Welcome to the LMSC

(supporting pilots since 1975)

In this site, you’ll find 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.

Coming soon….

  • Picture gallery

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.


For 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.

Recent announcements
  • Web cams and weather station We're still trying to get a permanent fix for the weather data info, without needing to reboot the computer every week or so (which corrects the problem until the next time, and which we've just had to do this morning - fortunately, we can do that remotely). The web cam images are fine. It's the weather data info which is sometimes wrong. Easy to check - if the time at the top of the image doesn't match the time at the bottom (to within a few minutes) the data is incorrect. Remember at the moment, we are on BST, whilst the web cam and weather station times are GMT, so they will appear to be an hour out. We are having trouble tracking down the root cause. Apologies for this. We are working on it. Hopefully it's something as trivial as a loose connection, but I doubt it. I'll check that today. More likely we need a replacement computer.

  • CHRISTMAS MEAL Hi all, I know it seems early but...... Again this year we are having an early Christmas meal at The Cromwells wine bar, Shrewsbury. on Thursday the 26th November at 7.30pm There is a choice of two or three courses, which you can find on the link below, but to book and pay by using the link, it will take you straight to the social page. Please remember to make your food choices when you pay. http://www.longmynd.org/?page_id=21 Book your places early, as last year's meal was fully booked. It's open to both members and partners. http://www.cromwellsinn.com/christmas_menu.php

    Cromwells Inn Shrewsbury - Restaurant and wine bar with rooms and garden.

  • Elllie Ellie Hoskins - who was for some years the social secretary of the LMSC - getting married yesterday to fellow pilot Doug McCusker. Congratulations!

  • Worth a look, gives you your UK grid reference plus useful info if you need an air ambulance & it's not just for Devon. Apple & Android versions available.

    Devon Air Ambulance Trust

  • Bumped into Pete Attley first XC from Malvern in 20years (12km) convinced me to take up hang gliding :-)

Site reports
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Long Mynd webcam

This webcam appears courtesy of the Midland Gliding Club