Lookout Mountain Flight Park’s landing zone has many recreational and relaxing options for both the non flying members of your family and for you when you’re on the ground. You will find a swimming pool, bath house, sand volleyball court, camping area, fire pit and club house in the LZ (that’s what pilots call the landing zone).
The swimming pool, sand volleyball court, and bath house are all located adjacent to each other. Your group can swim and play while still being close to the clean bathrooms, laundry facilities, and hot showers. Regular volleyball games are enjoyed year round and the pool deck is a perfect place to watch landings and aerotow activities.
Whether you are coming to learn to fly or you are a visiting pilot, you can camp in our camping area located next to the creek running along the LZ. There is a fee of $5 a night per person for tent camping. The fee includes the use of all of the non-flying amenities. Oh, in case you missed us mentioning it above, I’ll say it again – we have hot showers and laundry facilities.
Lookout pilots and their families are a community that not only flies together, but plays together as well. Every Saturday throughout most of the year there is an organized cookout at the clubhouse and there are bigger celebrations marking special occasions such as Halloween (don’t forget your costume), Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays, weddings, and, well, whatever else we can think of. We also enjoy hanging out around the fire pit and break down area (where pilots break down their glider after the day’s flight) any day of the week. Many a night has been spent around the fire talking with new students and the locals who have lived here for years.
LMFP’s Pro Shop Has Everthing!
When you dial 706-398-3541, you are calling Lookout Mountain’s pro shop. The pro shop is the center of operations for the flight park. Located next to the mountain launch, the pro shop not only houses LMFP’s retail facilities but it is also where new students and customers sign in for their flights, pilots meet to plan the days flights, and staff is available to answer any of your questions.
The pro shop is open 9am-6pm Eastern Standard Time everyday except Tuesday and Wednesday.
In the pro shop you will find:
- New and used gliders
- Custom made GT Harnesses
- All of the current flight instruments
- All types of helmets
- Hang Gliding books
- T shirts, sweat shirts, jackets, and hats
- Cold weather flying gear
- Energy snacks and drinks
- Custom Made Glider Racks
- And any other hang gliding accessory ever made
- Instructors and staff
We are a full service repair shop and can handle all of your hang gliding needs. We have experienced glider technicians ready to handle almost any repair. And, with a large inventory of glider parts in stock, most repairs can be done on the spot. Get back in the air quicker!
Our repair shop specializes in:
- Downtube, leading edge and basetube repairs and replacement
- Wire and hardware replacement
- Sail repairs and replacements
- Batten pocket repair, batten repair and re-cambering
- Annual Inspections/Super Preflights
All glider manufacturers recommend a yearly glider inspection (Super Preflight) including complete sail removal, replacement of flying wires and new hang straps. It is also recommended to have a Super Preflight done on any used glider that you purchase.
The Sew Shop at LMFP
Lookout truly is a unique place. We are a one stop hang gliding shop. In addition to our pro shop and repair shop we offer you a full service sew shop.
Sew Shop products and services include:
- Custom made GT XC Pod Harnesses
- Custom made GT Race 2 Harnesses
- Knee hanger Harnesses
- Training Harnesses
- Cocoon Harnesses
- Bar Mitts
- Parachute Repacks
- Sail Repairs
LMFP has been producing high quality, individually hand-crafted harnesses for more than 15 years. The most popular are our pod harnesses. The GT Cross Country is made specifically to your measurements in your choice of colors.