is one of the oldest clubs in the UK, formed in 1934, with all year round operation, seven days a week March to November and offers wave, thermal and ridge soaring for novice and accomplished pilots. It runs glider pilot training courses throughout the summer and welcomes visiting expeditions. Trial lessons (by prior arrangement) make fantastic presents, especially at Christmas.
The Wenlock Olympian Games
have been held almost every year in Much Wenlock since 1850 attracting athletes from all across the UK.
Named after the town in honour of its role in the development of the modern Olympic movement ‘Wenlock’, the official London 2012 Olympic Games mascot, attended the main athletics day in 2010 as a VIP visitor to meet spectators and join in a fun run for children.
Long Mynd Videos
Ridge Running at the Mynd
Long Mynd Ridge run
Gliding at the Mynd
The Dutch do it again!
Not gliding, but some great scenery shots of the area immediately around the Mynd to give you an idea of what the place is like…in a word, its just fantastic!
arose from the wish of the vintage glider owners at the very successful first International Vintage Glider Rally at Husbands Bosworth in 1973 to encourage the preservation of worthy gliders of the past, particularly by the ownership and active flying of these machines.
The Schleicher Ka6 Site
The goal of this website is to act as a forum for sharing information and promoting preservation on the Alexander Schleicher Ka6 series of gliders between enthusiasts, whether they be owners, pilots, modelers or anyone interested in this glider type.
The Long Mynd Soaring Club
The LMSA was formed in 1997 to enable the model glider fliers that used the Long Mynd to have a common voice when liaising with the National Trust
General Videos of associated interest
World Gliding Championships Lesno 1958
In 1950, the first glider registered in New Zealand, EON Olympia 2B
Tony Hoskins Olympia 2B
Olympia Meise – Aeroclube de Tatuí
First flight of Olympia BLN
EoN OLYMPIA Mk 2b VH-GVO
Thermalling in a Ka6
Ka 6 Rigging sequence