Welcome

 

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.

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
  • Mynd seems to be working at the moment, with PGs above launch, though probably still off to North. If you do go and have not flown there recently (and who has....) check out the new flagstones marking out the landing and clearance area. Explanation at http://www.longmynd.org/?page_id=284

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

  • Sunday's flying was pretty good with five LMSC sites being soared - the Mynd, Wrekin, Lan Fawr, Lawley, Caer Caradoc - though for Caradoc, they launched from the Lawley and crossed the gap to Caradoc. Not bad for the end of November. This week not looking that good, though today will be a nice day. Forecast up as usual on the web site.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

  • 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

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

    Posted By Crawford Coulson

  • anyone giving Bache a go on saturday?

    Posted By Caroline Williams

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