Cascade Paragliding Club
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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.

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
In the spirit of full disclosure re Mt St Helens
Steve Forslund: Pete thanks for the info I had no idea you Ancil were tempting the volcano gods. I was on my way to Alaska and from the reports on the single sideband radio it sounded like the whole state blew up. My brothers were water skiing on the Puget Sound when they saw it go. SF Sent from my HTC EVO 4G LTE e
Sollie Tues after work?
Steve Forslund: Sollie is typically a thermal site and an early one as the sea breeze comes in and the cool air kills the lift. Rather standard coastal thermal site.  As a ridge soaring site it is not so great. Best flying there for me is a light ne second best is light north or nw. West is rare at the beach and I
Hood River
CB: BINGEN CLOSES SATURDAY FOR FIRE SEASON On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:55:57 AM UTC-7, Bill B - Corvallis wrote: > > I could have tried to pick a better day, but I'm headed up to Hood > River for a meeting and am going to take my wing.  Obviously > conditions don't look ideal, but if a miracle occurs wh
Helpfull video on centering thermals
Steve Carpentier: I found this video pretty helpful and though I would share: http://youtu.be/d5WoZTN0kvE
In the spirit of full disclosure re Mt St Helens
Stan Mordensky: These are fantastic photos. It's nice to see such a new (to me) well done set . Do you remember how close you were in that one photo to that pre-main phase activity? How frequently did the eruptions occur while you were up there 5 weeks prior to the landslide? Beautiful plume shots. The second from
In the spirit of full disclosure re Mt St Helens
Peter Reagan: For the younger set or the folks I haven't known all my life, Ancil Nance and I have a history with Mt St Helens that goes pretty far back. I first climbed it in 1968, and had been up a dozen or so times by the time of the eruption. My last climb before 1980 was with my 8 year old son in 1979. An
Sollie Tues after work?
vince price: After our great saturday flight cut short by cloud cover moving in below us, Im considering making a dash to Sollie right after work today... heading out around 4:30 or so, flying by 6.  Nice west wind predicted. Anyone care to tag along?  I'll be leaving from Milwaukie. -Vince
Tri cities dentist pilot
Oleg: I know a medical doctor pilot in Tri Cities.
Tri cities dentist pilot
Travis potter: I met a dentist pilot from the Tri cities in Chelan and forgot his name. Anybody know of whom I speak?
Hood River
Bill B - Corvallis: I could have tried to pick a better day, but I'm headed up to Hood River for a meeting and am going to take my wing.  Obviously conditions don't look ideal, but if a miracle occurs where the weather participates and someone else happens to be in the area, give me a call.  I should be free to fly aft
Elk Rock video
Discover Paragliding!: Just watched this video. Every minute of it. I agree with Pete, the audio needs some work, and I just encouraged him to continue finessing it. Watch the video. Imagine how a video like this could be used... Awesome effort Pete! If you haven't seen his Cliffside video, it's here: https://www.youtu
Elk Rock video
-ERiC-MiLLER-: That was an absolute pleasure to watch.  Thanks so much for sharing! Keep up the good work, ERiC On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 8:53 PM, Peter Reagan wrote: > > > > > > Here is a short video of the flight up near St Helens last week. I'm > unsatisfied with the soundtrack in several
Elk Rock video
Dave Cantrell:  Nice photo Steve. The wave clouds in the back ground are quite interesting, or are those also called roll clouds ?  Similar to the picture Mark S recently posted of a roll cloud. On Monday, July 21, 2014 9:31 PM, Steve Roti wrote: Photo of Elk Rock 20 years ago attached. I
Just a Question:
Ryan Kern: Steve is correct, it should be...  Or its some other wanker that stole my wing. :) On Monday, July 21, 2014 6:28:07 AM UTC-7, Steve Carpentier wrote: > > Should be Ryan Kern I think.
Elk Rock video
Steve Roti: Photo of Elk Rock 20 years ago attached. If I recall correctly Ancil Nance is flying a Nova Phantom and Pete Reagan is on a Pro-Design Compact. Steve On Monday, July 21, 2014 8:53:05 PM UTC-7, Peter Reagan wrote: > > > > > > > Here is a short video of the flight up near St Helens last week. I'm > un