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
  • New world HG record, set in Australia.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

  • Hi. Any ideas what the burway might be like today? Not sure if it's worth the drive considering the previous posts. Cheers.

    Posted By Aiden Smith

  • A nice afternoons flying on the Mynd today but not before the rather scary ordeal of 20 plus cars stuck on the Burway at several locations (myself stuck on a ledge which was a frightening experience it has to be said!). Basically it must have pissed it down during the night and then the skies cleared causing the temperature to plummet resulting in a skating ring for a road. Then, with a modellers comp, eager PG pilots and sailplane pilots all arriving at once made for a dangerous situation. It was great to see the Paraglider pilots pulling together using any tool to hand to clear the roads and allow people to pass safety. (Which is more than can be said for everyone else who stood watched!!). The council don't grit the Burway. Had there been salt dumps up the road at several locations then we could have worked the problem sooner and prevented the issue from escalating. Is this something as a club we can organise????

    Posted By Nick Bubb

  • Nice to see people flying. Cams on http://www.longmynd.org

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

  • Will it.... Or will it not...be flyable on the Mynd tomorrow????

    Posted By Nick Bubb

  • Lighter than we expected at the moment at the Mynd, according to both the web cams and wendy.Low cloud, but seems to be breaking up. No-one there. Be interesting to see if it picks up as the cloud clears.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

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. 

 

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