Welcome

 

Welcome to the LMSC

(supporting pilots since 1975)

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.
  • using the chat box on the left, where members can quickly post comments. Again, only LMSC members can post, but anyone can read.
  • sending up to date site condition reports via Twitter. Anyone can use this to give information on current conditions, by sending a tweet which includes the hash tag, #lmscsite – you can also use it to exchange information, e.g. to say you are going to a particular site today. You don’t need to be a member to use this.

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.

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 online here.

Weather

For information on local weather, go to our weather page – and there are also readings from the Mynd weather station at the bottom of this page.

Air ambulance

Contribute to our local air ambulance at Midlands Air Ambulance

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.

Recent announcements
  • Last year’s LMSC BBQ was a blast! Come along and enjoy the fun this year, the more the merrier. With laid on music, lights and a BBQ plus a forecast that promises views of a sunset, no rain and a good chance of flying! This Saturday from 6pm...

    Posted By Crawford Coulson

  • LONG MYND BBQ- Saturday 23rd from about 6pm onwards. ok, so we're on! Our club BBQ is for members, their friends and family. Remember this is a flying site and we hope flying will be taking place. So please take responsibility for anyone you bring and keep them safely in the bbq area. Bring your own food and drink. We have bbq to cook on. Bring warm clothing. It's beautiful up there but gets very cold. There'll be a cake stall. Donations for Air Ambulance. We've got music and lights. Small tents can be set up along the fence line after flying has finished (for this night only). We'll have a raffle in aid of Air Ambulance and Cancer Research. Look forward to seeing you all there :D

    Posted By Ellie Hoskins

  • I've finally realised that the photo on one of the web cams isn't changing. The photo with the wind sock on it is NOT updating, so don't take any notice of it till I get it fixed (or rather, get the person who manages the server to fix it). The web cam showing the LMSC field IS updating, and shows the current weather. The data - wind speed etc - overlaid on both the web cam images is correct, and updating. Apologies, I'll get this sorted asap.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

  • Some problems in the Dolomites if you have a paragliding trip planned. Point 7 reference smoke bombs is interesting!

    Posted By Crawford Coulson

  • Looks like the web cams are down at the moment (and have been for a few hours). Possibly the MGC has lost its internet connection. I'm chasing this up now. The wind is WNW, averaging around 14, but gusty. Big clouds around, looks showery.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

Site reports
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Long Mynd webcams and weather station

There are now 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. Updates every five minutes.

Pointing at LMSC launch

 

MGC Webcam: Pointing west to the windsock at the MGC. Updates every two minutes.

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