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

 

  • Yesterday :-)

    Posted By David Mckenzie

    July 17

  • Hi all I am a low airtime HG club pilot but have over 20 years PG experience but have never flown the Mynd , I joined the LMSC a couple of weeks ago and am thinking of flying tomorrow (17) I spoke to Dave Thomas earlier about flying the Mynd and I was wondering if any other HG pilots are thinking about venturing out to give me a bit of moral support

    Posted By Dave Newbrook

    July 16

  • Slightly lighter than expected, at the moment. Still breezy though!

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

    July 16

  • Bache permanently closed. We are very sorry to say that in spite of continued negotiations, the farmer has said that Bache is now permanently closed for flying. It is therefore no longer an LMSC site, and will shortly be removed from our site guide. Various reasons were given, including: Gates being left open, resulting in livestock wandering into the forest, and on one occasion taking a day to recover them. Pilots landing in the wrong field and causing crop damage. Too many unauthorised keys for the forestry gates. The farmer was therefore unable to check who were LMSC members (non-members had to pay a day site fee direct to him; LMSC members were covered by an annual payment by the club to the farmer). He has rented out fields at the top to other graziers.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

    July 15

  • Right everyone involved, the First Aid course is to be held on Wednesday 7th Sept starting at 9am in the long mynd gliding club. if you havent given me your name already please email me or let me know on here if your coming, looks like it will be a good turn out so far. Mark Rogers who is taking the course is a current paramedic so very knowledgable. Looking forward to seeing you all there 😊

    Posted By Sian Leavesley

    July 14

  • Hi everyone, ok the dates i have got avalible for the first aid course are as follows: 5,6,7,8 Sept, Mark Rogers who is talking the course is a paramedic and is working nights every weekend in Sept. If these dates are no good and people would prefer a weekend let me know and i will rearrange it for October instead. I have a good firm list of people now and it looks like it will be £30 per person, which is an amazing price for a full 9-5 first aid course. i will post this on the long mynd form too. Sian x

    Posted By Sian Leavesley

    July 11

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 to beyondextreme@hotmail.com using PayPal.

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

 

 

SARN

Sarn is currently open to LMSC members only (temporary guest membership can be obtained by contacting any committee member)

This image below is from our weather station located near Sarn with the camera pointing at take off. Data collected constantly but averaged over 15 minutes, camera every ten minutes.

Most recent camera image below (updated every 10 minutes).

Link to full data capture (history, trends in graphs and charts) – Opens in a new window. Once in that new window if you click on the header ‘Camera’ you will get a complete listing of the days photographs in time order rather than just the one current one. If it is flyable wings can just about be seen ground handling or flying.