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.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Flying Forecast 17th/18th December

Hi all

Our autumn/winter so far has been very unusual this year. Apart from one week when we had sub zero night time temperatures, our climate has been very mild, with temperatures up into double figures (°C), and no sign of the autumn gales that once were common, or the frosts for that matter either.

This weekend isn't looking much different with day time temperatures around 10°C, however there isn't much wind in the forecast.

Saturday - South Easterly and 3 mph doesn't make for good flying, but if you wanted to chance your luck then a walk over to the far side of the Crest could produce some results. That forecast looks like there is too much east in the wind direction for Back of Wrecker to be any good.

Sunday - Westerly and 6 mph, so Rhossili would be a good bet, or Mickey's and Meio.

Personally I think that with such light winds forecast, I'll give it a miss.

Have a great weekend whatever you're doing.


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