Monthly Archives: August 2010

Labor Day Weekend and September Fest

Labor Day Weekend Events

Saturday 7pm: Catered Dinner in the LZ with live music and kegs. $10 per person
Sunday 1pm: Parachute Clinic: Your safety system, its components and how to use them. Practice deployments. DOES NOT teach how to repack chutes. Limited to 10 participants. Meet at the sew shop. Bring your harness and helmet. Call to register. 706-398-3541 or 1-800-688-5637 And, of course, training hill classes, the tandem program and fun flying…

September Fest Friday September 17- Sunday September 19

Fun flying tasks and clinics throughout the weekend. Please call to set any reservations for training hill classes, tandem flights, accommodations…etc.

Friday September 17: 7pm, Open Mike Night and dinner in the LZ
Saturday September 18: 7pm, Live music, and dinner in the LZ

New Pilots and A New Again Pilot

Some more new pilots have recently launched from Lookout Mountain. Amongst them are a commercial jet pilot, Megan’s mom, and a father and son duo. The father in the father and son duo is not a new pilot, but on the same day that son Jonathan had first mountain flight, dad Tim had his first mountain flight in 20 years.
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Jonathan and Tim Cocker, Tim’s first flight in 20 years and Jonathan’s First Flight
Bill on his first launch
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Tammy and her first launch, Jerry getting ready for his launch.

New Pilots and Next Weekend

We’ve got some great stuff planned for next weekend. Dinner on Saturday night (8/21) will be a Mexican feast prepared by Lisa (chicken fajitas and the fixings), live music by a local pickin band, and a keg donated by Doris. Festivities begin at 7pm and all for only $7.

Sunday (8/22) at 1pm will be our Aerotow Clinic taugh by Gordon Cayce. Meet at the tow pavillion for Aerotow Equipment, How to Use It, and Aerotow Techniques.

Also, two new pilots: Elmer had his first flight about a month ago and Ron who had his first flight on Sunday.

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Ron and his First Flight
Elmer and his third launch

Events (including September Fest) and Photos

8/15 FREE Clinic with Eric Donaldson. Eric is a kick butt pilot and will be teaching “XC Skills”. Meet at the Pro Shop at 1pm EST on Sunday August 15. Learn from the best!

8/21 Homemade Mexican dinner by Lisa, live music from a local pickin group, and a keg donated by Doris. 7pm at the LZ Clubhouse. Come eat with your fellow pilots and students! A bargain at $7.

Dean and Judy just posted a ton of excellent photos on Facebook. Become a fan of Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding to see some great shots. Thanks Dean and Judy!

Our Labor Day party for pilots and student pilots will be 7pm on Saturday September 4. Catered meal, kegs and an awesome band out of Birmingham. $10

9/17-9/19 Keep checking back for information about September Fest, the web page will go live tomorrow. Open Mike Night has moved to Friday September 17 and we’ll have a live band on Saturday September 18. The whole weekend will be filled with fun flying tasks, clinics, and festivities. Remember this is a great lead-in to Team Challenge. Come a few days early to fly with us, or stay later to fly the Sequatchie Valley.

This Weekend

Sunday’s Clinic: “Weather: Predictions and Conditions” Taught by Dean Funk. Join us at 1pm Sunday at the Pro Shop. Knowledge of weather conditions is a vital part of being both a safe pilot and soaring pilot. This will be an excellent clinic. Hope to see you here.

Saturday’s Dinner has been cancelled. Sorry! But…

Friday is calling for northwest winds and Saturday is light and variable. Looks like its shaping up to be a great weekend, so come join us!