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, 13 January 2017

Weekend flying forecast 14th/15th January

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

Saturday - A mostly fine, dry and bright day but with a possibility of the odd wintry shower. Temperatures of 6°C but will be closer to freezing on the tops of the slopes and with the wind chill. The wind is north westerly about 10-12 mph.

So your slope options are the Ice Cream Slope at the Bwlch, Abertysswg or Meio Common.

Sunday - A cloudier day than Saturday but mostly dry with temperatures around 9°C and a north westerly wind again of 12 - 14 mph.

I may go up to the Bwlch on Sunday for an hour or two, or stay home and carry on building my new model projects.

The Bwlch in winter

Have a great weekend guys, whatever you're doing.


No comments:

Post a Comment