gecko fly parapente

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

lunes, 29 de diciembre de 2008

Rambla Oria

Rambla Oria : its not really a new site cause we have flown
the mountain (in background) before, and its on the cross country route
from saliente, but it meant a hard walk up and
difficult take off (lots of spiky bushes)
so today we went out to see if it was all possible from another
drivable takeoff (god we are getting lazy)

and did it work !!! yep

exactly halfway to a very low cloudbase

(spot the glider comp) big earing out of the cloud

spiraling down to land on the site of this new years eve party
cant be bad! Kev Shaun and kids worrying about pole sizes
for the dance tent...check out
for latest info about the new years eve bash

miércoles, 24 de diciembre de 2008

Noche Buena nublado!

Noche Buena, Christmas Eve and the valley is full of advection cloud.... but up at 1400m theres sunshine and fantastic views - sadly the wind is flowing over the back , so the view was all Morgan got instead of his promised birthday flight...........otra vez.........

martes, 23 de diciembre de 2008

feliz navidad

As the sun went down today, cloud laps up the valley around
the foothills of the Sierra Estancias ,a good opportunity to send
merry xmas wishes from gecko fly
... feliz fiestas a todos

martes, 2 de diciembre de 2008

Mojacar Magazine

Steve's aerial view on the front cover of the eighth edition of Mojacar Magazine
Still waiting for the editors to come flying with us!

lunes, 10 de noviembre de 2008

Louise's flight with Gecko Fly

Louise of LouLous in Turre, took some time out from the hairdressing business to come flying with Gecko Fly. Last time she did this was in the Alps - no running on the take off, she did it with skis!
Here she is ready to go.......and a great take off which literally swept Louise off her feet!

Mags goes paragliding for MACS

Mags was given a voucher for a tandem paragliding flight and decided to do it for a cause. She took to the skies in aid of MACS - Mojacar's cancer support charity.
Here's Mags, front row on the left, just before heading for take-off with friends and supporters, they stayed on the ground with a birds eye view from the terrace at the Saliente restaraunt.

Here's Mags getting prepared, watched from the sidelines by Allen

And finally in the air ..........

..............and a big smile on the ground

Mags has already raised nearly 300 euros for cancer support here in Spain - if you'd like to add to that total and make a donation click here

domingo, 2 de noviembre de 2008

gone with the wind ?

Caroline came flying with us eariler on in the year
and her article finally made it to print in the Costa Almeria News
last week. thanks caroline !

talking wind....
Sitting here with gale force nwesterlies
the wind generator is making horrific noises
but at least the batteries are full
and the occasional down chucking of huge quantities of water
that have washed out our track to take off (twice)
summer seems a long time ago ........ here in almeria
we need the rain and probably more of it than we have had in
october, however looking forward to some more stable
weather patterns later this week

lunes, 6 de octubre de 2008

Happy Birthday Heather!

Peter persuaded Heather up to Saliente Alto under the guise of taking photos of the Santuario at Saliente for their own website Casa Erizo - whilst all the time plotting her birthday suprise! Here's Heather looking pleased...then a little concerned to be doing such a crazy thing on a monday afternoon..and Peter and her dog Milly watching her fly off into the distance.. tails slightly at half mast...but all smiles at the landing area! Hope you have a great day on thursday!

Steve takes flight

Long time coming....

Its seems like a long time since we had any photos of folks flying - forgetting the camera - the rains - the wind..but thanks to Juan the track to the take off is drive-able again and passenger Steve was well keen to have a break from hauling buckets of concrete in Saliente Alto - Ken and Kay's thank you for all his hard work.

Here he is flying today and take a look at Ken's video above for Steve's take-off yesterday - we hope he'll be back to break the altitude record!

and here's Ken indulging in the art of para-waiting........

jueves, 11 de septiembre de 2008

a wee beastieee....

we should have been on a flight to the Highlands of Scoootland
tomorrow to attend de Bumble and Sams wedding,
but things are conspiring against us ....not least this wee
clooud that put paid to flying today.
back to normal tommorow, or we start eating the kilt!

miércoles, 10 de septiembre de 2008

Tiempo mal

Not a good flying week for us Geckos! Stormy, cloudy and strong easterley winds meant we didnt get much flying done here - but ever optimistic, heres hopeful passengers Terri, Paddy and friends learning all about the alternative activity of para-waiting up on the take off - even the windsock has given up and tied itself in a knot

From helicopter to paraglider

Claire, one of only 80 female helicopter pilots in the UK, came to fly with Gecko Fly Parapente last week - and flew not once, but twice!
Here's Steve getting Claire ready for her flight watched by local pilot Hector.

jueves, 21 de agosto de 2008

Blast off Mojacar!

Mandy and Jason took a break from their business dmatchdigital installing satellite systems to try out the skies for themselves - well Jason's still thinking about it but Mandy was keen!
She flew tandem with Steve catching a few good thermals and cunningly landing closer to the bar at the Santuario than the retrieve vehicle!
Mandy said "thanks for a great day - I had a blast"
Jason took a great video, you'll be able to watch it down at Reflections Bar on Mojacar Playa.

lunes, 4 de agosto de 2008

Gap Year Geckos - the Light Family return!

Really good to see Tony and his family again with Jo coming along for her second flight plus her friend Jasmine - both are on their gap year and planning adventures down under and in Africa and the States, they'll probably have off-roaded, bunjee jumped and sky-dived their way round the world the next time we see them!
A great thermic flying day - it was hard to persuade the wing to descend when it was time to land.....heres Jasmine and Jo in action - nice photo of Jo where her head perfectly forms the peak of the Saliente mountain - I'm saying nothing Jo!!