Skywackers — Site Info
Skywackers

SW Virginia Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Flying Site Info

Skywacker and other Regional Flying Sites

This is a summary page of many of the local sites that are either maintained by the Skywacker Club, or are sites that are nearby and regularly flown by our Club. Most of the summaries will have links to take you to more detailed information about the site.

Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock is a new site and perhaps the one being flown most often by Skywackers these days. Located NW of Roanoke, the mountain has launches facing both SE and NW.

Big Walker Mountain

Big Walker Mountain

Big Walker Mountain is the birthplace of the Skywackers. A 30 mile long NW facing ridge in beautiful country in South Western Virginia (near Pulaski/Dublin/Bland). Many long flights have begun here, which have ended as far away as New Castle and North Carolina.

Peter's Mountain

Barry Rich has developed a new launch on Peter's Mountain (WV) down the ridge from the previous hang gliding launch. For more info see http://barryslaunch.tripod.com/
For permission and more info: Email Barry

The Sky Retreat

The Sky Retreat is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and is "the only adventure retreat offering a wide range of activities ranging from the ultimate rush of paragliding to the elegant art of ballroom dancing."

It is also a Paragliding site open to current pilots. See http://theskyretreat.com/pilots/ for more information.

Tobacco Row Mountain

Tobacco Row Mountain

Tobacco Row Mountain is located near Lynchburg, and has been the starting point for a number of cross country flights over the flat lands to the East. Mainly a NW site, but there is also a lower SE site on the mountain, flown mainly by Paragliders. Because of LZ landowner problems on the NW side, there is no longer a viable primary LZ. The SE side has not been flown in some time, so this site is effectively closed. Contact a club officer for further information

Moore Mountain

Moore Mountain

Moore Mt is in North Carolina, near Taylorsville. Facing South, it is well known for smooth evening glass-off flights. This site is maintained by the Buzzards Club. They can be contacted via their Yahoo Groups BuzzardClub List

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