Sail over the treetops in this purest form of flight at our annual hang gliding trip to Lookout Mountain. Choose between a 2000 ft or the more adventurous 4000 ft tandem flight with a professional certified instructor pilot by your side. For the first time every we're flying in the fall, during the peak of fall colors! This is not a "Hang Gliding Ride," but rather a flight instruction. While in the air your instructor pilot will show you how the hang glider works and even give you the opportunity to steer the glider. When it's time for landing, the instructor pilot will take back over for a safe landing.
When Saturday, October 22nd
Where Lookout Mountain Flight Park
Rising Fawn, GA
Cost 2000 ft Members $95, Non-Members $135 (Retail Price $149)
Cost 4000 ft Members $150, Non-Members $200 (Retail Price $219)
Registration open to MEMBERS ONLY through October 1st. Registration opens to Non-Members October 1st.
Trip Leader Stephen Bryant
Difficulty No experience necessary. This is an introductory experience. If you'd like to learn more and take a more indepth Hang Gliding course at the "beginner hills", ask Lookout Moutain Hang Glide for their Introductory class available for only $50 extra. Participants must weigh less than 250 lbs.
Children Policy This event is open to 6 and up.
Dog Policy Friendly dogs are permitted but must be on leash and under supervision during your flight time.
Refund Policy This event is subject to 10% cancellation fee. No refunds available two weeks out from the event (October 8th). If poor weather requires the outfitter to cancel your flight, you will be issued a credit to use your flight on another day of your choice.
Deadline: Online registration closes at 3pm on Tuesday, October 18th.
WHAT TO EXPECT
A 2000 ft flight will last approximately 12 to 20 minutes of flying time – or try the 4000 ft flight for 20 to 26 minutes of flying time. All tandem flights begin at ground level. An ultralight airplane will tow the glider up to your chosen altitude. In-flight photos available. To fly, you must weigh less than 250 lbs.
ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
All flights through Team Green Adventures are tandem flights. This means you will fly side by side with a certified instructor. Your hang glider will be towed up to either 2000 or 4000 feet, then the hang glider will be released from the plane and will leisurely glide down to the flight field. Flight times range between 9:15am and 11:15am depending on the date and altitude you register for. Your "flight time" is the time you must check in at the outpost. The time you actually fly will be within the hour. Camping is available on the edge of the flight field, with access to swimming pool, bathroom/shower facility, and community house with deck. On Saturday evenings a community dinner is sometimes organized for just $5. This is a great way to mingle with individuals who have made a life sport out of hang gliding... including some fellow Team Greeners, like Warren!
Warren attended his first Hang Gliding trip with Team Green Adventures in July 2009. From that experience he registered for the full hang gliding instruction package and now owns his own hang glider, spending most of his free time in the air! When Warren passed his hang glider pilot test, he sent Team Green Adventures this video!
Watch his video below for his "first solo flight" from the top of Lookout Mountain! Please remember, to fly from the cliff top you must be a certified hang glider pilot. Team Green's tandem flights start from the ground level and are towed to your specified altitude.
**Fastforward to the last 24 seconds to see the landing.
If you are interested in trying out "solo" hang gliding, take advantage of a huge discount offered to Team Green participants. For those who register for the Introductory Class (aka. Ground School), your hang gliding day will begin at 8am. If you wish to do your tandem flight the same day as your ground school, your tandem flight will occur at 4pm, after ground school is finished. You DO NOT have to do your ground school the same day as your tandem flight. You can break them up over the weekend, OR, you can even use your ground school option any day before or after the event. It's up to you, but the discounted rate is only available to those who fly tandem with Team Green over the weekend of October 22-23rd.
MEMBERS SIGN IN NOW TO REGISTER
You won’t find a better deal any where else! This event is open to Members Only, until three weeks out from the event (October 1st) if spots are available.
Refund Policy This event is subject to 10% cancellation fee. No refunds available two weeks out from the event (October 8th). If poor weather requires the outfitter to cancel your flight, you will be issued a credit to use your flight on another day.
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Notice to Trip participants
Team Green has contracted with Lookout Mountain Hang Glide to serve as booking agent/ guide service for Hang Gliding. Lookout Mountain Hang Glide will be responsible for payment of your trip deposit for Hang Gliding. Deposits collected by Team Green for this trip have been forwarded to Lookout Mountain Hang Glide for this purpose. Team Green is not responsible for your deposit once paid to Lookout Mountain Hang Glide. Team Green is also not responsible for monies paid by you directly to Lookout Mountain Hang Glide.