gecko fly parapente

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

sábado, 31 de mayo de 2008

Third Saliente Fly Fiesta!

Third Fly Fiesta at Saliente! - theres a good weather forecast - more flying tunes from dj bumble, the chance to win a tandem flight and of course some great flying for paragliding pilots from Almeria and Murcia!
For the evening there's flamenco music and dancing and Cabrero's mobile pizza van could be making an appearance......see you there, hasta pronto!

jueves, 29 de mayo de 2008

11 countries in 2 days...

Just the last 2 days our blog site has been visited by people from 11 different countries...
Spain - Barcelona, Malaga, Almeria, Murcia
UK - London
Serbia and Montenegro
Norway - Tromso
USA - Salem, Orange County
France - Paris, Ile de France
Greenland - Nuuk Vestgronlau.....
thats great .......who are you all??

domingo, 25 de mayo de 2008

Significant birthdays!

Its been a week of flying passengers celebrating their 'significant' birthdays - it was a pleasure to fly Judith and her son Spencer at Saliente - friends and family all gathered on the mountain top to sing Happy Birthday as Judith soared overhead!

The average age of tandem passengers so far this year has been around 50 - what about all you younger ones?

miércoles, 21 de mayo de 2008

Feliz Cumpleanos!

Happy Birthday Ron!!

What better way to celebrate your 70th birthday than running off a mountain in Saliente Alto - heres Ron raring to go and with a good luck kiss from partner Jean...the first 2 minutes were fantastic Ron says but he blames his cousin Brian (of the Star Bar in Velez Rubio) and too much ice cream for the rest of the flight!

Landing supervisor Ramon remains unmoved by the news that our latest passenger is 70 today - he is 80 something and and still maintains that anyone who wants to fly is crazy (he wont let his wife do a tandem either).......

domingo, 4 de mayo de 2008

happy birthday dad

well we sold a lot of tandem vouchers over xmas and have
people been slow to contact us re the flight!!!
well done sam who gave us a ring having been bought one
for his 50th birthday but he ended up with a flop to bottom
on the sat- so we couldn't have that, and conditions looked better
for sunday , so now an old hand , sam had a great flight
saw dolly and had a close encounter with an eagle !

meanwhile max and heidi had kite fun on the take off

joaquin and his trike

Joaquin bought a brand new airfer v200 paramotor and
trike and after waiting for a few weeks for suitable weather
we went off to aguilas to try it all out. Sebastian a trike pilot
was testing it all out ,unfortunately it kept loosing power
and Joaquin was limited to using it as a expensive
powered go-cart!

I'm sure it will all get sorted and joaquin will take to the skies
without having to run at all!

lorca's first thermal !

lorca catches a thermal with a kite and
loves it !


April wasn't a good month ! apart from the occasional day
we had soooo much wind from the west and so what better
than publish a picture of the much practiced activity
of parawaiting , to be fair we do a lot less than in the UK
waiting for the wind to drop , pick up, come round on to the hill,
smooth out, wait for thermals to start, there are many reasons
why we adopt the above pose! all you need is a massive dose of