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

 

  • Nice climb to 2800ft at about 7.30pm last night with Martin Bucknall and Brian Sanders. Earlier conditions were a lot tastier with base over 5000ft but a mistake had me on the ground at a shadow covered Ludlow.

    Posted By David Mckenzie

  • The usual PG bottom landing is now open again at the Mynd.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

  • Guys Saturday is not to be missed. 10mph Northlys with a 4,600ft base. Im think a nice xc day. 😍😍

    Posted By Danny Taylor

  • I'm considering going to the Serdivan Paragliding Festival (few miles east of Istanbul) 21 to 26 August. I went 2 years ago and it was good friendly fun. Very multinational. Last time I went with my (non-flying) brother but it would be a bit boring for him a second time. 1. Is anyone already going? 2. Does anyone fancy going? Don't mind going alone but more fun in company of course. Return flights from Luton currently working out about £300 return, but it's super cheap once there at 160 euros all-in - the only thing you buy is beer!

    Posted By Martin Cowley

  • British Open Series HG comp, 25-29th July This is a reminder that this HG comp will be on LMSC sites on these days. There are around 60 pilots registered, so please be aware that our sites could be very busy during the comp.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

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. 

 

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