gecko fly parapente

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

miércoles, 23 de mayo de 2012

its not over until the fat lizard falls!

Geckofly has not ceased to exist, but it feels like we have gone around a corner to bask in the sun on a different wall . we do not fly Tandem any more ;(, but we had 4 years of fun and thanks to all our passengers. I dont think we hurt any of you !, well not seriously...steve and aerial photography are
intrinsicaly linked at and please contact us if you would like info on paragliding or paramotoring in this area. saludos   steve y trudy

martes, 18 de octubre de 2011

The most amazing PPG race PXP Baza

Booting over the resevoir on the first 100K race

Flying over stunning desert landscapes of the Altiplano
of the Baza plain in Granada

The resevoir surrounding Jabalcon

Stonking in to goal on the last race of the 4 day event.
If you'r not on full speed bar all the time lose

Mathieu Rouanet winner of the comp watching the Acro

Jose and flying Camera man

Jose Navarro. Señor PXP.....director and organizer of the event .

Medio dia ..Domingo ........Pallea gigante!

lunes, 8 de noviembre de 2010

griffon vultures over cortijo al viento

Today was a day where paraglider pilots stay on the ground... we have had gusts well over 100kmh and were in danger of losing solar panels , chimneys and roof tiles
but the first time I have ever seen griffon vultures being blown backwards
a rarity here ! we had a flock of over 30 vultures pinned at the back of our house unable to gain height to cross the sierra estancias

They persevered for about 20mins until they gave up and flew further
west ,where we lost sight of them ,to try there

Trudy admiring a straggler!

and Lupa a bit excited ...waiting for them to land

domingo, 23 de mayo de 2010

sábado, 22 de mayo de 2010

Saliente Skies

Combination of working in uk , crisis continuing in Spain
and a very wet and windy winter have meant we have been
quite ..but not dead ! back to a ever so green spring here
in Almeria and back in the air

Sprinting in Saliente

Chris hadnt flown for we chucked him off first
and as he was going up and down a fair bit. we worked out
there might be some thermals around...

Jerry and Jess have a new dog Dextar but he will have to get
a blue flying suit if he wants to hang out with us

Thanks for the retrieve Jess ...and the Pics

jueves, 18 de febrero de 2010

In flight magazine

Steve's made it into bmi baby's inflight magazine sharing his top tips for visiting Almeria...check out their destination guide here
The monastery at El Saliente, Mojacar chiringuitos and Cala Alto all get a mention!

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