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
First Tuesday of Nov?
David Le: Yes, 4th of Nov. Looking forward to meeting you. On Thursday, October 23, 2014 8:04:36 PM UTC-7, Michael Cook wrote:Ok, newbie getting started. Thought I'd start with the meeting and buy some beers.... Will it be the 4th of November? All geared up and rained out.... Michael
First Tuesday of Nov?
Michael Cook: Ok, newbie getting started. Thought I'd start with the meeting and buy some beers.... Will it be the 4th of November? All geared up and rained out.... Michael
Dave's hotel bill...
Mark G. Forbes: ...is a scam, but I haven't seen this one come around in a while. You should only respond if you have a big wad of cash you got from a Nigerian princess. ma...@mgforbes.com 541-760-3231 (cell) MGF iPad
Trip & Favor..............................Jen H
Airbourn: Good Morning I Hope you get this on time, I made a trip to Istanbul (TURKEY) and had my bag stolen from me with my passport and personal effects therein. The embassy has just issued me a temporary passport but I have to pay for a ticket and settle my hotel bills with the Manager. I have made contac
Hello, rain
Steve Forslund: F. k you rain, I can go away if you won't. Sent on the new Sprint Network ----- Reply message ----- From: "gabe" To: Subject: CPC: Hello, rain Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014 4:36 PM I had forgotten how you you can be. -- You received this message because yo
Hello, rain
gabe: I had forgotten how you you can be.  
birds and turbulence
Steve Forslund: No I wasn't there that day. I remember the spin being so soft and predictable on my Magic 1 and 3 that I occasionally backed up a bit while thermalling SF Sent on the new Sprint Network ----- Reply message ----- From: "Jeff Wishnie" To: ,
birds and turbulence
jeffrey wishnie: I don’t know why people thing this is so extraordinary—Mitch McAleer used this technique years ago on his Magic FR2. Forslund, you saw that. It was intentional, right? ;-)  -- Jeff On October 22, 2014 at 7:09:47 AM, Travis Potter (second...@gmail.com) wrote: Bill, the lines you speak of exist,
birds and turbulence
Travis potter: Bill, the lines you speak of exist, just reach up with one hand and grab an A then pull and hold ;) On Oct 22, 2014 6:58 AM, "Bill Briskey" wrote: Birds cheat.  That's all there is to it.Now if Ozone would come out with an additional set of lines, call 'em "Es," that would acco
birds and turbulence
Bill B - Corvallis: Birds cheat.  That's all there is to it.Now if Ozone would come out with an additional set of lines, call 'em "Es," that would accordion the wing into a speed wing, we'd have somethin'. On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 12:08 AM, Eric Miller wrote: I'm pretty sure you're supposed to big s
birds and turbulence
-ERiC-MiLLER-: I'm pretty sure you're supposed to big stall into pig ears and then truffle hunt the thermal until the turbulence turns into ebolic pestilence, then just fly the wing as best you can and hit bar to get the hell out of there when you feel you've got control.  That's my method anyhow.  Maybe some othe
birds and turbulence
Steve Forslund: Pull ears into a full stall, don't they teach that anymore? SF Sent on the new Sprint Network ----- Reply message ----- From: "Steve Carpentier" To: Subject: CPC: Re: birds and turbulence Date: Tue, Oct 21, 2014 9:52 PM I'm confused, are we
birds and turbulence
Steve Carpentier: I'm confused, are we supposed to full stall or pull big ears every time we hit turbulence?
birds and turbulence
-ERiC-MiLLER-: In that Jockey Sanderson video (security in flight 2) I got for the library he talks about using spins to enter thermals... obviously an advanced technique but kind of in the same vein...either way these guys have cool jobs.ERiC On Tue, Oct 21, 2014 at 7:48 AM, Ancil Nance wrot
birds and turbulence
ancil: http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000003183221/a-birds-secret-to-soaring.html?emc=edit_th_20141021&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=36914879 -- Ancil