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Intro to Weather in the southwest

Why stay out of the air today?

Weather for Aircrews – Basic weather info for non-professionals

Explanations of the tools below and more weather info

El Paso National Weather Service – start here!

Pivotal Weather – an outstanding site for anything weather but it requires some work and know-how

NWS hourly graphical forecast – temp, winds, & gusting at the surface

Meso West Region – current conditions at stations in the SW

Santa Teresa NWS (current conditions)

S. Mt Franklin (current conditions)

SPC Balloon Soundings (every 12 hours)

UoW Balloon Soundings – usually available before the SPC soundings for 72364 (ELP)

Jet Stream and 4 day forecast – Pivotal Weather (above) gives much more accurate info on the Jet

NOAA Satellite image of moisture and clouds over west Texas – NM

Windy – animated map of winds and other data over the surface of the world

Wind History Map – actual vs. forecasts

Weather Spark – Monthly, daily, and hourly graphical reports anywhere on earth

SkyVector Aeronautical Chart – road maps of the sky including TFR's

NWS Woods Hole, MA

NWS Poteau, OK

NWS hourly Poteau, OK

Current and Future Events

Training & Flying – Winter 2020

Training - NOTE:  We are moving our operations to the Ozarks and will not be taking new students until sometime in April or May 2020.   If needed, please contact us for more information.  Thank you - Had

Introductory videos:  The Dream of Human Flight is now a Reality - The Joy of Paragliding – a fine video production by Steve Crye showing the elements of why we love to fly.  Let's go places (from Toyota), Featured video and introduction to paragliding (from the National Geographic),  Fly like a bird (from USHPA),
Paragliding in Franklin Mountains State Park (from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Austin, Texas).  Eagle Paragliding has this outstanding video on the front page of their website of a pilot flying in the Alps.

Nearly every country in the world promotes and loves adventure sports, like hang gliding and paragliding.  Switzerland even put an image of a guy paragliding on their 50 Franc note.  The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has opened the doors of Texas parks to USHPA pilots.  Other public land administrators in the U.S. should do the same.

Recent Events

Flying cross country in central Florida - nothing like being at cloudbase!

paragliding in central florida

Dry Canyon in January - photo by V. Strader

Dry Canyon in Winter by V. Strader

Dry Canyon with a light snow coming down.  The small figure at launch is Lee Boone who is going to join us in the air!

Dry Canyon in snow

Flying in Valle de Bravo - a perfect, controlled launch by a visiting pilot

launching at Valle de Bravo, MX

Paragliding in Big Sur

paragliding at Big Sur

Paragliding in south central New Mexico.  The towering clouds in the distance are strong thermals coming off the Potrillo Mountains.  It rains a lot out there, probably double of what we get in the Rio Grande Valley.  Photo by Steve Crye

paragliding in south central New Mexico


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