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


  • The reason it's not been flyable for months. Good news though.... It only going to last a few more months!!! https://www.facebook.com/newscientist/posts/10153963333019589

    A key index used to rank anomalies in sea surface temperatures suggests the El Niño we are now experiencing is truly a record-breaker

    Posted By Nick Bubb

    8 hours ago

  • Putting up the wind sock. At least the sailplanes are expecting a good day today.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

    February 3rd

  • Includes some good points on setting them up too.

    Here's how to make getting into a pod easy! http://flybubble.co.uk/articles/page/1437

    Posted By Crawford Coulson

    February 2nd

  • These are the 2015 UK Paragliding XC League Prize Winners for the categories chosen by Flybubble, Naviter and Syride. Congratulations to all - your prizes will be winging their way to you shortly! :D

    Posted By Gill Le Gras

    February 1st

  • The sound is a bit faint on my laptop, but plugging in a headset or speakers will fix it.

    I've loaded up the complete Gordon's Flying in Wave workshop on to YouTube. Its in five parts due to the time limitations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI9HuoUGwy0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVL0_BENjbQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf9Vbdza83A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfT-z5RDvAo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8OnWsW4Hww

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

    February 1st

  • Bit of fun...

    Pilots! How well do you know your sport? Take our short fun quiz. It'll help us build some interesting infographics, and we're sending out some free Hoodies to say thanks too.

    Posted By Crawford Coulson

    January 30th

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 online here.


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


Expected cloud base, in feet above launch.