Archive for January, 2009


Take off improvement plans

January 28th, 2009 - Posted by Steve Ham

I have just recieved from the Mayor the plans and budget for the imrovements at take off. The plans have been drawn up by an engineer of the provincial government, and things look very promising. For the upper launch two graded runs 40 meters wide are planned. These will be covered in GRASS. The wire […]

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The arrival of the first Storks

January 28th, 2009 - Posted by Steve Ham

Today I spotted my first stork, fresh in from Africa and inspecting the state of the nest on the building behind our house.  It has been a severe winter here, and continues cold wet and snowy, and if I were a stork I would hang around a little longer in Africa.  However, there are so […]

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2011 World Paragliding Championship bid

January 22nd, 2009 - Posted by Steve Ham

For many many years I have been considering a bid to organise the World Paragliding Championship in Piedrahita. We have now had 33 international events here, including the Category 1 European Championships which I bidded for in 1996 and ran in 1998. I think the time is now right, with the resolution of many of […]

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January 2009