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
 
  • LMSC Big Bash, Inn on the Green, 14th May - we are now fully booked for meals. Of course, if you can’t come for the meal, you can still just turn up for a drink and chat. (You may also be able to eat in the rest of the pub, rather than the private room the LMSC is in, but that needs to be arranged direct with the Inn on the Green).

  • An early start at the Mynd

  • Big Bash 2016, Saturday, 14th May It's Big Bash time again. Food, drink, prizes for the longest XC, etc. This year it's at the Inn on the Green, Wentnor. Two course meal, £12.50. It's always a fun evening out, and this year Mark Leavesley is hoping to run a ground handling clinic on the same day, free to LMSC members. We need firm meal bookings by the 7th May. Full information, including menus and the booking link, are on the social page at

    Big Bash 2016: Saturday, 14th May, 7 for 7.30 The LMSC Annual Bash (with prizes) has now been booked for the evening of Saturday, 14th May 2016, at the INN ON THE GREEN – WENTNOR (http://www.theinnonthegreen.net). 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm. A two course (main and dessert) sit down meal is available for a…

  • New podcast: Ten Random Questions for... Tim-Patrick Meyer. Tim learnt to fly in Chile and has since competed in various events, including a pre-PWC where he succeeded in getting onto the podium in the sports class. Tim-Patrick's questions included queries about his flying dreams, a flight that still makes him smile and whether he would fly without a parachute?

    In the third podcast in the series, we gave Tim-Patrick Meyer ten random flying-related questions from our bank of 250. Tim-Patrick is a German pilot who learnt to fly while living in Chile. Coming back to Germany was a bit of a shock to his flying system! Tim answers questions on his flying dreams,…

  • Hi All,my husband is worried that no one is interested in the bash. Prove him wrong, turn up to support the club (and me). Its at the inn in the green at wentnor and hopefully it'll be a westerly with good flying at the Mnd on the day. I think Mark is planning a ground handling coaching session on the day so even if it's not a great Xc day, we can all-improve our skills for that epic Xc day, when it really matters. Please help a nagged wife, I'm fed up of the moaning. Book now and save me some grief!! 🍹☀️🍲🍰🍺🍻🍾

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Long Mynd webcam

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