Welcome to the LMSC
(supporting pilots since 1975)
Corona Virus update ….. 2/06/2020
The Welsh government relaxation with respect to exercise and leisure are subject to, and limited by, the conditions they define as staying “local” (defined approx. 5 miles from home) and an obligation to continue to comply with social distancing.
Please also note that current guidance states, you should not be travelling from England into Wales either.
So…. the committee considers that access to the sites below are currently limited to pilots that are “local” to them.
Following consultations with the landowners, our Sites Officer now reports on the availability of our Welsh flying sites as follows
Camlo – Open
Clatter – Closed …The farmer considers the risks are too high for him currently
Sarn – This site is now permanently Closed
A massive blow to us, we have only just been advised , as we sought to reopen it !
Please do not guerrilla fly this site , you will likely be very unwelcome, and off course, will jeopardise any future negotiations.
Nick Le Gras
Previous Corona Virus update from ….. 14/05/2020
Further to the last update issued on May 12 ,
The much awaited clarifications and guidance we have been waiting for principally from the CAA and the BHPA on the resumption of paragliding has now arrived.
It’s clear then that paragliding can now resume in England provided the appropriate steps are taken, and issued guidance observed.
The Long Mynd Soaring club is fortunate enough to have access to 5 sites in England, one of which we of course own.
Your sites officers have consulted with landowners and confirm that the sites identified below may be considered to be “Open” with immediate effect.
If any special conditions have been placed upon us by the land owners in these extraordinary times ,they are additionally identified below
LMSC sites now considered to be open
Wrekin : Open
We would like to remind all pilots that there is now ***** an authorised bottom landing for paragliders *****
Black Knoll : Open
For the complete avoidance of doubt all our other sites remain closed as they are located in Wales
Previous Coronavirus update from :- 25/03/20
Our Committee have taken the view that all our flying sites are to be considered closed with immediate effect
This action reflects the latest government issued advice
Additionally we are uncomfortable with the potential to:
· Burden the NHS with spring time flying accidents
We trust all pilots will understand and comply with this request until further notice
N. Le Gras , LMSC Chair