Welcome

 

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.
  • 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
  • From XC Mag… Tom de Dorlodot and the Search Projects team have released their award-winning movie Karakoram Highway for free on Vimeo. 41 minutes of amazing footage of flying and adventure in the world's biggest mountains... Featuring Tom de Dorlodot, Horacio Llorens and Hernan Pitocco in the sky, with Olivier Vanaschen and Thibaut Darscotte on camera and at the editing desk.

    Posted By Crawford Coulson

  • Wendy Windblows - business as usual! Rod Buck is keen to emphasise that the Wendy Windblows network will be operating as usual despite his recent accident. Rod fell off (another) roof in August and was hospitalised with fractures and other inevitable complications. However he was soon back at home and tormenting anyone nearby. The entire Wendy network has been serviced over the last six months and is unlikely to require major work any time soon; new faster-running software and live webcams remain in the pipeline and Rod intends to start rolling them out in the Spring. In the meantime subscriptions and other aspects of the operation are being handled by the indefatigable Lynn. Further updates can be found at www.wendywindblows.com or the WendyWindblows facebook page.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

  • Some pics from Johanna Persson taken at the BBQ

    Posted By Crawford Coulson

  • https://www.justgiving.com/ellie-hoskins/

    Posted By Ellie Hoskins

  • LMSC BBQ sunset flight

    Posted By Crawford Coulson

Site reports
Click to view all reports

 

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