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.
Only LMSC members are able to login – do so by using the link on the left.
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 to email@example.com using PayPal.
The Mynd webcams are at the bottom of this page. For other information on local weather, go to our weather page.
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
Weather stations: We are having problems with MGC weather stations. For the Mynd, if the wind strength is showing as constant – same speed for current and gusts over the last hour or so – the weather station is not working. The web cam images ARE correct. We are planning to change the computer shortly. For the Sarn weather station, the wind direction was not working after a storm, but following several trips to Sarn including near accident in the ice our Chairman Nick Le Gras has successfully replaced the weather direction vane. It is now working again.
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.
MGC Webcam: Pointing west to the windsock at the MGC.
Weather station information. This is also located at the MGC. Updates every 15 minutes.
Sarn is currently open to LMSC members only (temporary guest membership can be obtained by contacting any committee member)
This image below is from our weather station located near Sarn with the camera pointing at take off. Data collected constantly but averaged over 15 minutes, camera every ten minutes.
Most recent camera image below (updated every 10 minutes).
Link to full data capture (history, trends in graphs and charts) – Opens in a new window. Once in that new window if you click on the header ‘Camera’ you will get a complete listing of the days photographs in time order rather than just the one current one. If it is flyable wings can just about be seen ground handling or flying.