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.
Back Stage Bar, 3702 S.E. Hawthorne
Usually on the first Tuesday of the month.
FAA Temporary Flight Restrictions: Oregon TFRs
Officers, Contacts, Site Laisons, Directors, Tandems, Mentors: ABOUT CPC
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Header photos (235 of ’em) by these photographers:
|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
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"
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
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
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.
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:
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
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
Mark Sanzone: Dave B
Peter Reagan: I'll be there around 2 Pete
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