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

 

  • marks flight today worth a watch

    Posted By Alan Clark

    December 01

  • Posted By Alan Clark

    December 01

  • The Sarn weather station is now fully working again, thanks to Chairman Nick and Dave Thomas. The Mynd weather station is still only working intermittently; we will be replacing the computer it uses as soon as we can. The web cams are working fine.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

    December 01

  • Ten Random Questions for... Malin Lobb The British Paragliding Racing Academy's co-founder answers questions on whether he has a lucky charm/mascot when flying, which superhero he most resembles and in three words, how he would describe his flying style. Enjoy.

    Posted By Judith Mole

    November 29

  • Hi Everyone, the Leavesley Aviation Xmas party is happening on 10 Dec 8.30-1am fancy dress letter beginning with P let your imagination run wild!! Live music and DJ's, bar with cocktails, prize for best fancy dress and lots of fun to be had. Ticket are £5 per person, we are not selling ticket on the door so you must purchase them before hand. They can be bought off me or you can get them from Happy Bap or textile traders in Boshops castle. Come on let's have an amazing night xx You can buy tickets via PayPal if it's easier sianleavesley@yahoo.com Mark as gift and just put your name.

    Posted By Sian Leavesley

    November 26

  • Anyone paramotoring the wknd

    Posted By Pete Steventon

    November 25

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

Weather stations: We are having problems with MGC weather stations. For the Mynd, if the wind strength is showing as constant – same speed for current and gusts over the last hour or so – the weather station is not working. The web cam images ARE correct. We are planning to change the computer shortly. For the Sarn weather station, the wind direction was not working after a storm, but following several trips to Sarn including near accident in the ice our Chairman Nick Le Gras has successfully replaced the weather direction vane. It is now working again. 

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.