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First day of our season 2018

June 3rd, 2018 - Posted by Steve

Today we start things here at Flypiedrahita.  Unfortunately, not starting with the best weather for the next few days though. Below a selection of our tracking equipment.  The larger units on the right are an experiment with Airwhere.  Each is a stand alone unit with batter, GPS and radio reciever which works independently of internet […]

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Fantastic Saturday

August 15th, 2016 - Posted by Steve

Saturday gave us tremendous conditions with strong  climbs to around 3800m, light winds and great potential.  Phillip did his PB with an FAI triangle of around 70km.  Aron, Thomas and myself also went round, with Aron extending to around  100km but falling 5km short of arriving back in Piedrahita due to his batteries failing on […]

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T- shirt designs 2015. Comments on which ones welcome.

June 6th, 2015 - Posted by Steve

Here are a few designs I have developed for possible T shirts.  The 3rd one, Busy Thermal, is currently being printed.  Using direct digital printing now allows us to do shorter runs of high quality without having to get expensive plates made up for each colour for screen printing.   The latter always needed large […]

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Nigel Page´s article on Piedrahita Flying Tips for Derbyshire Club

August 12th, 2013 - Posted by Steve

This is an excellent article written by Nigel Page for the Derbyshire Club visit.  Nigel Has been visiting us for over a decade and has had heaps of airtime and distance here.  He is also the Author of 50km or Bust. Piedrahita PG Tips – Nigel Page This is a quickly written draft of a […]

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A shrewd way to more 100km flights in 2013

February 4th, 2013 - Posted by Steve

I suppose we all try to get as much enjoyment from each flight as possible, but getting 100km, 200km or 300km are important objectives for many of us who enjoy flying XC on paragliders. Plenty of flights over 200km have been achieved from Piedrahita’s take off, and even one of 300km. However, since the introduction […]

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Live Tracking System 2013

January 10th, 2013 - Posted by Steve

Perhaps the key role of the XC fly guide is to keep track of the progress of clients at all times, to offer advice and assistance when needed and to ensure that when clients land the retrieve vehicle gets to them as soon as possible. To carry this out, the guide must not bomb out, […]

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10 Days, 34 Hours, 500 Km (Nigel Page)

August 6th, 2012 - Posted by Steve

Here is a little article by Nigel who went back a few weeks ago: Flying with Steve Ham and Puri Almansa at Piedrahita is always fun.  I probably fly there too much but I have a problem with UV and the service Steve and Puri provide enables me to fly without fear of having to […]

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