gecko fly parapente

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

martes, 29 de julio de 2008

Parapente en Collado Garcia

Cuatro pilotos de parapente, Juan y Antonio de Almanzora, Stefan de Belgica y Chris del Bar 'Reflections' en Mojacar - Julio en Collado Garcia ' viento fuerte, dos inversiones fuertes....esperando un poco ...y un poco mas .....por fin, vale la pena - aire muy suave!

Collado Garcia - Tandem flying/ vuelos en biplaza

Sunday afternoon on a sunny, windy day at Collado Garcia. Two tandem pasengers to fly - Sandy and Gilbert - Sandy has flown gliders and had a tandem flight with Gecko Fly Parapente at Saliente last year - he was keen to go again, this time in the Sierra Filabres.
Here he is getting ready, taking off with Chris as anchor-man (the wind was strong!). Once up the air was smooth and he even did a bit of flying himself (the first time Steve's felt confident to hand over the controls!) then back to earth and looking happy afterwards.......

Meanwhile Gilbert waits for his turn, last time he did this was at Olu Deniz in Turkey, at least its not such a scary drive to the take off.......

lunes, 21 de julio de 2008

Gecko Fly Tandem with Andreas

Andreas' last flight was a bit of a flop to bottom so this weekend he left his valley and headed for Saliente and the hills hoping for's Steve reassuring him they'll be going up this time!
(They did!)

'Pro Sun' takes to the skies

Kelly from Pro Sun Solutions in Mojacar got his Christmas present at the weekend - here he is listening carefully to Steve's briefing, a great take off watched by Emma (who had her own white knuckle ride driving up the mountain) and in the air. Kelly's family chilled out at the terrace in the Restaurante Virgen del Saliente below - the best view and no walking!

miércoles, 16 de julio de 2008

Steve is in the process of building his new website - aerial photography and paintings - you can view his work past and present - unique images of Andalucia AND purchase a print, commission a painting, leave comments or even order a mug with an aerial view of Albox on it! (well not quite yet but coming soon!)
Its not finished just yet but take a look and let him know what you think
Find it at
Website hosting by the fab smugmug

domingo, 6 de julio de 2008

festival internacional del aire el Yelmo 2008 : sierra de segura : jaen

first light of the day strikes the cliff top pueblo of Hornos

flying conditions were good for the festival of free flight
this weekend: a chance to leave the dry landscape of almeria
and spend some time in the green lush landscape of cazorla

Hornos from closer up

Hornos with the pantano behind

Segura de la Sierra

viernes, 4 de julio de 2008

Flying Jesús

Jesús de Madrid y Gales y en su vuelo en biplaza con Steve:

Para alguien loco por las aves es lo mas cerca que se puede estar
de ser una de ellas. Es como ser un aguila perdicera durante
media hora... Totalmente recomendable.
For someone mad about birds it´s as close as you can get to becoming
one of them. It´s like being a Bonelli´s eagle
for half an hour... Absolutely recommendable.