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.
  • 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
  • BASH 2015 The annual bash is booked for Saturday 18th April, 7.30 ish at The Bridges, Ratlinghope, where it has been held for the last couple of years. There will be a buffet which only costs £10.00 and is open to all members and partners. Its a great night with good food, great company - of course, and awards and prizes I think, for last years xc's etc... Booking has been made very easy thanks to Geoff - go through the paypal link, https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=UBACV322BDPB4 Contact them directly if you are interested in accommodation, to see if it's still available. http://www.thebridgespub.co.uk/

    If you are looking for a country pub in Shropshire, The Bridges is great place to come and visit. Call us on 01588 650260 to book a table.

    Posted By Odette Jo

  • This new podcast should be of interest to LM members - Sharing the Sky with hang gliding champion Kathleen Rigg. Hang gliding has suffered a decline in recent years and paraglider pilots are getting fewer opportunities to fly with hang gliders. They are therefore often unaware of their flying, launch and landing characteristics, difference in speed, etc. This lack of understanding had sometimes inadvertently caused problems for hang glider pilots and lead to friction between the two communities. In this podcast Kathleen explains some of the issues about sharing the sky from the hang glider perspective and talks about what we can all do to make things easier for everyone - and that includes paraglider pilots as well!

    Kathleen Rigg is an extremely accomplished hang glider pilot based in Derbyshire, England. She has flown at the top level of the Women's World Hang Gliding Championships for years, has been the British Women's Champion numerous times and has been awarded the Royal Aero Club Individual Gold Award. Ha…

    Posted By Judith Mole

  • West but breezy for PGs, and looks pretty ominous out in front.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

  • Today's flying

    Posted By Odette Jo

  • Who's flying tomorrow ?

    Posted By Craig Holland

  • Web cams Our apologies, but the web cams aren't working properly at the moment. The images shown are correct and up to date, but the data superimposed on the bottom of them is incorrect. You can easily tell this by looking at the time given - it says "Data @ 13:42". The weather station batteries are flat, I think. I'm trying to get someone to replace these (it's a 3200 mile round trip for me to do it at the moment). Once they're replaced, or it's plugged into the mains, I can probably reconfigure it from here.

    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. 

 

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