LEARN HOW TO FLY AT AMERICA’S #1 USHPA CERTIFIED FREE FLIGHT RESORT
LMFP is honored to employ some of the world’s top hang gliding and paragliding instructors to help you achieve your flying dreams. All of our instructors are USHPA-certified, have been flying for years, and are put through extensive training courses to receive the highest level of certifications in our sports before getting their instructor ratings. Our team provides unmatched service and attention to all of our visitors and is why personal referrals make up the largest portion of our participants.
Cultivate an environment of learning and growth to fulfill pilots’ dreams of freedom in flight through Hang Gliding and Paragliding.
Aviation is an inherently risk associated activity. With over 40 years of research and development LMFP has developed best practices and training procedures to help manage these risks and highlight the joy of free flight. Above all, safety is always our first consideration in all operations.
It’s why we do what we do! Passion is what fuels our drive to bring free flight to all and we live off of sharing that passion with others.
We are committed to providing quality instruction, flights, and facilities to all members of the free flight community. Our attention to quality is also reflected in the service provided and the gear we sell.
If you’re not having fun, we’re doing something wrong!
Our Flight Park
LET YOUR SPIRIT SOAR!
Just 20 minutes outside of Chattanooga, TN, Lookout Mountain Flight Park (LMFP) is the perfect mountain escape with gorgeous views of Lookout Valley.
We are a NW facing site with a world famous concrete radial launch ramp. Lookout Mountain has over 20 miles of ridge, overlooking miles of farmland making a great site for ridge and thermal soaring. Our landing zone is 2,000 feet by 1,000 feet stretching North to South and provides a large well-groomed landing area for all pilots.
LMFP has completed our grassy slope PG launch adjacent to the hang glider ramp. It is rated for P2 Pilots, and this is the ramp we will use for any students who clear on a Paragliding VIP Package with us.
Our Flight School
We wrote the book on learning to fly hang gliders.
Our curriculum, training hills, 1340′ mountain launch, miles of ridge line, repair shop and aerotow facilities offer you the best learning experience possible.
What Our Clients Say
“When our sons were in middle school we first discovered Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding, combining safe, simple instruction on level ground and bunny slopes with a tandem flight with an instructor. The freedom and fun of flight under the watchful guidance of the masters of hang gliding was the perfect adventure (with boundaries) for our family.We were 100% delighted with the staff, training program, safety consciousness and the equipment. I recommend Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding School for families or individuals from middle school age up if you want fun and adventure within a safety-conscious and encouraging environment.”
“My Wonderful Wife took me to Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding for Father’s Day. This is something that I’ve talked about for a long time but just never took the time to do. I had no idea what I was missing! This is the most fun I’ve ever had. The staff from checking in at the office to the guys and gals that get you ready down on the landing strip, everyone was courteous and engaging and help to put any uneasiness to rest. Ted, my pilot, was great. Very knowledgeable and professional. Never had a seconds doubt in his ability to keep us safe. The flight was amazing. Words really can’t describe how awesome it was gliding above lookout mountain. It’s just something you have to experience.”
“If you have ever considered flying a hang glider, then the Lookout Mountain Flight Park near Rising Fawn up on Lookout Mountain is the place to go. Not only is this a wonderful and very pretty location for flying, the school has an impeccable reputation and is staffed with professional pilots who are passionate about hang gliding and care about safety as well as teaching and providing visitors with an unforgettable experience. What an incredible and amazing experience and feeling this is to soar among the eagles and actually fly. I highly recommend this to anyone. I took my wife and kids to fly and all of us had a great time and cannot wait to go fly again.”
Looking to make new memories or learn a new skill? Do you want to receive expert hang gliding instruction right here in the Chattanooga area? Call or come see us today. We want to share our passion with you!