Welcome

 

 

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.

The primary radio frequency used at local sites is 151.925.  Pilots may be operating on other frequencies also.  Please have a radio and ask what frequency those pilots present are using!

Monthly Meeting:

Back Stage Bar, 3702 S.E. Hawthorne
MCMENAMINS
(503) 236-9234

Usually on the first Tuesday of the month.

Meeting Minutes

FAA Temporary Flight Restrictions: Oregon TFRs

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

Sign-on to the CPC Google group: http://groups.google.com/group/cpcl

CPC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cascadeparaglidingclub

Header photos (235 of ’em) by these photographers:

Molly Bellman
Jeff Edes
Gabriel Evans
Steve Forslund
Travis Forsman
Nick Fulmor
Deanna Hutchinson
David Le
Jim Little
Jon Malmberg
Eric Miller
Douglas Mullin
Ancil Nance
John Olson
Pete Reagan
Solomon Reisberg
Steve Roti
Mark Sanzone
Gabriel Schwarzmann
Todd Weigand
Dan Wells

Most recent Google Group messages
Cliffside incident report
Dan Wells: How much altitude do you think you lost from frontal to recovery? Dan On Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 8:31:46 PM UTC-8, Mark Sanzone wrote: > > I arrived with George and Dave to find a couple of pilots (Wes, Mike) > there. Conditions were light so we talked and a couple of more pilots >
Cliffside incident report
Dan Wells:
Friday
Mark Sanzone: Looking at Bingen (poor lapse rate) and CLO (maybe too N). Will see what the morning shows. Mark
A doggone epic day at CS
Michael Coppock: multiple summit hikes by various folks, on single surface, and heavy wings , delicate technical flying in both thermal and lift band air in front of launch. Still working at 4:30... M
Mini’s off summit
Michael Cook: Is it working out there? On Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11:44:16 AM UTC-8, Michael Coppock wrote: > > > >
Mini’s off summit
Michael Coppock:
OSR Cliffside summit towers
Michael Coppock: Light East 6km. ~40 deg. Inverted at 2800-3000’. CAVU. Light cycles. 2 crows thermalled to 500’ over, then on glide N. River calm. Cheers. M.
Cliffside incident report
Travis potter: Whoa, glad you are ok, thank you for sharing! On Wed, Nov 20, 2019, 20:31 'Mark Sanzone' via Cascade Paragliding Club < wrote: > I arrived with George and Dave to find a couple of pilots (Wes, Mike) > there. Conditions were light so we talked and a couple of more pilots
Cliffside incident report
Dirk Larson: I try to keep a radio on and in my back pocket while on launch and not flying. Seems like something that should be standard. Sent from my iPhone On Nov 21, 2019, at 8:46 AM, Michael Cook wrote:  Damn Mark, that sounds exciting. I was watching you for a long time wondering
Cliffside incident report
Michael Cook: Damn Mark, that sounds exciting. I was watching you for a long time wondering about whether you might find some rotor up there. Glad you're OK - that's ugly stuff. It makes me think about radios and person to person comm. I stuck around until everyone got on the ground and watched you land but I
Cliffside incident report
Michael Coppock: Thank you for the impressive report Mark! Glad you managed the cascade so well. Yes, I had considered going to CS, yesterday, but was concerned re most models showing significant N component to winds, and thus lee conditions. Will be hiking to the towers early today. Mark, glad your skills were
Cliffside incident report
Tim Bugge: Launched my HG at 1545 and climbed butter to 28k while penetrating slow east to the turbines. I kept my distance from the ridge because those turbines were pointing more north than I’ve ever seen when there was enough lift to get me up there. The rotor turbulence became lager as I flew south
Cliffside incident report
Dirk Larson: Phew, glad you’re physically okay, Mark. That was a griping story! -Dirk Sent from my iPhone On Nov 20, 2019, at 8:31 PM, 'Mark Sanzone' via Cascade Paragliding Club < wrote:  I arrived with George and Dave to find a couple of pilots (Wes, Mike) there. Conditions were
Cliffside incident report
Mark Sanzone: I arrived with George and Dave to find a couple of pilots (Wes, Mike) there. Conditions were light so we talked and a couple of more pilots (Evan, Issac) showed up. Mike mentioned it had be N at the top when he got there. It picked up so Evan led the way and stayed up so I launched next.
Cliffside
Michael Cook: OSR. Upper windmills were showing over the back when I arrived with west wind at the sensor. Everything is starting to shift to the right direction. Winds are currently light. Temp 50. Nice little puffies forming!