Welcome to the Long Mynd Soaring Club (LMSC) – supporting pilots since 1975!
The LMSC has 13 soaring sites located in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and mid-Wales. Most are ‘open’ sites except for Clatter and The Wrekin for which we ask non-members to contact a committee member for a day’s temporary pass before going to the site.
Club Telegram groups and social media links are to be found lower down this page.
The Long Mynd site itself has an honesty box and we ask non-members for a day fee of £3 which goes towards the sites upkeep. The day fee can also be paid online here: https://webcollect.org.uk/lmsc/subscription
If you fly the sites often, please join to support the club and for all the benefits of membership: https://webcollect.org.uk/lmsc/subscription
The general club email address is: club [at] longmynd.org. Further and emergency contacts are on the ‘Contact Us’ page.
PLEASE NOTE ACROSS OUR SITES :
NO POWERED AIRCRAFT & NO DRONES
PLEASE READ THE RELEVANT SITE GUIDE BEFORE EVERY VISIT TO A SITE
FOR INSURANCE REASONS & LANDOWNER AGREEMENTS (PUBLIC LIABILITY), ALL PILOTS MUST BE BHPA MEMBERS
(FOREIGN PILOTS MAY FLY WITH EQUIVALENT FOREIGN ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP & INSURANCE)
SCHOOLS & COMMERCIAL TANDEMS MUST REGISTER WITH THE CLUB BEFORE USING OUR SITES
Please fly safely and act respectfully, including where our activities bring us close to members of the public or to where animals may be frightened. Remember that we have access to sites and landing fields thanks to the goodwill and generosity of landowners and neighbors. A big smile and a thank you goes a long way!
Parking is often sensitive so please park sensibly and always in accordance with the site guide’s recommendation.
Please always check the relevant site guide before going for the latest updates and adhere to the rules which helps us to keep sites.
This website and forum offer definitive information but we also have the following which we encourage you to join – these are open to anyone who flies LMSC sites. To join a Telegram group ask an existing member to add you, contact a committee member or email your request to club [at] longmynd.org
Telegram group: LMSC Chat (general chat and Q&A)
Telegram group: LMSC Sites Reports (Site updates & reporting conditions on launch) **PLEASE JOIN AT LEAST THIS GROUP FOR IMPORTANT SITE UPDATES**
Telegram Group: LMSC XC Plan & Fly (to share & discuss XC weather, sites & plans; to help lower airtime pilots; to encourage car sharing, meeting & flying together; to improve pilot & club cross country achievements and to increase safety of XC pilots)
Telegram Group: LMSC Coaching Group (for pilots looking for coaching and site advice, must be minimum BHPA CP rated)
Telegram group: Wales & Welsh Borders Retrieve (not Club run, but the cross country retrieve group that covers our sites; see https://flyaszent.com/xc-retrieve/ )
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/www.longmynd.org (advertises club events, for sharing interesting flying news and ideal for showing your pics and videos of flying on or near LMSC sites)
Many of our sites are in areas used for training by low flying military aircraft. Submitting a CANP on time will alert military aircrew and additionally generate a NOTAM for civil aircraft and will thus identify where Hang Glider/Paraglider activity is likely to be occurring for the day – keeping you and others safe. It’s easier than ever to submit using this excellent website with club sites already listed (try it first with the ‘try sending a test’ option) or use the freephone NOTAM service on 0800 515544!
Details on what it is and how it works are here: https://canp.logans.me.uk/about.html