MIDLAND GLIDING CLUB
Long Mynd, Shropshire 01588 650206
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Benefits of joining the MGC on the Long Mynd

 


Full flying, country overseas and junior membership
of the club confers access to all of the club's facilities, including use of the gliders at competitive rates. Except on holiday courses (where instruction is included in the course fee), instruction is free to all club members, and those under 21 benefit from half price flying charges and discounted membership rates.

Non-Flying membership is normally reserved for former Full Flying members, and confers members’ voting rights but not the right to fly club aircraft

Social membership is offered at the discretion of the committee to people wanting to use the club’s facilities but not to fly club aircraft. The number of social members is capped at 10% of the total club membership.

On our extensive airfield (about 134ha), the club buildings include hangar, glider workshops, winch garage and workshop, heated parachute storage, battery charging, a comfortable clubhouse with dining room, tv room, lounge, bar, office, briefing room, and overnight accommodation in centrally heated recently overhauled bunkrooms and private rooms with modern showers and toilet facilities. Two of the rooms are now en-suite.

The club operates 7 days a week from mid-March until the end of October and from Thursday through Sunday and all other suitable flying days throughout the winter. In summer, evening flying takes place on most days, with evening courses for club members held on several evenings each week

Bungey launching. We are one of the few clubs left in Europe that still bungee launches when conditions allow. All we need is a wind above 20kts from the west. We have just purchased a new bungee rope so if you have never tried this most elegant form of launching come on an expedition and get signed off. You might even catch our wave and see Wales from 20,000 feet!

We take Cross Country flying fairly seriously - after all we start at 3000 ft above sea level off a wire launch! But we do encourage all our members, especially our Juniors, to take part in local, regional and national competitions. Several flights over 650km have beencompleted from the Mynd.

 
 

 


 
 

 


 
  The Fleet
 

We maintain a modern and well equiped fleet of two and single seat gliders. They are:
ASK21 - Glass training 2 seater
One ASK23 - Single seat version of ASK21 - simple progression to solo
ASK13
- Training 2 seater - great for spin training
ASK8 - Fun and cheap to fly
Twin Astir two seat trainer for advanced solo training, cross country exercises, solo and mutual flying
Discus B- high performance single seater competition ready
Me7 - 13m single seater, light, agile and lots of fun

Falke 2000 motor glider available for NavEx and field landing exercises

Our launch system comprises:
Knox 2000 8.2 ltr and Skylaunch Retrieve Winch System - 2 main and 2 retrieve so no down time - 20 launches an hour capability
3 landrovers for glider moving and general use on the airfield
A Range Rover for towing the winches
A mobile Launch Point vehicle with heating and refreshment facilities
Bungee Launches - the only club in Europe, maybe the world, still regularly bungee launching into minimum 20kt westerly

 
 
    
 




 
 
 

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