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Welcome to the South West Wales Soaring Website!
The South West Wales Soaring Club (SWWSC) is based in the Swansea area and services an area extending from Carmarthen in the west as far east as Brecon and north to Ammanford. Originally a hang gliding club, the passing of the years have seen great changes in this respect. Sadly, hang gliders are a rarity on most of our sites now, and without a school in the area turning out fresh talent, the trend is not likely to reverse in the foreseeable future.We are a friendly, informal bunch of people, welcoming of visitors who respect our sites, and always looking for new members to join our club. The club has around 85 flying members of which around half are local. The remaining pilots originate mainly from SE Wales and England. Other visiting pilots come to our sites as a result of reciprocal agreements with Welsh Federation clubs or simply turn up to fly one of our open sites. (Having first acquired and read the site rules.)
Due to the somewhat scattered nature our membership, our sites are seldom crowded. On spring and summer weekends with perfect flying conditions, the number of pilots on our hills often numbers less than a dozen! Having said this, our club is thriving and we hold an informal meeting on the first Thursday of every month - check the forums for details of venue. In addition there are regular committee meetings, lectures, parachute re-packs and social functions. A number of our hills are very large and provide for excellent soaring and XC flights. For the last few years we have done well in the Airwave challenge, and we have pilots who fly in other competitions as well as a sprinkling of nationals pilots.
The South West Wales Soaring Club costs only £10 a year to become a full club member. Benefits of joining out club are:
BECOMING A MEMBER OF OUR CLUB FOR 12 MONTHS IS EASY, JUST FOLLOW THE 3 STAGES BELOW!
1) Register a new account by clicking the register link and choose a username & password
2) Complete the online form as requested which you then submit
3) Complete the online payment using PayPal as directed
If you have any queries, please use the contact link above.