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Wind & Weather Resources

Windfinder for Eagle Rock Eagle Rock wind forecast - table and maps:

Windfinder for Big Walker Big Walker wind forecast - table and maps:

Intellicast Wind Maps Used to be nice maps showing the current and predicted wind flow lines. They were taken over by Weather Underground, and now just have a current wind map

US Airnet "Surface Condition Weather Forecasting for Air Sports Aviators". This link is for the forecast at Roanoke, VA (close to Eagle Rock), but other locations are just a click away:

Clubs and Organizations

Buzzards Club: This started out as a hang gliding club, then became mostly paragliders with an influx of paraglider pilots flying Moore Mountain in the 1990's. Moore Mountain seems to be shut down now, and the main Buzzard Club activity seems to currently be at Hibriten Mt near Lenoir, NC. They can be contacted through the Buzzard Club Google Group

Mountaineer Hang Gliding Association:Located in West Virginia.

Southern Para Pilots:SPP is a club for paraglider pilots in the SE, mainly the states of Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and the Carolina's

Capital Hang Gliding / Paragliding Association:A club located in Washington DC area.
Capital Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association 
Skyline - CHGPA Publication

Hyner View Hang Gliding Club: Hang Gliding Club & Site in Central Pennsylvania.

Tennessee Tree Toppers:Located in Dunlap Tennessee (near Chattanooga). Dunlap is in the Sequatchie Valley and home of the world famous Henson's "radial ramp".

Schools & Businesses

USHPA: The United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association, of course! USHPA

Blue Sky Hang Gliding: Hang Gliding School near Richmond and a dealer for both the Mosquito and Doodle Bug Powered Harnesses:

Thermal Valley Hang Gliding: Hang Gliding school near Lenoir, North Carolina

Appalachian Airsports:   Hang Gliding school near Lenoir, North Carolina

Silver Wings: A Hang Gliding School in the Northern Virginia (DC) area.

Foothills Flight Park: Hang Gliding School near Charlotte, NC:

Southern Skies: Paragliding School in central North Carolina.  They also sell and manufacture paramotor units:

Lookout Mountain Flight Park: One of the original hang gliding schools, near Chattanooga, TN:

HPAC: The Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association of Canada:

BHPA: The British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association, publisher of Skywings Magazine:

HGFA: The Hang Gliding Federation of Australia:

Professional Air Sports Association: " information on the industry of Hang Gliding, Kiteboarding, Paragliding, Parasailing, and Ultralight Flying for businesses and individuals":

Airborne Gliders: Australian Manufacturer of the Airborne Sting XC2 175, a good glider for use with a powered harness as it offers easy handling, good performance, and an excellent weight range. The keel is already removable so no major modifications are needed.

Avian: - UK Manufacturer of hang gliders, paragliders, and harnesses:

Flying Related, Useful, or Interesting Stuff

Sport Aviation Publications: A wide variety of textbooks written by Dennis Pagen.  Excellent references for both beginning and advanced hang glider and paraglider pilots, with extensive towing and weather information:

Fly Roanoke: Of local interest for Hang Gliding and Paragliding pilots in the Southwestern region of Virginia.  Originally hosted by Kermon Carter, but since taken down. An archival mirror is here: Lots of good information and many useful links: Mirror

FAA Procedures and Information: Resource for general aviation info - useful procedures for dealing with Air Traffic Control, etc:

See How It Flies An excellent on-line book about all aspects of flight physics and techniques, applying to both gliding and powered flight.

Peter Birren's Flying Links Nice master list of links to all sorts of things of things Flying related.

(updated January 3, 2024)

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