Well I don't know about anyone else but I've often been out riding in the Andalucian countrside and not only seen vultures circling above but people paragliding.
So yesterday, a very good friend of mine, Rob called and invited me on a tandem paragliding jump/flight. I agrred all too quickly without giving much thought to what was involved.
Launch time was set for 3pm from the huge mountain behind Algodonales. All the experts were gathering and discussing wind direction, cloud formation/buildup and thermals. All a bit technical for me, all I wanted to know was if we were flying or not. As I tried to control those growing nerves in the pit of my stomach.
3.30pm. I was stood in my harness/seat attached to the pilot waiting for the signal that we were off. Rob inflated the glider turned and shouted run. Within a few seconds my feet were treading air as we took flight. We soon climbed to 3600ft using the thermals to gain height. What a great vew of Andalucia!!
We flew for over an hour with vultures all around us. The first thing that struck me was the peace and tranqulity, the pure air and the beauty of flying so close to these wonderful vultures. At one point we were circling in the same thermal as 5 vultures, they were several hundred foot below and as we looked down on them we could clearly see all their markings. They looked so graceful soaring in the skies around us. Great!! Thanks Rob for a truely wonderful experience. Can't wait to see the photo's.
Rob is available for tandem flights all year round. For more information contact Rob or Ncky at email@example.com
or go to their website www.flyspain.co.uk