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  • Map view of Launch and the main LZ
  • Launching from Pigeon Mountain
  • The Valley below in the fall
  • Gerry Launching
  • Flying over the valley
  • Flying over the valley

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Pigeon Mountain, GA

 
Wind Direction E
AGL 1150
Glide 3.34:1
Ridge 3 Mile
XC Record Hynek Cibula 50.88 miles
Pilot Rating PG = P3
HG = H4
Site Location Rocky Lane, La Fayette, Georgia
Launch GPS 34.652238,-85.372932
Main LZ 34.648417,-85.36157
Bailout LZ 34.66117,-85.364413
Number of Flights per Year 150
Additonal Notes Cliff Launch,Restricted Landing Field

Updated 5.29.14

P2's may fly only under the following circumstances: Flights must occur under P2 appropriate conditions as defined by USHPA and under the guidance of a P3 mentor who has significant experience at the site being flown - mentorship being a one on one relationship encompassing all pre-flight and flight decisions.

This is a USHPA insured site, and as such, we require any and all instruction to be performed only by USHPA certified instructors who are Rogallo level members in good standing and having the proper insurance coverage.

All pilots are expected to adhere to these site requirements. Those found to be out of compliance with the above may have their privileges at SPP sites suspended or revoked.

Pigeon Mountain is a cliff launch with a 3 mile ridge. The launch is located on park service land. It is about 70 feet wide and gets wider further back. There is enough area to set up at least 2 to 3 gliders. The launch is a cliff with several jagged rocks jutting out below. The clearance above the trees after launch is minimal on no lift days.
There are many LZs, but two are commonly used. One is straight out from launch - a large white house with a nicely kept lawn owned by Steve Blevins. The other is on the road up to launch. It's the last field on your left, which you can clearly see after launching. It looks further away, but the two can both be made in no lift conditions.
Pigeon is classified as a P3 site but can be flown by P2's with experienced P3 supervision

Launch
The launch is located on park service land. It is about 70 feet wide and gets wider further back. There is enough area to set up at least 2 to 3 gliders. The launch is a cliff with several jagged rocks jutting out below. The clearance above the trees after launch is minimal on no lift days.

Primary Landing Zone
There are many LZs, but two are commonly used. One is straight out from launch - a large white house with a nicely kept lawn owned by Steve Blevins. The other is on the road up to launch. It's the last field on your left, which you can clearly see after launching. It looks further away, but the two can both be made in no lift conditions.

75N to second Resaca exit (Highway 136)
136W into the town of LaFayette
193N for a few miles
Left on Chamberlain road for 3.5 miles
Right on Rocky lane (entrance to Pigeon Mountain) - take road to top 3.5 miles
Left at the fork, onto Hood Overlook. Go .2 miles to launch

! NEW ! Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass
Effective January 1, 2012, any person ages 16-64 entering any designated fee area on state-owned WMAs (the entire Crockford-Pigeon Mountain WMA will be a fee area) and PFAs must possess a valid GORP (Georgia Outdoor Recreation Pass). Persons who possess a valid three-day hunting & fishing, WMA, Lifetime, Sportsman's or Honorary license are exempt from this requirement.
Individual (single person) passes are available as a three-day ($3.50) or annual ($19.00).
Small groups (not more than 8 persons) passes will be available as a three-day ($10.00) or annual ($35.00) at any license dealer or on our website at www.georgiawildlife.com. Small Group Passes are to be purchased by an individual. That individual can host up to 7 others (8 total), traveling in a single vehicle, on the property. The Small Group Pass is not transferable.They are checking permits daily.

Emergency Landing Zone
There is another LZ up the road to the launch its the last field on the left, It looks further away but can be made in no lift conditions.

Radios
Some form of radio communication is required to fly Pigeon Mountain. A 2 meter radio is preferred, but a GFS (family band) is acceptable.

Many pilots will frequent the Don Lolo Mexican resteraunt in town located at 130 S Main St, LaFayette, GA