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.

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.

 

Recent announcements

 

  • As you probably know, non-members pay a £3 fee at weekends and bank holidays for flying at the Mynd. Some of this goes to pay the costs of maintaining the site, but a proportion also goes to the air ambulance, and recently we donated £100 from these fees to the air ambulance. So many thanks to all those non-members who did put the money in the box, or paid online via our website.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

  • At least something is flying today.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

  • http://www.larasfoundation.co.uk Chris and Lynn in September will be migrating back to southern Spain again. We have been doing this trip for many years down to our village La Muela de Algodonales in Andalusia. Normally we have had a mad dash down over two days traveling from Portsmouth to Santander then driving the eight hours south in Spain. One thing we have wanted to do for many years, is take our time traveling down through England, France and Spain visiting as many flying sites as possible a 2300 kilometre journey. Here is a map of our route and the proposed flying sites/areas we will be visiting. The plan is to fly as many sites as possible on the way down, contacting clubs for permission where necessary. . We will be taking 14 days to get down to Southern Spain so should complete at least 14 different sites and where possible fly XC from these going south (wind dependant). I would like people to sponsor me or donate for my friend (Graham Jones) charity http://www.larasfoundation.co.uk . By now Skywing readers will be familiar with the charity and Graham Jones. If people could sponsor me or donate for each site we fly this will go towards helping the charity and their goal of Lara’s Foundation is to assist in increasing English Language capacity in low-income communities around the world. They work with communities where such knowledge is essential to access higher education, enhance employment opportunities, and thus improve quality of life. Follow the trip on our blog https://flyinsouth.wordpress.com or visit Chris Williams High Sierras on face book. You can follow us on the SPOT page christophersspot at http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0nCxG4mIFamWrrk6oY1hvxBoxgV38X1tq To donate please visit our My Donate page for Lara’s Foundation at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/chriswilliams3 http://www.larasfoundation.co.uk

    Posted By Chris Williams

  • The Season is coming to a close and you might be thinking of your winter trips abroad!? We have some places in October & November, where generally it is 25c plus with cloud base over 6000ft and a cool beer at the end. Here are some photos of one of our guided trips last winter. Individual Discounts for club members Get in before they go and contact us on chris@paraglidespain.com

    Posted By Chris Williams

  • Nice climb with this sailplane today - the passenger was waving away to me, I tried to wave back :-)

    Posted By David Mckenzie

  • 6pm this evening looking back at the Mynd from Norbury at 3600ft.

    Posted By David Mckenzie

Long Mountain

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

The Mynd webcams are at the bottom of this page. For other information on local weather, go to our weather 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.

Long Mynd webcams and weather station

There are 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. 

WEATHER STATION DATA WRONG, IMAGES CORRECT. WILL FIX ASAP

 

Pointing at LMSC launch

 

MGC Webcam: Pointing west to the windsock at the MGC. 

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