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.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

PSSA Fly for Fun meet

Hi all. This is just a reminder that this weekend, 11th - 12th May the PSSA will be holding their annual Fly for Fun weekend at the Bwlch. This weekend has become a firm favourite of PSSA members offering different slopes, flying conditions and scenery to the usual events held in N Wales.

If you are intending on attending this event, please be at the Ice Cream Slope car parking lay-by before 10 AM on both days for a briefing, otherwise you may not know which slope we will be flying from on a particular day.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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