Flying Events at September Fest…Win $250

Flying Events at September Fest 2010 Hello everyone. Were having some really fun flying events this Saturday the 18th. These events were designed for pilots of all skill levels to enjoy and for spectators too. Also, there will be free flying all weekend, and on Sunday there will be informal tasks based on pilots present. Saturday Tasks First we have a Big Bucks Spot Landing Contest. No entry Fee! Winner takes home $250!!! No limit on attempts unless eliminated for unsafe flares. Closest to the spot wins. A tie will have a sudden death tie breaker flight. Any high and unsafe flares will be eliminated. Any part of the glider touching the ground will eliminate the flight. Any unsafe approach patterns will be eliminated. Secondly, we have a best launch competition. This is free and easy to enter. All you have to do is launch, and you are entered. We will be filming the launches. Later in the evening, we will show the launches with a projector. The loudest cheer for any particular launch gets the trophy. Notice I said the loudest cheers, not jeers. The event will be accompanied by spot landing clinics by some great pilots. And for all you soaring pilots and soaring wannabes, here is another fun one. We will have some type of fishbowl race. This is a race that takes place all within the view of launch. The actual task will be determined the day of the race to account for weather given to us. An ideal race format would be two laps around a course that went from launch to the triangle field on the other side of the foot hill from the LZ, and then over to the blueberry farm, then back to the red roof house. The first one to complete the task and cross the finish line in the LZ wins. No start time, no clock timing, no GPS, no entry fee. Just be the first to complete the course and win your trophy!!! This is a great format for a hang 3 to sneak out and run around the course and maybe beat the long ball hitters. The task will keep all pilots next to a very big easy landing zone. You wont need a cross country rating or a restricted landing field rating to do this. We do need volunteers to help with the flying events. To sign up to volunteer, give us a call at 1-800-688-5637 or 706-398-3541 or email us at We hope to see you this weekend! Come fly with us! Dan

This Weekend and September Fest Update

Saturday, September 11, Pizza at the Pool $5 a person (7pm). There is a private wedding reception at the clubhouse, but after dinner has been served dancing and festivities are open to all flight park members and students.

Sunday, September 12, 1pm at pro shop. Dean Funk will be teaching Weather: Fall Soaring Conditions. This is a free clinic.

I’ve been getting some questions about what September Fest will be all about. Well, the idea is to do as much flying and fun flying competitions as we can! That means that the flying tasks will be dictated by the skill levels of the pilots present and the flying conditions. We want to include as many pilots as possible, so we will probably have more than one flying task per day or the flying task will be modified for pilots of different skill levels. Clinics will also be on the schedule. Let’s have fun!

The following is a blurb about September Fest and the evening entertainment (sent out by Stacy Murdoch).

The LMFP September Fest is approaching, and we wanted to get some details to you all regarding a super fun weekend Sept 17-19 of flying and fun. There will be lots of flying and friendly flying competition.

The weekend entertainment begins Friday evening, Sept 17th at 7 pm with big pots of homemade soup, salad, and beer (all complimentary), then Open Mike will start around 8-8:30. Dave Miller will be our Host for the evening, with talent abound! (We could use more by the way) Please email me: if you would like to participate, or know someone who might want to join in. It’s a great venue for anyone who likes to sing, dance, play an instrument, etc. and would like to practice their talent in front of a gracious audience.

On Saturday, Sept 18th LMFP has lots of fun flying tasks/activities all day long, and Saturday night the band Priscilla and Little Ricky will play us some great dancing tunes, plus Lisa will be serving a home made Mexican Feast, and of course there will be kegs. Just bring $10 for that evening.

Sunday will be another day for flying with your fellow pilots.

This event takes place the weekend before Team Challenge at Henson’s, so for those who are traveling to participate at the Tenn. Treetoppers event beginning Sunday the 19th, just come on in to Lookout Friday and have some fun flying with us too!

Let me hear from you about playing at Open Mike please,

Stacy Murdoch

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.

September Fest and Photos

We’re putting together an awesome weekend for September Fest. September Fest will take place September 17-19th. This is a great lead in to Team Challenge (starts September 19th). Come a couple days early to fly with us, or stay a couple of days later to fly the Sequatchie Valley.

Here’s what we know so far…

Days to be filled with fun flying competitions for all skill levels. We plan on including: spot landing contests, fish bowl race (all turnpoints within sight of launch), coolest video, best launch, duration, xc, and bomb drops.

Open Mic night complete with food (provided by Shawn) and beverages. This is a super fun event. For those interested in participating, email Stacy Murdoch at

And…Some recent photos

The Tow Line
The tow line
Rich's LaunchWayne
Rich’s First Launch, The Lovely Wayne
Kim and Katherine
Francis and her beautiful new GT XC Harness