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A shrewd way to more 100km flights in 2013

February 4th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

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 Ham

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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Changes for 2013

January 9th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Ham

We would also like to take the opportunity to announce a few changes for next year’s flying season. Extra Pilot Spaces for the Big XC Months Our decision to open the booking for 2013 earlier this year has resulted in most of the weeks in June to early September being fully booked before our usual […]

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Andalucia trip of 20 years ago – and next week too!

November 6th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

A few weeks back we were at Cenes next to Granada city and with the sun so low and staying on the South side for most of the time it seemed that flying the spur to the left of Cenes would be better.  Years ago we flew from Purche, though now if you walk up […]

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Southern Spain Trips

October 19th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

This Thursday we had substantial rain here and over most of Spain.  This has been the worse weather since we finished the season at the end of September and since then it has been very good for flying.  I have only done a few tandem flights and have spent most of the last weeks on […]

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The calendar for end of season 2012 and 2013 is now open.

July 30th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

We have now published our calendar for next season and our end of season and pre season trips to the South of Spain. Due to austerity measures in Spain there has been an across the board rise in taxes and costs and, so we too have increased our prices. For 2013 in Piedrahita our weekly […]

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Late Season Trips to Southern Spain

July 27th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

Later this season we are once again running some trips to Southern Spain. We have been visiting Andalucia with groups since the early 90s and have found it to be reasonably reliable for modest XC flying and thermalling even into late November. Flying Area Perhaps the most pleasant area is the cluster of sites around […]

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Vacancy week 30-31 (22 July – 5 August)

July 2nd, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

We now have a vacancy for these weeks (30 -31).  Week 33, previously posted this morning now seems to be filled by Hyun Kim.

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Vacancy week 33 12-19th August

July 2nd, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

Due to a drop out we now have a space for this week.  This is the only vacany untill week 39 at the end of september.

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U-Turn Blacklight SM testing

June 26th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Ham

This week we have a brand new demo (SM) of the new CEN B U-Turn Blacklight.  This glider comes with a supposed 10:1 glide ratio – the first manufacturer to boast such a glide.  Steve will be flying it today. Also this week and next we have the Rush 3 for demoing.  It is the […]

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