ANNUAL TATER HILL OPEN
This time of year offers an opportunity for some great cross-country flights.
We log 40 and 50 mile paragliding flights from Tater Hill during June/July. The elevation at Tater is around 5000′ ASL so it offers a unique chance for foot launch flying on the East Coast.
Competition scoring is handicapped so everyone has a chance to win. Our focus is on newer and upcoming pilots who want to learn or improve their cross-country skills.
The Tater Hill Open strives to provide the best possible learning environment for newer pilots (P2 and up) looking to improve their skills, and also a chance for experienced pilots to enjoy challenging racing in a gorgeous flying environment.
Many attendees at all levels log all-time great flights at Tater because of the magical clouds, the spectacular paraglider-friendly convergence, and the beautiful scenery everywhere. P2s report terrific learning experiences flying tasks and rubbing elbows with more experienced pilots. And unlike in most paragliding comps, spectators can watch all the action from the main LZ, since many tasks go back and forth, and up and down the valley.
Tater Hill Mountain is a private site
Open to flying from March thru November only with permission from the owner Bubba Goodman. Contact @ 828-773-9433
The Tater Hill Weather Station has weather and wind information updated every 15 minutes. Real-time conditions can often be very different from the forecast so most of the time calling Bubba is the best way to check if it’s flyable.
This is not a teaching site
The closest teaching facilities are;
Lookout Mountain Flight Park
Kitty Hawk Kites
Fly Above All Paragliding