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, 27 January 2017

Flying forecast - Weekend 28th/29th January

Is it the end of January already? Where has it gone?

I've only had one flying session since Christmas due to having had a really bad cold and also the weather has not been good enough to warrant heading out to the slopes.

So this weekend is looking like this.

Saturday - Rain first thing which should be clearing to possibly just the occasional shower, wind south westerly about 12 mph. So your slopes of choice will be Meio or Mickey's.

Sunday - It is looking like Sunday will be a wash out with rain for the best part of the day, wind southerly 15 mph. So if you still fancy trying your luck, then try Back of Wrecker or Southerndown.

I may just give Meio a go on Saturday afternoon for a couple of hours, or until I get too cold.

So whatever you're doing, have a good weekend guys.

Happy flying.

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