gecko fly parapente

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

lunes, 24 de marzo de 2008

Salvemos el Palacio del Almanzora

A campaign has been launched to restore the beautiful old palace in Almanzora designed by 18th century architect Ventura Rodríguez.
Juan 'Medico' of Club Gecko Fly is currently the chairman (isn't he busy enough?) of the 'Amigos del Palacio del Almanzora' who want to see el Palacio turned into a centre for education, enjoyment, culture and arts.......for those of you who've never seen it and don't know where it is - take a look - its behind the Plaza in Almanzora village.
More information, photos and to support the campaign check out
or visit Freebird's stall at the Albox/Arboleas Rastro - Cafe Bar Internacional on Saturdays - for an update and to add your name to their petition

jueves, 20 de marzo de 2008

carlsberg beer commercial

The latest carlsberg commercial is being made in tabernas.
Film set for many a famous western
the boys are back this time as cowboys.
We got a call to do some aerial filming after the director
had an idea for an aerial shot and obviously no budget
for helicopters

So this was a first for us but good experience not least
working out how best to carry the 35mm film camera
battery pack and video monitor an extra 12kg

Thanks to mathias the grip who sorted out the kit!
we didnt have the best conditions to fly with the wind
dropping off very late and even then it was a bit turbulent
with a front fast approaching

But what could be better than chasing and filming galloping
cowboys yeeeehaaaa !!!

So far March has been a great month for publicity.....
here's an article on tandem paragliding with Gecko Fly
in local magazine 89.8 - the Whats on Guide to Almeria
- and an interview at Valle Radio coming up next week!