Welcome

 

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

 

  • Does anyone do tandoms on here I'm training to do a paramotor licence but would love to go up as I love it I would pay cheers as I got a fresh breeze for sale as I'm to heavy for it

    Posted By Pete Kelly Chas Steventon

  • Thanks for sharing your lovely site, had a great time!!

    Posted By Miles Hockliffe

  • So my first flight @ the mynd today. After a v breezy n/w morning I got a flight in as it lightened up towards the afternoon. Quite thermic with alot of north. Wish I had a picture to add. Flight aside I met some new faces, and had some good advice given. Not sure of all the names... Now can't wait to get back up and get mixing with the thermals!!... Thanks guys

    Posted By James Adey

  • BOS at the Mynd Well, in spite of mostly crap weather, the BOS hang gliding comp got two flyable days (or three, depending on what you count as flying). The first day, Saturday, was excellent, much better than expected. The goal was a 158 km race to Aylesbury via a turn point at Banbury, and, I think, around 14 people made it, including the rigids. Ben Phillpott, who made his first ever BOS goal, has a nice description of the day on his blog, at http://www.flyskyrocketmedia.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/let-spirit-fly.html. And lots of people did personal bests that day. Sunday and Monday were both canned. Wet and windy. I was optimistic about Tuesday. It was a nice day, and they went up the Mynd, but the wind never dropped enough, and finally it too was canned. Wednesday, the final day, was worse than we expected, with a lot more showers. Westerly again, they went up the Mynd, briefed, and then the window opened at about the same time as the rain started. However, it did clear up later on, and most people managed to fly, but I think only a few got away, under quite threatening skies. There are five shown on LiveTrack (http://www.livetrack24.com/tasks/2171) as having left the hill, with Dave Matthews the furthest at 32.8 km, on a 52 km task. Others, who don't use LiveTrack, may also have left. That’s only two days, but some did fly three. Whilst waiting for the re-briefing on Tuesday, the comp went to the Midland Gliding Club for refreshments. When it was finally canned, people decided they wanted trial lessons, and finally ten people flew in sailplanes, doing loops, ridge running below the ridge at 100+ knots, flying out into the valley, etc. It would have been far better to have had a task, but this was better than nothing. So, not the best round, but at least they had two taskable days, of which one was really good. Results are not yet up, but will be available here: http://bhgcresults.wikidot.com/2015-bos-r3:results

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

  • Nice climb to 2800ft at about 7.30pm last night with Martin Bucknall and Brian Sanders. Earlier conditions were a lot tastier with base over 5000ft but a mistake had me on the ground at a shadow covered Ludlow.

    Posted By David Mckenzie

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.

Weather

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

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