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
new members and mentors
Luke: Hi everyone,   I just had a recent e-mail exchange that reminded me about how tough it can be for new pilots who recently received their ratings.  I just want new pilots to know that we do have a list of mentors on our site guide (please asked to be removed if you don’t want to be there):  http://ww
Chehalem Flight report
John Kraske: My 2nd flight, after Dave and I hustled back to launch - no shuttle vehicle in the lz, I sunk like a rock while Vince, Luke and Rob worked the light lift.  I had to bail in one of the cow/horse void field east of the road.  Didn’t want to, but had no other options.  I was sure I’d heard that the own
El Salvador Adventure
Discover Paragliding!: Finally got into the air again today after more than a month of being grounded.  (Excluding far too many airline flights. ) While the flight wasn't epic the story of my getting here possibly qualifies. The flight was a sled ride tandem flight. Landing somewhat ungracefully in a too tall patch of jun
Oceanside mats
Bill B - Corvallis: I think Nick should just be there for the next big blow - and get some kiting practice to boot!
Oceanside mats
sargeomatic: We talked about this at a meeting or two or three ago.  This was my solution.  -Who's got some spare time on their hands?....    
Tiger flight
Steve Forslund: Short day at work I caught the 2:30 shuttle at Tiger and got off launch first as everyone seemed slow. Barely cleared the trees off launch and then a local bird (immature bald?) showed me a drifty climb on the spine south launch. Others were soon flying and I went and pimped a climb up in the last t
Chehalem Flight report
dave_blizzard: Several pilots flew today including Luke D., Vince P, John K, Rob S, and me.  Not much lift so nobody got very high - but it was working.  Vince and Luke both had good long flights.
Oceanside mats
Nick Fulmor: Half the mats on launch pulled up from the storm. They need a quick repair.
Parachutist’s Record-Breaking Fall: 26 Miles, 15 Minutes
Erik O: Yeah, you try doing a PLF in that suit.  It was funnily though, LMAOI wish it was me.  How cool. 
Chehalem Monday
dave_blizzard: Looks weak right now but ya don't know if ya don't... So, lets touch base tomorrow about noon. On Sunday, October 26, 2014 4:12:58 PM UTC-7, vince price wrote:I plan to be at Chehalem Monday around 3 if anyone else wants to come and share shuttle.
Chehalem Monday
vince price: I plan to be at Chehalem Monday around 3 if anyone else wants to come and share shuttle.
Harry Kauffman obituary
John Saltveit: Thanks for posting this Steve.Harry was one of the great ones.  He set many records for paragliding here in Oregon.  You'd often see him at a flying site, with wine, cheese and music.  Back in the day I would go down to the coast and fly with Harry and Jim DOnaldson.  Great sites there along the coa
Harry Kauffman obituary
Steve Roti: http://www.newportnewstimes.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&story_id=45705&page=90
Parachutist’s Record-Breaking Fall: 26 Miles, 15 Minutes
Steve B: PLF?  He should of had a better instructor. On Friday, October 24, 2014 12:57:21 PM UTC-7, Steve Roti wrote: Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner’s World Record http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/25/science/alan-eustace-jumps-from-stratosphere-breaking-felix-baumgartners-wor
Coast Sunday
vince price: It looks like rain with periodic breaks but decent wind.  Anyone out there to tell how long the breaks are today?