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Feb 24th - 25th Spokane Outdoor Expo

posted Feb 20, 2018, 3:01 PM by Mike Bomstad

Center of Lift will have a booth at the Expo! We'll have a photo board or two, slide show, T-shirts & Stickers for sale and likely gliders hung from the ceiling again. All COL members are encouraged to attend and help spread the word about the fun we have in the sky!
Please contact Tony Policani for more information on the event.

COL Meeting Monday 4/9/2018- 6pm- Open to the public

posted Sep 30, 2017, 3:30 PM by Mike Bomstad   [ updated Mar 19, 2018, 8:31 AM ]

Longhorn  BBQ  6pm upstairs 

Agenda to follow 

2315 N Argonne Rd

Spring Meet & Greet (and Swap Meet?) Mon MAY 15th - 6pm- Open to the public

posted May 11, 2017, 1:16 PM by Mike Bomstad   [ updated Feb 20, 2018, 8:08 PM ]

Public is welcome.

Longhorn  BBQ  6pm upstairs 

  • Let's get together over some fine food in the Longhorn's banquet room and see who's new! There's lots to chat about too ... who's going to Aerial Paragliding on the weekend of 5/20-21, who wants to get in some hang gliding instruction in Missoula (or have Paul Roys come here). what's happening with State Parks (and WAC 352-32-130), T-shirt news, Camp & Fly, Inkler's Fly-In, whatever we feel like chatting about!
    NOTE: Our formal Chapter meetings are even months / first Monday. Next one is June 5th - also at the Longhorn :)

Inkler's Point Fly-In - July 14th - 16th

posted Apr 12, 2017, 11:21 AM by Mike Bomstad

​Between Valley & Chewelah, WA
A fun filled, family oriented, Fly-In! Camping available on site. $25 registration fee. Inkler's Point is a USHPA Insured Flying Site - USHPA membership required. This weekend is also Chewelah's "Chataqua Days" (a few thousand people will be coming to town!). We'll be updating this Event post from now until the Fly-In :) Feel free to share this event. We will have a registration form available later this Spring. Questions? Ask away :)
See the July 2015 issue of Hang Gliding & Paragliding Magazine for a story on Inkler's Point (there are now 2 launches)

Contact COL for more info

Inkler's Point Work Party Weekend Apr 22 - Apr 23 · Inklers Point · Chewelah

posted Apr 12, 2017, 11:02 AM by Mike Bomstad   [ updated Apr 12, 2017, 11:05 AM ]

Need help with general site work / maintenance before it gets tall and growing.
Clearing of brush to help with parking and glider setup areas.
West launch needs some shaping also

Contact for more info

Great Outdoors Expo, Feb. 18-19- COL booth!!

posted Feb 11, 2017, 12:11 PM by Mike Bomstad   [ updated Feb 11, 2017, 12:18 PM ]

COL will have a booth to provide local flying and instructional information about learning and Freeflight Sat, February 18, 9am – 5pm
Sun, February 19, 10am – 4pm

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COL Meeting 2/6/17 - 6pm

posted Jan 27, 2017, 9:47 AM by Mike Bomstad

Longhorn  BBQ link


--Who's new? Plus, your 'new' COL Chapter Officers.
Steptoe Butte State Park
--There will be a mid-February public meeting in Colfax by State Parks to discuss future plans for Steptoe Butte State Park .... stay tuned for the date/time/location.
WAC 352-32-130
--This Washington Administrative Code is slated to have "hang gliding" added during the first half of 2017 ..... another 'stay tuned'.
Inkler's Point Bonfire
--Planning for actual site, food, beverages, whether we can fly (snow, road), etc.
Spokane Outdoor Expo

--More planning! We need volunteers to host the booth - particularly Saturday afternoon and Sunday. TheExhibitors list is growing (including us). We'll have a chance to showcase our sports to other outdoor enthusiasts.
Hang and Para Instruction!
--Five Valley Hang Gliding and Aerial Paragliding! Getting to know our closest options for learning to fly.
Inkler's Point News
--Weather instruments and USHPA Flying Site Insurance.

COL Informal Gathering

posted Nov 5, 2016, 8:34 AM by Mike Bomstad   [ updated Nov 5, 2016, 8:46 AM ]

Longhorn Barbecue
2315 N Argonne Rd, Spokane, Washington 99212

Monday at 6 PM - 8 PM

An informal gathering to try out a possible new COL Club Meeting location, chat about flying have a beer and generally have some fun :) Guests are welcome!

COL meeting: Oct 17th 7pm - open to the public

posted Oct 7, 2016, 6:48 AM by Mike Bomstad

Monday, October 17th, 7 PM at the Saranac Public House in downtown Spokane (South side of Main Street between Browne and Division). Parking meters are checked until 7 PM. Main Street in this block now has diagonal parking in the middle of the street with parallel parking on both the N and S sides so finding a parking spot should not be an issue. The Saranac is similar to Annie's but a with a bit more private of a meeting area and a wider menu, better lighting, etc.
The meeting agenda is below :-)

COL Club Meeting Agenda:
1) Introductions - Including Shaun and Stephania Wuesthoff (The owners of the Inkler's Point launches)
2) Old business & Recently Flying
3) Steptoe Butte State Park Updates
4) Guest Speakers the Wuesthoffs (topics to include future plans for Inkler's Point, Opportunities for a Chewelah Fly-In and KXLY's Jewels of the Northwest).
5) Discussions on Chewelah area flying.
NOTE: As time allows we may discuss Weather Instruments for 2017.



posted Dec 21, 2015, 12:43 PM by Mike Bomstad   [ updated Jan 5, 2016, 2:46 PM ]

Mon Feb 15th 1st show is at 4:30 & the 2nd at 6:30pm @

25 W Main Ave

The Magic Lantern Theatre 
25 W Main Ave
Spokane WA

*Tickets: $5

YouTube Video


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