Welcome

 

THIS IS DL SITE!!!

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.

Weather

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
 
  • To all our pilots. Please note: The contact email address for CANP / Low Flying Booking Cell changed last week - a couple of our eagle-eyed members spotted it - thank you! Please refer to the updated CANP page on the BHPA website for the new email address (see link below). Please delete the old email address from your email address books - emails sent to the old address will not be received. Any midweek flying notifications need to be made using the contact details that have just been updated on the web page. Mark Shaw, BHPA Technical Officer. http://www.bhpa.co.uk/documents/safety/canp/

  • Tom Weissenberger in person, in Sheffield! 6th in the FAI world rankings, Tom holds several out and return world records and has flown more +300km flights in the Alps than any other pilot. Tom has a unique perspective on exploring the wildest parts of the Austrian Alps on his hang glider. He flies in places we only dream about, capturing the adventures on multiple cameras to share with us, in this beautiful multi-media presentation! More info on venue & tickets can be found on the link below.

    Kick off your 2017 XC Season with an inspirational multimedia presentation featuring full HD videos by Tom Weissenberger: - double World Record Holder including 353km Chile Out & Return - +300km closed course expert - 10 over 300km, 8 over 250km! - Austrian Alps +3500m remote peak explorer and film maker Grossglockner, Grossvenediger, Wildspitze.... - multi FAI World/European medal winner - long time Austrian team member Discover the background stories behind Tom’s fantastic HD videos. Watch the UK premiere of his new videos, soaring the Austrian Alps Autumn 2016, sharing the sky with golden eagles and flying above the 3770m Wildspitze peak. WHERE & WHEN Date: Saturday 4 March 2017 7pm Venue: Diamond Building, 32 Leavygreave Rd, Sheffield S3 7RD - brand new HD screen theatre BUY TICKETS £10 Payments to: Paypal account Kathleen.rigg@btinternet.com Mobile Phone: 07768-961971 Add reference TOM4MAR and your name to the payment. HOW TO GET THERE Nearest car parks: Q-Park: Durham Rd, Sheffield S10 2JA Q-Park: Rockingham St, Sheffield S1 4EB Fitzwilliam St, Sheffield S3 7SG Pre-book Q-Park via www.q-park.co.uk/parking/sheffield Take tram to "University of Sheffield" stop

  • XC League 2017 is up! The game is on!

    UK Paragliding XC League

  • Ok the time has come for another well earned CURRY NIGHT I'm thinking Tuesday 28Feb or Wednesday 1st March. 7pm Please let me know who wants to come and preference of date, and I will put your name down. It's £11.95 a head all you can eat buffet, pay on the night. They also do English food prices off the menu. Bring wives, girlfriends, partners etc it's a great fun night and we basically take over the Indian for the night 😂 just email me at sianleavesley@yahoo.com to let me know your coming or text me/call me on 07977385673. This night will be at the Jaipur lounge Church Stretton😊

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Long Mynd webcam

This webcam appears courtesy of the Midland Gliding Club