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
 
  • Clatter We seem to have a few site issues at the moment, probably because so many days have been flyable recently. The farmer at Clatter has asked us tor remind people that the access gate needs to be locked each time - don't just assume someone else is doing it, lock it each time you go through. This is important because there isn't public vehicle access to Clatter, and he wants to avoid off-roaders using his fields, which has apparently happened in the past, and done considerable damage. Thanks.

  • Driving up Corndon We've got some access issues at Corndon at the moment. Flying from there is perfectly fine, but we need to restrict the number of cars driving up from the second gate. This has actually been the case for some years, but we've been asked to remind people. The online site guide has said for a long time that only LMSC members can drive up, and that "even LMSC members should try to arrange to meet at the bottom, and share cars". The track is getting really rutted, and that's probably because of us driving up. The recent run of easterlies and some really good flying at Corndon, has seen a sudden increase in traffic up there, and the farmer has requested that fewer cars go up, so car sharing is essential. Leave your cars at the second gate, and car share to the top, or, preferably, walk up. Once we've got more news, we'll post in the forum.

  • Weather station data stuck on yesterday, again. Trying to get it sorted now.

  • Looks like one of the cams is being attacked by a giant spider.

  • Overall a good day at Clatter yesterday! Had a bit of everything - some highs and some lows - all nicely rounded up by good company and a pint at nearby pub

Site reports
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Long Mynd webcam

This webcam appears courtesy of the Midland Gliding Club