gecko fly parapente

'cling cling like a lizard to the ceiling
stick close to the side of heaven'
maori kite song

jueves, 20 de diciembre de 2007

sábado, 8 de diciembre de 2007

underground, overground - trogladitos for the weekend!

Last weekend saw Gecko Fly underground for a change - staying in caves at Cuevas al Jatib in Baza http://www.aljatib.com/ Great food, caves and company - and only a short drive to Lake Negratin and the amazing fly sites of Jablacon where the flying was smoooooth....... a bit unexciting but the views were fab!


despegue jablacon (oeste)

volando encima negratin

dos pilotos

our cave.....

bar and terrace at Cuevas al Jatib

jueves, 6 de diciembre de 2007

baza landscape


flight path


autumn trees


planting lines


baza valley

lunes, 26 de noviembre de 2007

felicidades juan y juani!


Los novios, mucho bailando no mucho volando!

miércoles, 14 de noviembre de 2007

cabo de gata fly site ?


Here we are trying out a coastal site in cabo de gata
the wind was a bit crossed!


so we were pinned to the same bit of ridge
but lovely views all the same !


thanks to hector (phenomeno!!) and isobel
for inviting us

landscape photos







martes, 13 de noviembre de 2007

Gecko Fly Parapente's second front cover!


Mojacar magazine http://www.mojacarmagazine.com/ showing Steve
flying above a snowy Almeria landscape.
This second edition of the on-line
magazine features an article about Gecko Fly Parapente too -
check it out and you'll see why we need a new photo of us!
We've tried to convince the editor to come flying but he doesn't seem keen....

tandem paragliding vouchers


Now you can really suprise someone!
Gift vouchers for tandem flights in 2008 now available.
Contact us for more details

viernes, 2 de noviembre de 2007

christmas is coming!

Looking for an unusual Christmas present?

How about a TANDEM PARAGLIDING FLIGHT with Gecko Fly?
Treat someone to the experience of a lifetime flying above
the monastery at Saliente or in the Sierra de los Filabres,
southern Spain.
Vouchers available for 2008!
Price 75 euros

Or

An AERIAL PHOTO of your spanish casa or cortijo?
High quality prints, framed, on canvas or on CD
Personalised greetings cards
Book us in now in time for Christmas!
Prices start at 60 euros

Call 680 358 549 or 635 243 539

email: geckofly1@hotmail.com

domingo, 28 de octubre de 2007

The family light!


Friday we had a break from the wet stuff and off
we went to collado garcia with the light family
in tow .
Tony Light is keen on throwing his children and
their friends off mountains ( attached to pilot and wing of course!)
this time it was the turn of Jo and her friend Jenny to have a tandem
with Gecko Fly.
Tony had carelessly mentioned in an email that if
there was time he would have had a go ... and
what do you know ... there was time je je je
Richard a blues guitarist from http://www.fade2black.info/
tipped the scales over our weight limit so sorry
Richard no flying until we get a bigger wing!
Vaughan who is doing a bit of training came along
thanks for the retrieves Vaughan, all part of the training!!


Juan medico and Juaquin came along as well
and what lovely flying smoooooth dynamic
soaring with some gentle cloud suck ...chupa chupa!
Juan tried to do an impression of a tree decoration
but when we got the camera out he was on his feet
as if nothing had happened!

domingo, 21 de octubre de 2007

Collado Garcia


yesterday we were flying at collado garcia in the
Sierra Filabres . we got in three (just) tandem flights
in very pleasent air... lots of local pilots turned up
and apart from needing air-traffic control at times
everyone had a good time !

after the flying all the passengers and spectators
had a mission to go and watch england get beaten
by south africa in the rugby!
well we couldnt resist going along and the faces say it all!
here is Sam close to desperation with only a few minutes of
hope left!

Tres pilotos locos!


Hector (phenomeno)


Antonio (la maquiña)


De Bumble (well almost a pilot, but loco seguro )

viernes, 19 de octubre de 2007

learn to fly?


