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

 

  • Flying the north end of the Long Mynd: Message from our safety officer: Can everyone please take note that on westerly days there are very often model flyers in the bowl at the north end. Our sites guide advises against flying into this bowl. A few years back a hang glider pilot at Devils Dyke was killed by a model that hit his wing, you as a pilot will always come off worse, some of these models are huge, and even a light weight one at speed would probably cut your lines straight through. I have been in a sailplane over that end of the ridge at well over a thousand feet above ground, and seen the models above me. Apart from anything else, they don't come down here and launch by the road (which they could do if they wished) and get in our way, so why should we get in theirs - they have just as much right as us, just less risk of death. I know the vast majority of pilots already adhere to this advice, but if you see anyone straying that way, please do speak nicely to them afterwards and warn them.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

    June 24th

  • Speed flying the Modelers' Bowl Yesterday, Thursday, a couple of speed wings were launching from the modeller’s bowl, flying out, and landing in a field below. Now, the bowl is obviously not an LMSC site, and we can’t stop people flying there. BUT we have an agreement with the modelers (as we do with the Midland Gliding Club) about where we can and cannot fly. Such agreements benefit both sides. Otherwise, the modelers could very easily start flying from the field next to our launch, and we really, really don’t want a bunch of models in the middle of us. That’s why we have the agreement that we don’t fly within the bowl (which was the subject of a separate post earlier today, being a separate incident). And why they keep well away from us. Apart from the risk of collision, both the modelers and the farmers where they landed, are – not unreasonably – quite likely to think it was the LMSC doing this. It wasn’t, and we don’t sanction it in any way. So we are strongly suggesting that if the people who did this are LMSC members, or read this, you do not fly again from there.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

    23 hours ago

  • Fews pics Mynd end of the day today 23/6/16

    Posted By David Mckenzie

    June 23rd

  • http://www.shropshirestar.com/entertainment/2016/06/21/watch-amazing-lost-film-of-amy-johnson-flying-in-shropshire/

    A remarkable and rare lost film of "aviatrix" Amy Johnson in Shropshire has come to light after more than 75 years, dug out of a cupboard in Bishop's Castle and clearly showing her piloting a glider on the Long Mynd. 

    Posted By Odette Jo

    June 21st

  • Mynd bottom landing Please, if you fly at the Mynd tomorrow, Thursday, can you make sure people know about the temporary change to the PG bottom landing. It is not the usual field, it is the one to the south of that with the wind sock in it. Someone apparently landed in the wrong field yesterday.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

    June 22nd

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.