gecko fly parapente

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

viernes, 3 de julio de 2009

Arriba, abajo...y arriba!

Simone, Keith and the family came down from Caravaca de la Cruz for a tandem flights at Saliente. More usually installing solar water heaters with Solar Directa, Keith has been keen to build on his earlier experiences of hang-gliding where he learnt on the same misty Welsh mountains as Steve did.
He and daughter Simone are planning on learning to paraglide so what better way to get a taste of free flying.........

Heres Steve giving a double safety briefing and below with Keith and Simone moments before they took off......

Smoke from a large wild fire near Lubrin marks out the inversion
level for us !

Keith learns that 'perseverance pays off' after being stuck
low for 15min we eventually climb out and top out
400m above takeoff, before a run down the ridge and a spiral
dive to finish!

Simone's tandem flight ended at the Rambla landing complete with fresh apricots courtesy of Ramon's senora - sadly we have neither a photo of this or any apricots as we think the Owen family went off with our share!!

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