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

 

  • CURRY NIGHT - CHANGE OF VENUE NEXT WEEK. Wednesday 17th February at 7.30 APOLOGIES TO THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY BOOKED. As we couldn't get enough people to go to Bridgnorth for the curry evening, its been decided to change to Jaipur at Church Stretton. We have provisionally booked for the maximum of 24. I have included those already booked, so there are now 9 spaces available. I don't need your menu choices as they have a good buffet on that night (as much as you can eat), and its £10.95 per person. If you choose not to have the buffet it will cost more of course.

    Jaipur Lounge, 6 Sandford Avenue, Church Stretton, SY6 6BW, 01694 724667, Indian Restaurant Takeaway Church Stretton, Shrewsbury

    Posted By Odette Jo

    February 11th

  • Heah all, I was flying the Mynd 2 days ago (wed 10th) and found a glider rucksack on the packing area,if it's yours let me know the make as I have one here!

    Posted By Mark Leavesley

    13 hours ago

  • Anyone heading out to fly today?

    Posted By Ian Cooper

    February 11th

  • CURRY NIGHT The Annual curry night has been booked at Eurasia in Bridgnorth On Wednesday the 17th of February at 7.30 It's only 3 1/2 weeks away, sorry it's later this year. The menu can be found on their on their website at http://www.eurasiatandoori.com/EurasiaMenu.pdf As usual there is an offer on 2 for one on main courses, so it works out to be a cheap night. It's always a great night, so please email me as soon as possible to ensure your booking. It would be helpful if you could also give me your menu choices at the same time. odette@longmynd.org Odette

    Posted By Odette Jo

    January 22nd

  • The reason it's not been flyable for months. Good news though.... It only going to last a few more months!!! https://www.facebook.com/newscientist/posts/10153963333019589

    A key index used to rank anomalies in sea surface temperatures suggests the El Niño we are now experiencing is truly a record-breaker

    Posted By Nick Bubb

    February 6th

  • Putting up the wind sock. At least the sailplanes are expecting a good day today.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

    February 3rd

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. Here is their Justgiving page, where you can easily make donations. Alternatively, you can donate via the LMSC when you join or renew as an LMSC member.

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.

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

 

Expected cloud base, in feet above launch.