Mount Jumbo


Josh over Jumbo

Get in touch for more site info using the Missoula Fly List group on What’s App:

Please pay special attention to where the launch and landing zone are below.
Missoula paragliding launch and landing zone for Mount Jumbo[Click image for a full view]


-P2 must have 5 flights with site observer
-After observed flights, P2 must be with P3

Mini Wing
-M1 must have 5 flights with site observer
-After observed flights, M1 must be with M2 (unless P3)

Observers: see current listing under the ABOUT page.



Important Site Information and Protocol:

  1. Call the Missoula Air Traffic Control Tower from the trailhead (1/2 hour prior to flying): (406) 549-2979. Tell them you will be flying Mt. Jumbo, the number of pilots, approximate launch time. Be polite and brief when speaking with the tower personnel—they are busy. If the tower personnel have any questions or concerns, please direct them to Derek Goldman (USHPA PG observer) 370-6491.
  2. Call the tower again at the conclusion of the flying session. Post “open” and “closed” to the Missoula Tower What’s App chat.
  3. Be a current USHPA member.
  4. Follow FAA rules for sunset and cloud clearance. Use strobe to fly 1/2 hour after sunset.
  5. Pilots new to the site must fly with a local pilot before going solo.
  6. P2 (novice) pilots must fly 5 flights with 2 different pilots who have flown the site for at least a season. Check out the tab named “Rating Requirements” for more information.
  7. Avoid the Class D airspace that begins approximately 1 mile west of Mt. Jumbo. Stay alert for the occasional low-flying aircraft, especially inbound from the east.
  8. Avoid disturbing deer or elk when flying.
  9. Check for postings of mid-to-late-summer fire restrictions that often close the mountain.
  10. Fly within the recommended operating limitations for your rating; pay attention to changing conditions….
  11. Make conscious decisions for site preservation.

Questions? Contact Derek Goldman, USHPA PG observer for Mt. Jumbo: (406) 370-6491

Observers: see current listing under the ABOUT page.