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.

Monthly Meeting:
Back Stage Bar, 3702 S.E. Hawthorne
MCMENAMINS
(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

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
October Air Cape Lookout Report to CPC
Mark Sanzone: Thanks for adding the launch observations. This write up is an important reminder that conditions can change fast and we can never let our guard down. Mark Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone On Thursday, October 11, 2018, 1:33 PM, Alan Flemming wrote: Great write up John,
Cliffside 10/13?
Discover Paragliding!: Discover Paragliding is bringing a bit of a party there for the weekend. 🙂 Brad See you up there! Brad and Maren Your 'Couple' of Instructors www.DiscoverParagliding.com Phone: 503-440-0733 (c) On 10/12/2018 8:47 PM, David Le wrote: Yes, a few of us are eyeing Cliffside tomorrow.... On Fri,
Cliffside 10/13?
David Le: Yes, a few of us are eyeing Cliffside tomorrow.... On Fri, Oct 12, 2018, 8:35 PM Oleg wrote: > Windy, especially aloft + good lapse rate which will add to the base wind. > Somewhat scary but I'm tempted. Anyone planning on going? > Evening soundings will become available in
Cliffside 10/13?
Oleg: Windy, especially aloft + good lapse rate which will add to the base wind. Somewhat scary but I'm tempted. Anyone planning on going? Evening soundings will become available in 30 minutes.
Ozone Ozium 2 Harness Safety Notice.
Discover Paragliding!: An issue with the reserve pod on the Ozium 2 requires action on the part of Ozium 2 harness owners. If you own an Ozium 2 please read this safety notice. If you have this harness, click the link for more info. Seems they are already in production with a solution. Brad -- See you up there!
October Air Cape Lookout Report to CPC
Alan: Great write up John, thanks. The only reason I wasn't flying too was because I was talking too much and I'm slow to set up. I was, like pretty much everyone else on launch, totally surprised at how the sock flipped from pretty consistently straight in, to straight out and just as strong, in an
October Air Cape Lookout Report to CPC
John Kraske: Attached is my flt report from last Saturday at CLO ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Date: Wed, Oct 10, 2018, 6:00 AM Subject: October Air Cape Lookout Report to CPC To: Sent from Mail for
CPC Classified Ad
Mark Sanzone: Former pilots Brian and Leslie are cleaning house. Below is a link of items they have for sale. The gear includes harnesses, gliders, reserves, varios, and other items. A full list of equipment, with photos and with contact information, is available here:
Reserve clinic upcoming in February
Mark G. Forbes: Hi Pilots! If you haven't hucked and repacked your reserve recently, mark your calendar for our almost-annual chute deployment and repack party, on Sunday, February 24 —face those rambunctious spring thermals with confidence inspired by a freshly packed rescue chute. Thanks to hang pilot Cliff
CLO report
Luke: Myself and Mike C had a similar experience with winds switching to offshore while in the air at roughly the same time of year in 2015 (link to report below): This followed some really smooth air and a trip to Happy Camp and back. We should always be cognizant of the possibility that winds could
CLO report
John S: Thanks for posting this Mark. Half of our safety is knowing when not to launch. John Saltveit On Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 9:25:15 AM UTC-7, Mark Sanzone wrote: > > After lots of para waiting yesterday, Kraske launched and went up. The > rest of us scrambled to get our gear ready. David Le
CLO report
Mark Sanzone: After lots of para waiting yesterday, Kraske launched and went up. The rest of us scrambled to get our gear ready. David Le launched second and went up, and I went third. The air was rowdy but I got 100+ over launch before it all went to crap. Wind quickly changed to NE? and we were in rotor
Morning view from Oceanside
Mark Sanzone: Still a tad NE . Forecast is NNW in the afternoon for CLO. I will be there. Mark
Weekend
Mark Sanzone: I'll be in Netarts. Plan to fly CLO Saturday afternoon. Mark
Extremely light winds at Oceanside today.
Rick L: Ray and I expected a strong west winds yesterday but it turned out extremely weak. The winds got weaker when we ready to launched but we still managed to top out few hundred feet above launch. It was fun cruising 1.5 hours on the north side of Oceanside in perfectly smooth air. Yesterday video