Monthly Archives: August 2011

Wills Wing Hang Strap Inspection Notice

Wills Wing has issued a technical bulletin regarding kingpost hang point hang loops. This could effect Sport 2′s, U2′s or replacement hang straps purchased between September 2010 to the present. If your glider is included in the timeframe of this technical bulletin, this is a mandatory inspection. Pilots should follow the inspection procedure to determine if they need a replacement hang strap. If you are unable to determine your need or to inspect your hang strap, we are happy to do this for you. If you find that you do need a replacement hang strap, you will need to contact either us or Wills Wing directly. We will need to know the glider serial number, model and size. Also, if your hang strap is not a standard size, you will need to provide the distance from the clip in point on the hang loop to the top surface of the basetube.

Women in flight

In the spirit of women in flight, we wanted to share a map of 32 mile JC’s flight on August 10th. Congrats JC! Click on the photo to enlarge! Also, remember to check out the 2011 Women’s Hang Gliding Festival page for information, schedule of events, and to register!
JC's Flight

JC's xc flight from August 10, 2011

Women’s Festival Update from Stacy

Hi Everybody! I’m excited to tell you that Lookout Mountain 2011 Women’s Hang Gliding Festival will be held on Halloween Weekend, beginning Thursday, Oct. 27th! We begin the event in typical fashion, a meet/greet/eat/drink style on Thursday evening. Friday Oct. 28th will be our Open Mike night, and Saturday Oct. 29th will, of course, be our Annual Halloween Party. Fun flying events will be planned each day. We will provide more details soon, but count on it being a super fun time for everybody. Volunteers and Beer Donations We need to go ahead and identify some folks who would like to volunteer to help out, we have a real need for that so please let Jen or myself know if you’d be interested in playing a role. We would also like to know who is interested in donating a keg for Thursday or Friday night. We all enjoy the beer, but there isn’t a free beer account anywhere that we know of, so help there would be much appreciated! Open Mike Night For those who like to entertain us, please contact me at and I will place you on our Open Mike schedule. This is always a cool event for everyone, so please help spread the word and let anyone you know who would like to play an instrument, sing a song, harmonize, etc to contact me. Group Photo We are in need of a new group photo of female pilots. Please meet at launch at 10:30 am on Saturday September 3rd if you would like to be in the photo. Registration Visit the Women’s Hang Gliding Festival page. You will find general information, a calendar of events, and registration information So that’s it for now, looking forward to the fall and sharing this weekend with everybody. Stacy

Upcoming Weekend Events

This weekend we will have the following:

Saturday August 20: Bluegrass, Brats and Beer. Local pilot Tim Painter and family will be providing some awesome bluegrass music. Dinner will be brats and the fixins and a keg was donated by Jean Carmichael celebrating her 20th year at the flight park. 7pm at the LZ, $7 a person. Flight park members, students, and friends and family are welcome to attend.

Sunday August 21: FREE Clinic. Clinic on aerotow equipment, how to use it, and aerotow techniques. Taught by Matt Taber and Gordon Cayce. Meet at the tow pavilion. 1:00pm EST

2011 Women’s Hang Gliding Festival

That’s right, we’re doing it ! This year the Women’s Hang Gliding Festival will be October 27 through October 31. There will be fun flying competitions, clinics, training hill classes, tandems, dinners, OpenMike night,and our annual Halloween costume party! Yep, the awesome combination of women hang glider pilots and our best party of the year…Halloween! $25 entry fee includes event tshirt, mountain flying, clinics, and opening night festivities. Check out the Women’s Hang Gliding Festival page for information on the Festival. Registering is a two step process. There will be a link to the registration page and then a separate link to our online store where you can pay your entry fee. Festival information and the registration page should be up in the next 24 hours. Remember, the festival is open to rated pilots (both female and male), and to anybody interested in learning to fly or interested in learning more about hang gliding in general. Space is limited, so all lessons/classes are flown on a reservation system, so please call 706-398-3541 to set up any lessons. You can call the same number with any questions or you can email us at It’s going to be an awesome time. Hope to see you all here!