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, 13 April 2017

This months featured post

Take a look at this months featured post which is taken from April 2015, when I was on a camping trip to Cornwall.

As I remember, the weather was lovely apart from the wind being mostly in the east, which isn't good when you are on the west coast of Cornwall. 😞

Anyway, there are three videos for you to enjoy.

The first was an hour I spent just south of St Ives flinging my Libelle DLG into the air. The second was some flying done at one of my favourite places, St Agnes. And the third was flying my Wildthing on the Lizard peninsular at a small place called Penhallow.


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