturday.

As Saturday is going to be wet, and the winds light for Sunday, I think I shall get some other things done.

Have a good weekend all.

Happy flying

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