Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lookout Mountain Flight Park

‘Let go, let go……let gooooo!’ That is going to be a voice shout from above when you do hang gliding in the Lookout Mountain. The flight park is one of the best in the world, giving you a chance to experience such an extreme sport. The place offers ideal flying conditions.

The school has two training hills, one stands 125 feet high, the other stands about 65 feet high. Students are also told to look at a distant target, instead of the ground. During your flight, an inland compass greets you on Lookout Mountain, a hulking flat-topped ridge that extends for miles on the Tennessee – Georgia border.

Glider pilots, foot-launching from a large concrete platform, 1,340 feet above the valley below, surf those waves, gliding as effortlessly as birds. Once airborne, gliders can spend hours soaring around.

Location: Rising Fawn Ga. Trenton,Georgia USA. There are more than 150 hang gliding schools in the country, according to the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. A list of schools is at

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