The first stage of learning to fly is learning how
to control the wing on the ground ....suprisingly
this is much harder than the flying bit,
well at least at first! its far easier to learn at the
beach with smooth laminar wind .
Here is vaughn and geoff getting to grips with
the reverse launch near Aguilas

lunes, 15 de octubre de 2007

waiting for the tooth mouse



Ann Marie, her daughter and dad all travelled down from Totana for a tandem - 45 minutes of flying, beautiful patches of sunshine lighting up the plain toward the Sierra Marias. Dolly (the rogue sheep) was looking much whiter after the recent rains!

Ann Maries's daughter Meia was more concerned with her wobbly tooth than whether her mum was ok - you can see a video of their landing below!
Hope the tooth mouse brought you some money!

Ann Marie - aterrizaje con Gecko Fly

la ganadora! Gecko Fly tandem prize!

The winner of the Gecko Fly raffle took up her free flight after three months of plucking up the courage!
Here we see Annette looking worried as it dawns on her that Steve really does mean she has to run off the edge at Saliente!





Annette really enjoyed her flight - so much so that she wanted to fly again - but the rumble of thunder meant she had to have a scary drive down the mountain instead!

sábado, 6 de octubre de 2007

Nice soft landing - Suze's tandem flight


Suze and Al came out with Gecko Fly,
Suze's first time in the air - you can see the video of her flight at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFCR15UsK9s
when conditions allow ,we like to take you on
a little cross country flight! a run down the ridge
of 6Km and a chance to spot dolly
and eagles along the way and then to
land in this lovely hay field next to the road


martes, 2 de octubre de 2007

kiting?

just a couple of nice photos of what
the americans call kiting! we sort
of call it ground handling....
anyway practice practice makes for
better takeoff and flying skills

this is one of our paramotor take off sites
next to the beach near Villaricos
Nice photos trudy and thanks for spotting the
hurculeas transport aircraft ground skimming the
beach just as I was getting ready to take off!!

viernes, 28 de septiembre de 2007

energía solar- Valle del Almanzora-Almeria :solar power



Here in Andalucia we do have sun !

dont believe the hype! not every day is sunny

but we have enough to generate our own power

recently we have seen lots of new solar installations

springing up , which has got to be good news.

here is one in Almanzora and lots more planned

in the same area. let it shine!!!

sábado, 22 de septiembre de 2007

la boda! de Jane y Nathan


well what fun we had yesterday !... torrential
rain and a thunderstorm and lighting show above
our heads for most of the night . lightning that was
Blake-esque in its magnificent posturing, anyway
not the day to get married! luckily for Jane and Nathan
(from Australia) they had their wedding blessing planned
for today at the Santuario in Saliente where the weather
co-oporated a little better, and we were booked to take
aerial photos of them and their family .....
Felicidades from gecko fly !

lunes, 17 de septiembre de 2007

Sun Sea and Paramotoring!


Sunday the sea and then some flying with t'shirt
and shorts ....goes together well i think

We dont like going on endlessly about gear,
we like to fly more! but we do like Pap Paramotors
this is the Ross 100 :1400: smooth ,smooth,
power and control!

This isn't our van but it would be nice
if it was!

Instability


As paragliding pilots we love instability , that's
basically when the atmosphere is active and the
thermals we love to ride are produced, all this
is to a point! but with our wings we have to know
our limits, today a little too active for us , this
beautiful cumulus growing and growing above
Cortijo Al Viento this afternoon

Que Sorpresa! Mariné

jueves, 13 de septiembre de 2007

high quality aerial photos, Almeria and beyond!


So! you have your spanish casa , villa or cortijo, its all looking
great! But how do you convey the extent of your new empire
to your friends and family back home?
Simple! give us a call and we will take stunning high quality
aerial photos of your place in Spain and present you with a framed
image, photos on a CD - even greeting cards are available.


These three images are of a recent commision
in Los Limoneros, but hey we fly, we can go (almost)
anywhere!

Get two other neighbours interested as well and you
can recieve a mounted print for as little as €60.
Forget Google Earth these images are high resoulution
unique photos that we can enlarge up to
A1 size if you like and even print them on to canvas.
But make sure you take your washing in first!

domingo, 9 de septiembre de 2007

pajero con botas


Hoy, volando encima El Santuario del Saliente, dia del virgen 2007

sábado, 8 de septiembre de 2007

Dia de virgin de saliente 2007


El santuario de saliente con la vista de
Sierra Maria detras



El camino sube por los peregrinos !


El Santuario con los primeros rayos de sol



 
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