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
Oceanside mats
Erik O: If your looking to keep the astro turf down and keeping it from getting blown around during storms, I'd prepose the following.  (See attached)  any anchor only buried inches below the surface will have no holding power.  There are some options.   1.) work off your concept but trade mass for structur
new members and mentors
John Saltveit: This is an excellent idea. John Saltveit On Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:03:19 PM UTC-7, Luke wrote: 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
El Salvador Adventure
John Saltveit: Reed went on a flying tour there 40 years ago.  You should talk shop.John Saltveit On Monday, October 27, 2014 11:13:25 PM UTC-7, Discover Paragliding! wrote:Finally got into the air again today after more than a month of being grounded.  (Excluding far too many airline flights. ) While the flight
new members and mentors
Luke: Welcome to the paragliding community Jeff (and other new pilots) .   Just post on days when you can fly if it seems reasonable somewhere.  If you are not sure if there is anywhere reasonable to fly on a particular day, feel free to post and you will most likely get public or private feedback (we hav
Extended forecasts?
Steve Forslund: Ouija board http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_eye/2014/10/29/roman_mars_99_percent_invisible_the_ouija_board_s_strange_history.html Sent on the new Sprint Network ----- Reply message ----- From: "Steve Seibel" To: "ohgalist" , "CPC List"
Extended forecasts?
steveseibel: Hi all-- can anyone suggest links for extended forecasts?  I'm thinking on the order of 10-15 days and also of seasonal forecasts for the whole fall / winter... Is this supposed to be an El Nino or La Nina year and how will that affect our flying wx in the Pacific northwest? Just trying to educate
new members and mentors
jeff (JJ) johnson: Thanx Luke. I feel like that totally was directed to me and I appreciate that. I've been making more of an effort to be involved and get to know more pilots and this is a great avenue. I am a new P2 and feel completely clueless at times. Thanx for remembering the newbies. JJ On Tuesday, October 28,
Quick question
Travis potter: I'm curious if anybody out there in the freeflight community works for or is involved in any way with Verisk Analytics, a risk management company with a broad range of markets.  I'm applying for a Community Fire Protection Field Rep positions in Portland and in Salt Lake City. Thanks all, hope its f
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.