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

 

  • A dull and dreary day, but, in spite of my forecast last night, flyable at the moment.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

    July 25

  • Very distracting flying the Mynd today, boobs and bums on display! Either they were exhibitionists or the poor sods had no idea it was a paragliding site just getting active ;-)

    Posted By Crawford Coulson

    July 23

  • Lost and found. Someone left a couple of high value items on the Mynd today (I don't mean the people in Crawford Coulson's photo either). PM me with the details, I have them now, and we can work out a way to return them.

    Posted By Geoff Minshull

    July 23

  • 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

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.