Flying at Area B: Top Landing – Full Size vs. Mini-wings.

I’m not sure if it’s public knowledge yet or not, but there was a broken leg accident at Area B recently. A mini-wing, strong winds, and a 'too far back' approach caused a hard top landing, resulting in a broken fibula. Everything stayed inside, thankfully. (No criticism of the pilot involved at all. He will [...]

By |2023-12-20T21:49:55-08:00December 20th, 2023|Others|0 Comments

Pura Vida Paragliding Tour 2024 – Are you Ready?!?

Maren and I would like to announce our 2024 Costa Rica Tour dates, as we are currently getting everything lined up for our 10th year guiding tours to our favorite ‘home away from home’. Our ‘Pura Vida Paragliding Tours’ are designed for anyone from the low airtime pilot to work on building his thermal skills [...]

By |2023-09-24T16:29:04-07:00September 24th, 2023|blog|0 Comments

Aunty Cyclone – We haven’t seen you in so long…

Actually that's anti-cyclone, (even though this one is forcing us to say 'uncle'!*), and there is a huge one right over our heads this entire weekend. This means two things: For our beginning students, and anyone wanting to fly at the coast this weekend, they are in for disappointment. For others, the tourist types [...]

By |2021-04-14T14:09:35-07:00April 14th, 2021|blog|0 Comments

Weather trivia for a Blue Sky day.

Today we cancelled classes. Winds this morning are light, but definitely offshore, but my predictions are that the winds will come onshore around 11:30 to noon this morning, (if not before). From a bit of logic learned over years of observation, we have discovered that typically, the only thing to 'overpower' an offshore wind [...]

By |2021-04-11T22:45:55-07:00April 11th, 2021|blog|0 Comments

2020 – The Never Beginning Summer?

Hi everyone! Covid 19. The Corona Virus. It seems it’s all we hear about these days. We are, like so many other small businesses temporarily closed because of its consequences. It’s a bummer, but it has been the right thing to do considering so many unknowns. Not to fear though. We ARE going to get [...]


Where we fly in the Seaside / Gearhart Area Locally, paragliders are using a ground based towing system where a vehicle with a specially designed winch system pulls the paraglider aloft. The vehicle and paraglider start in close proximity, with the paraglider climbing higher as the vehicle drives along the beach between Sunset and Del [...]

By |2020-04-24T18:50:07-07:00April 5th, 2019|Flight Zone, Security|0 Comments


A 'pay-out' style winch is typically mounted in either a truck or a boat, with the pilot setting up about 50' downwind. As the vehicle begins driving/moving, the pilots waits for that first 'tension' signal to inflate his/her glider. As the glider comes over the pilots head, the line tension is then further increased to [...]

By |2019-04-05T09:03:47-07:00April 5th, 2019|Towing|0 Comments


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By |2021-03-27T11:14:14-07:00March 17th, 2016|News, Others, Paragliding|0 Comments


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