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.

 Owned and operated by Matthew Taber since 1980, we are a family owned and run flight park. We have over 40 years of experience making dreams of flight come true here on Lookout Mountain and can’t wait to share our passion with you!

Our Mission

Cultivate an environment of learning and growth to fulfill the dream of freedom in flight through Hang Gliding and Paragliding.

Our Flight Park


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.

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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.

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Our Values


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.


LMFP is dedicated to respecting and serving all aspiring pilots who visit our park. This respect is also reflected in how we take care of our land, and environment, and fellow friends in the sky.


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!

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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!