Welcome

 

Welcome to the LMSC

(supporting pilots since 1975)

Go to the webcams

This is where you’ll find up to date information about our sites and activities. As well as the site guide and a huge range of other information, you can actively contribute by posting in the discussion forum – only LMSC members can post, but anyone can read it.

Only LMSC members are able to login – do so by using the link on the left.

Visiting pilots

Visiting pilots are very welcome to fly most of the Long Mynd sites. All pilots flying our sites must be British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (BHPA) members (or members of an equivalent foreign organisation) as this includes insurance to cover injuries to other pilots or damage to property. Before flying, please read our sites guide and speak to a committee member, club coach or experienced local pilot about bottom landings, local conditions, airspace, etc. You can find details of our club coaches on the coaching pages. Why not join the LMSC if you fly our sites regularly?

Please note: if you are not an LMSC member, there is a £3 per day fee for flying the Long Mynd at weekends and bank holidays. You can pay the fee online by clicking here. After paying site management costs, the rest of this fee goes to the air ambulance.

 

Recent announcements

 

  • Where's the westerly winds when you need them!!!! 😭😭

    Posted By James Adey

    9 hours ago

  • LMSC Big Bash, Inn on the Green, 14th May - we are now fully booked for meals. Of course, if you can’t come for the meal, you can still just turn up for a drink and chat. (You may also be able to eat in the rest of the pub, rather than the private room the LMSC is in, but that needs to be arranged direct with the Inn on the Green).

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

    May 4th

  • An early start at the Mynd

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

    April 30th

  • Big Bash 2016, Saturday, 14th May It's Big Bash time again. Food, drink, prizes for the longest XC, etc. This year it's at the Inn on the Green, Wentnor. Two course meal, £12.50. It's always a fun evening out, and this year Mark Leavesley is hoping to run a ground handling clinic on the same day, free to LMSC members. We need firm meal bookings by the 7th May. Full information, including menus and the booking link, are on the social page at

    Big Bash 2016: Saturday, 14th May, 7 for 7.30 The LMSC Annual Bash (with prizes) has now been booked for the evening of Saturday, 14th May 2016, at the INN ON THE GREEN – WENTNOR (http://www.theinnonthegreen.net). 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm. A two course (main and dessert) sit down meal is available for a…

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

    April 11th

  • New podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Tim-Patrick Meyer. Tim learnt to fly in Chile and has since competed in various events, including a pre-PWC where he succeeded in getting onto the podium in the sports class. Tim-Patrick's questions included queries about his flying dreams, a flight that still makes him smile and whether he would fly without a parachute?

    In the third podcast in the series, we gave Tim-Patrick Meyer ten random flying-related questions from our bank of 250. Tim-Patrick is a German pilot who learnt to fly while living in Chile. Coming back to Germany was a bit of a shock to his flying system! Tim answers questions on his flying dreams,…

    Posted By Judith Mole

    April 24th

  • Hi All,my husband is worried that no one is interested in the bash. Prove him wrong, turn up to support the club (and me). Its at the inn in the green at wentnor and hopefully it'll be a westerly with good flying at the Mnd on the day. I think Mark is planning a ground handling coaching session on the day so even if it's not a great Xc day, we can all-improve our skills for that epic Xc day, when it really matters. Please help a nagged wife, I'm fed up of the moaning. Book now and save me some grief!! 🍹☀️🍲🍰🍺🍻🍾

    Posted By Gill Le Gras

    April 17th

Long Mountain

Many LMSC pilots also fly Long Mountain. This is not an LMSC site, but it is within our area. There is a £5 site fee for flying here. Pay this to beyondextreme@hotmail.com using PayPal.

Weather

The Mynd webcams are at the bottom of this page. For other information on local weather, go to our weather page.

Air ambulance

Contribute to our local air ambulance at Midlands Air Ambulance. Here is their Justgiving page, where you can easily make donations. Alternatively, you can donate via the LMSC when you join or renew as an LMSC member.

Want to learn to fly?

We are a club of qualified pilots and do not train people wanting to learn to fly. However, there are local schools who will be happy to teach you to fly, or give you tandem lessons. Please see our Schools page for more details.

Contact the club

Email secretary [at] longmynd.org or see the Committee page for a full list of email addresses.

Long Mynd webcams and weather station

There are two webcams at the Mynd,  courtesy of the Midland Gliding Club. For both, time is displayed in GMT, wind speed in knots. So to get the actual time, in summer, add one hour to the displayed time!

LMSC Webcam: Pointing north to the LMSC site.

Pointing at LMSC launch

 

MGC Webcam: Pointing west to the windsock at the MGC.

Pointing west to windsock

 

Weather station information. This is also located at the MGC. Updates every 15 minutes.

Data summary

 

Wind direction and QNH over last 4 hours Wind speed over last 4 hours

 

 

SARN

Sarn is currently open to LMSC members only (temporary guest membership can be obtained by contacting any committee member)

This image below is from our weather station located near Sarn with the camera pointing at take off. Data collected constantly but averaged over 15 minutes, camera every ten minutes.

Most recent camera image below (updated every 10 minutes).

Link to full data capture (history, trends in graphs and charts) – Opens in a new window. Once in that new window if you click on the header ‘Camera’ you will get a complete listing of the days photographs in time order rather than just the one current one. If it is flyable wings can just about be seen ground handling or flying.