gecko fly parapente

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

martes, 15 de septiembre de 2009

We're now the proud owners of the Gecko Fly domain name - this means you dont have to remember the long blogspot name when you tell people about us - just go to and you'll reach this page!

sábado, 12 de septiembre de 2009

Concentracion de parapente Loja 2009

So ,back with the heat and flies and blue skies
but here we are in a paragliding festival in Loja,
bumble (a property developer , fallen on hard times!!!) and Jerry
tossing a coin about a free ticket to take off
a final hug from Sam

Bumble yet again with the promise of a tandem flight
where we go up !

only to be dissapointed yet again .....!
wind was off to the south and a short ride down was all we managed
somewhere , some day !!

holiday west wales style

Ten days in wales, and THE day it didnt rain much!
and the winds were light ish we went to Rhosilli
just to remind ourselves how beautiful this place
is , and there was a bit of flying to watch
everyone taking off from the beach and hopping back to the dunes
apart from this speed wing

Thai fish cakes and mussels in white wine for lunch!
contemporary Welsh fare! not like in the old days
when it was half & half!

New video for Gecko Fly Parapente!

Here's our great new video: shot on location at the take off at Saliente by Simone Owen who came flyng with us and got inspired!

Thanks Simone!

miércoles, 19 de agosto de 2009

Weather to fly......

No messing about with Becky - we took off and caught
a thermal up, right above the take off

Here's Becky waiting on the ground
and in the air.
We were waiting for Jerry 'sprint'
on his new wing to catch up so we could fly together

Nice flight 6km down the ridge, flying with an eagle and landing
with my passenger who looks like
she is going to let me take the
all the weight!! Feet down next time Becky!

Thankfully the under-carriage went down
at the last moment for a perfect landing

Watching Sprint come and join us! Jess is keener
on the colour now she's seen it against that lovely blue sky

Flying Gin Sprints makes you smile!

lunes, 17 de agosto de 2009

Nuestra amigo Hector (phenomenoooooooo!)
mejorando mucho desde hace
8 meses en la hospital , Virgin de las Nieves: Granada
ahora estar en Almeria .
nosvemos pronto para cervecitas !!!

Vuelos en bi plaza

Its been a busy few days for Gecko Fly Parapente, fiesta season is bringing the pilots and the punters out. Edward from New York, Ernesto from Barcelona and Dominic currently of Bristol all took to the skies over the last few days.
Local pilot Jerry tried out his new Gin Sprint and happy landings all round.

Heres Ed on take off

Ernest y Vanessa de Las Pocicas / Barcelona!
Que guapa! Hasta la proxima vez!

Passenger Dominic with his son Alfie and director of our upcoming video Simone Owen

Jerry lends a hand as 'anchorman'

Jerry gets high on his new wing

Soon to be pilot Keith looking up enviously - Simone says he is now "officially obsessed"

Back on the ground

domingo, 19 de julio de 2009

The Rambla Oria : Our new playground!

the new fly site at the head of the Rambla Oria.
Take off is top left next to the fire watching turret
it works with southerly through to easterly winds

then we can fly this easterly facing ridge

we have a couple of landing options but the most senic
has to be the flight over the neolithic remains (bottom left)
and then cruise down to land in the rambla, a 525M top to bottom

domingo, 12 de julio de 2009

Above the clouds

one of the pleasures of flying a paramotor
has to be playing above the clouds

bathed in sunlight flying in shorts and T shirt
casting a Brocken spectre on the clouds below

its the stuff of dreaming!


Trudy's usually behind the camera,
at least on the ground!
but when you phone to book your flight
or aerial photos
you will often be talking to Trudy
who not only has an excellent phone manner
but is also an award winning photographer
here is her prize photo from the
1 Concurso de fotografia,
almendros en flor 2009

viernes, 10 de julio de 2009


Tattoo artist and trainee cessnar pilot Misty had not one but two flights with Gecko Fly on tuesday. Watched by Natalie, Luca and Carlos (of Saliente fame) Misty conquered her fear of heights by running right off the edge and coming back for more.

martes, 7 de julio de 2009

More tandem flying with gecko fly parapente

James and Sarah came out flying yesterday, a present from their Sarah's parents. First time paragliding for both although they've tried their hands at most other activities, sail planes, hot air balloons, bob sleigh, mountain biking! Next week James is going up in a micro-light!
James had a great flight heading over the Santuario at Saliente and then up along the ridge, landing halfway back to Velez Rubio! James had stolen most of Sarah's wind though and her shorter flight gave her a closer view of the valley slopes and she was greeted by Ramon and his amigo landing down in the Rambla de Saliente.
Next time you're over Sarah we'll get you up in the air again!

Sarah said she felt like turtle in her gear!

Sarah and James raise a glass to celebrate "not being dead!!"