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
  • Corndon

    Posted By Johanna Persson

  • Anyone else thinking Corndon is worth a chance today?

    Posted By Crawford Coulson

  • Cracking day :)

    18th April 2014 - Paragliding at Corndon.

    Posted By David Mckenzie

  • LONG MYND SOARING CLUB ANNUAL BASH 2014 Yeh! It's spring and the start of a new flying year. This means it's bash time again too. :D April 26th from 7pm onwards. This year we'll be back at 'The Bridges' Ratlinghope. For those new to our club or for those needing reminding, this is one of our club's main 'get togethers' and open to members, their family and friends. It's a time to celebrate our pilots achievements from last year with awards being presented. I'm planning on setting a club quiz. We will be having a buffet (it was excellent last year) £10 per person. This needs to be booked by April 20th so please email me Social@longmynd.org There is some accommodation at the pub and a camp-site near by. (That's near by if you can find the direct path though the trees, or it's a short drive - see link below.) Though a few people managed to park vans in the car park. The pub has warned they get quite busy at this time of year though. We hope to see you there. Last year was great fun and it's such a lovely pub within easy access of the Mynd. Any questions please contact me social@longmynd.org links http://www.thebridgespub.co.uk/ http://www.browfarmcampsite.co.uk/ http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/bridges

    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 Ellie Hoskins

  • Blue Stratos 1980

    Posted By Steve Pionk

  • CORNDON REMINDER Please note that recently the hours required to fly Corndon have changed – paraglider and hang glider pilots are now required to be CP +25 hours to fly there. This requirement is relaxed if a CP obtains a flight briefing plus permission to fly on the day at the hill by either a coach or instructor that is familiar with the site. Try to arrange this with a coach or instructor before chancing going to the hill. Corndon is not a particularly good soaring site and as tomorrow is forecast to be largely NE, there is very little ridge to soar. The winds are likely to be too light to soar anyway. Therefore unless you are experienced and intending to go cross country, Corndon will be a poor choice of hill. It’s likely to entail a lot of parawaiting, followed by a rush to launch into a thermal and then will be very busy as pilots try to climb out and some slope land. It is not the place to be if you are low airtime, rusty or don’t enjoy busy airspace! Keep a very sharp lookout while flying and fly with consideration for others! Please remember that amongst the various dangers, there are rocks and power lines to avoid. Take particular care where you land – if you cannot land on the hill or the official landing fields, then land at the foot of the hill and walk back up. Do not land out into the farmland around the hill as we do not have permission. If there are lambs in the official fields, then slope land and walk back over the hill. Please be very careful not to fly over or land near the horse farm or you could lose the site for everyone! Please check the full site guide with map before going: http://www.longmynd.org/?page_id=272 Beware the powerful spring thermals and good flying!

    Posted By Crawford Coulson

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