Cascade Paragliding Club

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
(503) 236-9234

Usually on the first Tuesday of the month.

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

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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
Flight report
Mark Sanzone: Dave B and I flew Sollie today.  It was nice at launch with some small cu's in the sky.  Thermals were small and not well organized so we both ended up with short flights.  We did not go to CLO as we could see it was in the fog/clouds. Mark
Could be the best year ever for the Willi XC
John Saltveit: Kick ass flight Dan. Nice job. John Saltveit On Monday, July 28, 2014 9:06:01 AM UTC-7, Dan Wells wrote: > > I’m up here with Pete Reagan.  Sunshine and light winds so far with > nothing but sunshine in the forecast through next Sunday > > Nearly 80 pilots have registered for the event.  4.5 hours
Washington flying east of Cascades
John Saltveit: Thanks for posting this.  The fire issue has been one that we frequently have to deal with at Chelan.  It's something I always think about before going flying there. John Saltveit On Saturday, July 26, 2014 1:25:21 PM UTC-7, Joe Stermitz wrote: > > Pilots thinking of Chelan be aware that our LZ at C
Top 10 Paragliding Sites | Places To See In Your Lifetime
John Saltveit: This is a very cool article. Thanks for sharing this Mark.  It can give us something to dream about when we retire, or one of the places for a vacation. John Saltveit On Saturday, July 26, 2014 8:38:40 AM UTC-7, Mark Sanzone wrote: > > Some places to dream about.  I know a few of you have been to so
Wednesday flight report
Bill B - Corvallis: A bit tardy here and not free flight, but still worth posting, I believe. I took a ride with Mark F on his two-seater aircraft.  We met at the airport near Hubbard and he pulled out his flying machine from a hangar that was occupied by several other sport and ultralight vehicles.  I was expecting a
dave_blizzard: I need to be back about 6:30 so, assuming this is not a problem, I'll see you at Fred Meyer at 10:30. On Friday, August 1, 2014 8:09:15 AM UTC-7, Mark Sanzone wrote: > > I think try Sollie, then CLO. I can be at Fred Meyer at 1030 if you want > to go. > Mark > > >   On Friday, August 1, 2014 8:00 AM
Mark Sanzone: I think try Sollie, then CLO. I can be at Fred Meyer at 1030 if you want to go. Mark On Friday, August 1, 2014 8:00 AM, dave_blizzard wrote: Looks maybe too North and too strong but ya don't know if ya don't go.  If you want to give it a chance, I'm in.
dave_blizzard: Looks maybe too North and too strong but ya don't know if ya don't go.  If you want to give it a chance, I'm in.
Robert Redman: There's another NW low-mid 20s forecast for the coast tomorrow. Is CLO flyable with that much wind? I've been at Kiwanda all week and it's been blown out every day, even for my 16m Firefly. I've been kiteboarding during the day instead, and then getting a short flying window just before sunset. ---
Mark Sanzone: Thinking about Sollie/CLO. Mark 
Is it a good idea to scotchguard harnesses?
Shannon: NO! At least I don't think so. I'm about 20 years out of date but as I recall Scotchgard is a silicone-based lubricant that just happens to waterproof. In the short-term it might work fine but in the long term I think that it takes accelerates plasticizer migration. It will dry and brittle nylon, po
Digest for - 8 updates in 2 topics
Joe Stermitz: Just FYI.....Chelan Butte access road is closed to fire danger.  No one can drive up. On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 9:25 PM, wrote: >   Today's topic summary > > Group: > >    - New Variometers? [7 U
New Variometers?
Douglas Mullin: You actually can with the Oudie 3, well sort of. You can download a simulator from Naviter's website that you run on your PC that acts like the real instrument. It can 'replay' a flight (you can supply an IGC or other file formats used to record a flight) and you can push the buttons etc. So you can
New Variometers?
gabe: I wish there was a way to play with these expensive instruments before purchase.  
New Variometers?
John Kraske: