Cascade Paragliding Club
paragliding

Welcome to the desktop website of the Cascade Paragliding Club in Oregon. We also have a mobile website

The Cascade Paragliding Club is dedicated to the advancement of paragliding and hang gliding in this region through the education of its members in safety and general knowledge of the sport, the development and maintenance of local flying sites and through the comradeship of fellow pilots.

Monthly Meeting:
Back Stage Bar, 3702 S.E. Hawthorne http://www.mcmenamins.com/BackStage
(503) 236-9234

Usually on the first Tuesday of the month.

FAA Temporary Flight Restrictions: Oregon TFRs

Officers, Contacts, Site Laisons, Directors, Tandems, Mentors: ABOUT CPC

Website questions and suggestions: SEND

Sign-on to the CPC Google group: http://groups.google.com/group/cpcl

Header photos by these photographers:

Jeff Edes
Gabriel Evans
Steve Forslund
Travis Forsman
Nick Fulmor
Deanna Hutchinson
Jim Little
Jon Malmberg
Eric Miller
Douglas Mullin
Ancil Nance
John Olson
Pete Reagan
Steve Roti
Mark Sanzone
Todd Weigand
Dan Wells




Most recent Google Group messages
Anyone interested in Bingen tomorrow?
dave_blizzard: OK, I'll bite.  See you and Sarge in the Bingen lz at 9:00. On Wednesday, November 26, 2014 4:44:19 PM UTC-8, Rick L wrote:Anyone interested in Bingen tomorrow? It looks promising. If forecast doesn't change , I plan to be at the LZ early. My small car can take 2 more bags to launch. Rick Lai Sen
Calling all Turkeys!
sargeomatic: A couple of odd birds have decided it's ok to fly at Bingen early on Thanksgiving.The rumor is we'll be meeting up at 9am at the LZ.This means you can get a flight in early & still make it back to town in time for the family feast.-Any takers?... Gobble, gobble!
Anyone interested in Bingen tomorrow?
Rick L: I'm thinking about going to Hood River or Bingen skatepark  tomorrow morning to do some exercise.  If  anyone shows up want to fly early , l will skip skating and fly with you.  Otherwise I will continue skating  or hiking till I pass out and go home eat turkey with my family. I can be at the LZ aro
Anyone interested in Bingen tomorrow?
Rick L: Anyone interested in Bingen tomorrow? It looks promising. If forecast doesn't change , I plan to be at the LZ early. My small car can take 2 more bags to launch. Rick Lai Sent from my iPhone
Anybody see anything promising for 11.26
Stan Mordensky: A hex on your house, Steve. I was all content to be at Kiwanda around 1pm today, now you've got me looking at Peterson. At Peterson, I see a tiny bit of E in S, which supposedly will straighten out to more due S throughout the day, but the speed is good... There are patches of sun down here right no
Anybody see anything promising for 11.26
steveseibel: Interesting.  Based on MM5 surface wind map and NOAA surface wind prediction (I checked for Tangent, OR), I'm thinking Petersons low launch will have very light winds- too light.  But there's a huge wind gradient with very strong wind a little further up, according to MM5 soundings. Kind of curious
Anybody see anything promising for 11.26
Solomon Reisberg: Well, lapse looks good to 3k' at bingen with light west. If others are down to go, I could be easily convinced...If not, I'll just stay and catch up on work. Sol
Anybody see anything promising for 11.26
Steve Forslund: Rarely works good and lots of public to deal with. I think at one point we were not suppose to land south of the base of the dune? not sure if that was or is true but easy to land back in the bowl sf On 11/25/2014 9:13 PM, Steve Carpentier wrote: Never even thought about flying the South side o
Anybody see anything promising for 11.26
Steve Carpentier: Never even thought about flying the South side of Kiwanda.  That seems like it would be fun.  I will be looking for something East on my travels to Madras but I hope you guys have fun!
Anybody see anything promising for 11.26
Stan Mordensky: I haven't had any luck SSE and more E at Peterson at ground level. I was eyeing Kiwanda south. On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 8:22 PM, Steve Carpentier wrote: Anybody watching the weather for tomorrow?  Bingen has potential for sledders but haven't checked the MM5 so it co
Tough call at Chehalem
Steve Carpentier: Cool, I would love to tag along on the trike if you have a spot open.  Thanks mark.
Tough call at Chehalem
Mark G. Forbes: Some nice, inverted day this winter, we should go flying in the trike and explore the different layers in the atmosphere. HG, PG and trike are all different, and all good in different ways. It's really cool to be able to fly in what feels much like a glider, but with the ability to climb to a chosen
Anybody see anything promising for 11.26
Solomon Reisberg: My (totally beginner) read: I bet Peterson will be way blown out for bags -- looks to me like 30ish at launch based on MM5. Bingen looks like it could be pretty good, very light west and good lapse. If I can escape, that's where I'll head. I probably need to be in the office, though...will check bac
Anybody see anything promising for 11.26
Steve Carpentier: Anybody watching the weather for tomorrow?  Bingen has potential for sledders but haven't checked the MM5 so it could be more?  Wind speed looks possible at Peterson but not sure about the SE direction.  Grizzly mountain might work but again, better site to launch into a SW wind and it might be pret
Tough call at Chehalem
Steve Carpentier: Thanks Mark,  That makes a lot of sense and it was interesting to learn how it can have a similar effect at the coast.  It was really interesting to watch and after reading your explanation I am glad I didn't decide to launch.  Getting blown back at Kiwanda is one thing, Chehalem is another! - SC