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.

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
following the Xalps?
steed: Cody certainly picked an interesting place to wake up to. (It seems the 3D software doesn't do a great job of shadow interpretation.) Mike
CLO Thursday 6-20
John S: It looks like a true NW day instead of N or NNW. High tide is about 4:30pm, not good. I may fly before and after. Let me know if you want to meet there or............? John Saltveit 503 641-1302
Silver Star
jeffrey wishnie: I will note, as a 'recent' (9 years?) transplant to the Northeast, I am still impressed by what y'all call an LZ! My first flight at CLO I asked someone about the LZ options to the north if there was some XC potential and was told: "Oh there are tons of clear cuts" "Aren't those full of stumps"
Silver Star
Michael Coppock: Great report Luke! Sorry I was out of town! Glad it turned out ok, and would agree that the new lower LZ [stumps and all are now hidden by flowers and grass, ] is complex on approach, especially when thermic in mid to late afternoon [but then same can be said of all the "LZ's" on Silver Star!]
Silver Star Historical Note
Peter Reagan: Silver Star was a drive up hang gliding site in the 70’s . It’s fun to talk with Reed Gleason or Dave Raybourn about it. The two of them encouraged us to take our bag wings there early on and for the very early 90s it was the local place to fly in the summer. In about 1993, Dave explored and
Silver Star
Luke: Thank you for the report and thanx for getting the ball rolling on such a fun day. I just wanted to add my own experience as well as some details as I am sure a lot of people are curious about the site. It was a very beautiful hike up with lots wildflowers and scenic views along the way: It
Silver Star
Peter Reagan: Silver Star was a bit challenging but good today. Started working around 3:30 with punchy, small, sharp thermals, didn’t really hit its stride until close to 5. Just before we landed, I found a really tasty 100-450 rpm climb which took me from 2800 ft to 4800ft without having to work hard.
Silver Star
Roger Johnsen: I've never been out to Silver Star...and the site guide makes it seems a little sketchy to get to. Looking forward to the report from today's flying for sure. Trying to learn about these sites and get some time in the air! -Roger J On Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10:31:24 AM UTC-7, Luke wrote:
Silver Star
Luke: A few of us heading out there.
Seriously considering Silver Star
Spyder McHenry: Do you know if the west side road is open? Last fall when I went up, it was closed.
Seriously considering Silver Star
Peter Reagan: I’ll probably leave town around 10:30 or 11, if reports remain encouraging. Pete Sent from my iPad
Chehelem working
Mark Sanzone: Well 6 pilots flew Chehalem today. Dave B was the only one that got a good flight. Hot sunny day but not as good as forecast. Mark On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 1:54:58 PM PDT, 'Mark Sanzone' via Cascade Paragliding Club wrote: Dave B -- You received this
Chehelem working
Mark Sanzone: Dave B
Chehelem
Peter Reagan: I'll be there around 2 Pete
Choices
Mark Sanzone: A few of us are meeting at Chehelem at 1. Mark Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 8:47 AM, 'Mark Sanzone' via Cascade Paragliding Club wrote: Cliffside, Oceanside, and Chehalem all look good in the afternoon. I’m leaning away from Cliffside