I took my first paragliding class in 2006 and currently hold a P3 rating.  

I mostly fly in United States but have made several trips to South America and Europe to fly.  

Board member since 2010.

President & Secretary

Fred MacDowell

My feet first left the ground in 2015 and I've been soaring ever since. I currently hold a P3 rating and enjoy flying all over the U.S..


I'm also avid in both rock and ice climbing, and enjoy alpine climbing in the bigger mountains. 


Board Member since 2020.

Vice President

Chris Dunlap

Early in 2011 a paragliding coworker introduced me to the sport.  After a quick search on the internet, I was hooked up lessons and the club.

I am currently P2 rated and love flying our SPP's sites.

Board member since 2014.  


Kathleen MacDonald

I started flying in 2013 and am currently P3 rated. 

I like being on the mountain and flying with my friends.

Board member since 2015.  

Safety Offiicer

Bryan Upchurch

Saw my first paraglider flying at Torrey Pines in 1990 and thought that just might be the way to fly.

Started flying in 2007 and currently hold a P-4 rating. 

Board member since 2015.

Director Site Development

John Frazier

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