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.


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
  • One I'm really looking forward to watching when it is released, here's the trailer: http://vimeo.com/75588605

    Posted By Crawford Coulson

  • Still a few places left for the meal at Cromwells in the centre of Shrewsbury. http://www.cromwellsinn.com/download_pdf/Christmas%20Party%20Menu%202014.pdf The date is the 27th of November, go to the LMSC website to secure your place and follow the link to make your menu choices.

    Posted By Odette Jo

  • anyone giving Bache a go on saturday?

    Posted By Caroline Williams

  • PRE-CHRISTMAS MEAL Hi all, The club are arranging a meal which all LMSC members and partners are invited to. It will be a great night, held at Cromwells wine bar and restaurant in the centre of Shrewsbury at 7.30 for 8pm on Thursday the 27th of November. They are offering us a choice of 2 courses for £15.95 or 3 courses for £19.95. http://www.cromwellsinn.com/download_pdf/Christmas%20Party%20Menu%202014.pdf You need to book ASAP, as it's only 3 weeks away. Booking is very easy through paypal (you don't even need a paypal account to use it). Go to it through the LMSC website which is http://www.longmynd.org/?page_id=21 Remember to give your menu choices when you use the paypal link.

    Posted By Odette Jo

  • Great direction. Just a shame about the wind strength and the rain.

    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