Friday, March 28, 2008

Walkers Gap hang gliding site closed after 27 years. For sale

The Walkers Gap hang gliding site in central Alabama is closed and up for sale. The asking price is $50,000 for 5 acres on top of Blount Mountain. This site has been the heart of Alabama hang gliding since 1981. Our club can't afford this wonderful site. It faces SSE and is 600' agl. There have been several flights over 50 miles from this top landable grassy hill hang 2 launch. However there is still good news.......we have been given permission to build a new site next door in the near future. The new site looks to be good for para and hang pilots with more than ample top landing . This will require bull dozer work to sculpt a new slope launch and many volunteers with chain saws. Meanwhile we still have Jenkins to fly. We still need volunteers to help launch us at Jenkins on good days. Anyone interested in helping launch gliders and watching our beautiful sport atop Chandler Mountain near Horse Pens 40 please contact me at 1-205-467-2905 or email at Philip Dabney