Tiger Mountain Update

Updated March 20th, 2020

Hi folks,

We're blessed to be part of the Issaquah community and to be able to practice our beautiful sport here. Given the current global events surrounding COVID-19, and especially the number of local cases we have here, it's part of our responsibility to the community to reduce any strain we have on local medical resources.

In such exceptional circumstances, we need to share responsibility and reduce our demands on hospital and emergency services. We are asking for everyone to voluntarily suspend flying at Tiger for 3 weeks until April 13th, in cooperation with the city of Issaquah and King County Parks.

I personally talked with the Mayor of Issaquah, Mary Lou Pauly, and she assured me that the paragliders are an icon and treasure of Issaquah, and this is a temporary ask and can't wait to see us in the air when it is safe to do so.

I know this is hard news for a lot of pilots - we all know the freedom and joy that paragliding brings us. I know for a lot of us, flying keeps us sane, and is an essential recreational activity. We also need to do our part to help the community get through this crisis.
Let's use this time to focus on safety, education, and work on our kiting skills while still following the latest health guidelines for social distancing and staying safe.
I know not everyone is in the club, so please spread the word.

If you have any questions, please contact the board at or reach out to me directly.
- Alex Leone (President) and the Board of the Northwest Paragliding Club


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The Northwest Paragliding Club is based in Issaquah, Washington and is one of the oldest and largest paragliding clubs in the United States. Issaquah is also home to Tiger Mountain, one of the most popular flying sites in the country. In addition to Tiger, NWPC members support a number of other sites across Washington including Blanchard, Baldy, Chelan, Dog, Rampart and Saddle.

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