Dr. Richard Shallman of Lourdes Surgical & Breast Health Center paraglides over Mt. Bachelor.

Dr. Richard Shallman Paraglides Over Mt. Bachelor

Posted on January 8, 2012

Many doctors prefer playing golf on their day off, but not Dr. Richard Shallman.  He would rather paraglide over Mt. Bachelor than play on one.

“One minute you’re standing around with a big chunk of stuff that looks like a kite.  Then you’re off and flying with nothing between you and the ground but your shoes, when the conditions are good it’s a magical experience, like being on a magic carpet or something,” – Dr. Shallman

He arms himself with a GPS for his flying coordinates, a radio for communication and a back-up GPS to find his way back if he lands off target. The GPS also allows Shallman and other members of his league to keep track and assign points based on the routes and distance they fly.

Dr. Shallman is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.