Welcome

 

Welcome to the LMSC

(supporting pilots since 1975)

Please note: the webcams and weather stations are now located on the Webcams and weather page.

The LMSC web site 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.

We also have a Facebook page, which anyone can join. Go to our Facebook group

EVERYONE READ THIS

When you go to the Long Mynd, you might notice the fence to the road is a lot higher now – to stop people climbing over it and missing the notice board by the gate.  This is there purely to ensure that EVERYONE has current information on anything safety wise or relating to the launch or bottom landing fields.  It is every single pilots responsibility to ensure they check this as they go through the gate to our field.

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 Mynd itself – this now applies to every day of the week. You can pay the fee online by clicking here.

After paying site management costs, the majority of this fee goes to the air ambulance. Together with income from social events, from 2011 to 2016 we contributed over £3000.

 

Recent announcements

 

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 via YX Paragliding using the link at the bottom of their home page.  Please note that due to a number of selfish pilots not paying up, this important flying site is at risk.  The farmer makes a note of how many wings he sees from the fields below.  Please for everyone’s sake if you fly there, do pay up – it’s very easy to do via Paypal or card.  If you don’t want to pay to fly there (when it’s windy and in the right direction), then either don’t fly at all or try somewhere else.

CANP (Civil Aviation Notification Procedure)

See the safety page for details on how to submit one.  It really is very easy and important to do so, especially so in our flying area where the RAF are so active.

Weather

The webcams and weather stations are now located on the Webcams and 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.