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
  • Anyone thinking of getting a Go Pro 3+ Black edition, it can now be had for £242! RRP £359. Ask Go Outdoors to price match Jessops (currently on offer at £269) and Go Outdoors will take an additional 10% off. End result, top of the range go pro 3+ black edition for £242!! Only catch is they are currently out of stock online, so you might need to check your local store has one and go and collect.

    Posted By Crawford Coulson

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

    Help LONG MYND raise money for this great cause.

    Posted By Ellie Hoskins

  • Thermalling over the gliding club We've been asked to remind pilots not to thermal back over the gliding club field, as this can stop them launching. One of their instructors says "we had a bit of a problem last Sunday with paragliders soaring directly over the winch. I waited 20 mins on line [] for them to clear before giving up, then again 15 mins [later]". Sunday was a fairly busy day for us, and there were a lot of people flying, but it was also very lifty and thermic, and there were plenty of places to climb out which weren't over the gliding club winches. So please do try to avoid that. As our site guide says "Do NOT thermal back over the MGC field at less than 1500′. This will interfere with their launches, at best; and at worst, could result in an accident. If you do find yourself drifting back, clear the area as fast as possible". The site guide does have a lot of information about the way the MGC operates. See http://www.longmynd.org/?page_id=284 We do have a very good relationship with the gliding club now (unlike in previous years), and co-operate closely with them when, for example, we have competitions at the Mynd. Thanks.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

  • LMSC SOCIAL EVENING POSTPONED TO NEXT WEEK: the LMSC Social Evening that was planned for this coming Wednesday evening 30th July has been postponed to the following Wednesday evening, the 6th August. We’ve made the change as on current forecast it looks nicely flyable at The Long Mynd till late and it’d be a shame to be sat inside when it is flyable at our best site. We hope this doesn't inconvenience anyone.

    Posted By Crawford Coulson

  • Pan handle HG landing field open This is now open again, after being closed briefly because of frisky cows. The cows are still there, but less frisky now (still, best not to hit them when landing). Also, remember that there is a new HG landing field, much bigger, adjoining the pan handle. This currently has bales in it, but will be available as soon as they are cleared. See the site guide for its exact location. It's the one labelled HG overshoot.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

  • Good every one up enjoing

    Posted By Rob Williams

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