Baz and Sam Rhodes, your flying guides and hosts during your paragliding holiday and paragliding courses in Algodonales, Piedrahita, Pedro Bernado and Arcones, Spain.

Baz and Sam Rhodes, your flying guides and hosts during your paragliding holiday and paragliding courses in Algodonales, Piedrahita, Pedro Bernado and Arcones, Spain.

Baz and Sam Rhodes, your flying guides and hosts during your paragliding holiday and paragliding courses in Algodonales, Piedrahita, Pedro Bernado and Arcones, Spain.

Baz and Sam Rhodes, your flying guides and hosts during your paragliding holiday and paragliding courses in Algodonales, Piedrahita, Pedro Bernado and Arcones, Spain.

 

 

Baz Rhodes has been flying for 21 years and logs around 250 hours each year. In 1998 he won the Pennine Cross Country League and came fourth in the 1999 British Paragliding Cup which qualified him to enter the British Nationals. He came tenth in the first task in Mid-Wales and sixteenth overall. Also in 1999 he came first in the Scottish Open before leaving the UK to sample the fast developing flying scene in Algodonales.

To add to their extensive paragliding experience in the French Alps, Baz and Sam visited Brazil and Piedrahita in early 2000. Together with his UK cross country flights, Baz flew over one thousand kilometres in the year 2000 alone and was fifteenth in the British Cross Country League. On a local level he was nominated Best Pilot in competitions representing the Pennine Soaring Club in 1999. In 2002 both Baz and Sam spent time in South Africa experiencing the unique cross country conditions before returning to Algodonales where they have run the highly successful Andalucian Experience for several years.

Since 2002, Baz and Sam have spent most summers around Piedrahita, Pedro Bernado and Arcones, running numerous paragliding trips.

Baz was a Trainee Instructor for Active Edge for three years but has not pursued a career in instructing due to commitment to his competition flying. However, with the vast knowledge accumulated during his career, thermalling and cross country guidance is all part of a stay at the Andalucian Experience.

Sam is a flier too whose priority is to see that all the clients are well looked after. On the rare occasions when she has time free she enjoys topping up her paragliding hours and with her local knowledge of the house thermals may well be the one to watch!

Our happy clients!!!

We have several valued repeat clients who have made many trips out to Algodonales. Most take advantage of the cheap airfares available from airlines such as EasyJet and all are eager to exchange the uncertain weather conditions of the UK for the sunny skies and excellent flying climate of Southern Spain. Here are the comments of a few...

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Hi Baz and Sam,

Thanks for a great week last week. Unfortunately after flying every day in Algo the grim reality of real life is not a nice experience. Nor is the British weather! The help and advice from you both was much appreciated.

Take care and many thanks, Paul Seagrave

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Baz, Sam and Johan,

Many thanks for a wonderful weeks flying. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and feel that I made some progress with my flying skills. Without you all it would just never happen. Your knowledge of the local conditions is amazing, and your enthusiasm and patience with us will always be appreciated. Thank you again and I look forward to flying with you again in the near future.

Kindest regards to you all, Martin

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Baz / Sam,

Just a note to say thanks for a great week.

See you again some time, Mal

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Dear Baz and Sam,

Just a quick word to say thanks alot for herding us lot around last week. Emma and I had a fantastic holiday. I know I am still grinning from ear to ear. Anyway bye for now, all we have to do now is to work out how to get back asap.

Regards, James and Emma Paston

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Baz,

Hope you and Sam (and Ben) are well. Thanks again for the fab time Mike and I spent in Algo in June.

Hope to go back next year! HH (AKA Hamish)

Read more about Hamish's trip via the following link:

www.aze.org.uk/fly/reports/HamishAlgodonales/index.html

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Hi Baz,

Big thanks to you, Sam and Johan for another great week in flying paradise. All the lads enjoyed themselves, and I know it far exceeded first timer Andy's (blue Bolero) expectations.

See you next year, Woody

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Hi Baz and Sam,

I just wanted to write and thank you both for organising such a fantastic time for us all last week. I really enjoyed myself and will definitely return to you at some point in the not too distant future.

As a customer would I suggest anything different? - no, everything you did was fantastic.

Please do keep in touch with me if you do marketing e-mails etc, it will be a pleasure to hear from you.

Thanks both once again and see you soon.

Regards and best wishes, Chris

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Hi Sam,

Just thought I would send you a quick message following my stay last month. I am still struggling to find the time to edit all those super flights I had!! (I was well impressed).

On viewing the footage, my special thanks has to go to Baz for all his advise and patience with me.... I didn't realise how much guidance & effort he spent on me (nerves I guess) - on all the videos he can be heard in the background, offering his words of wisdom - and not a dodgy word amongst them!!.

thanks, again I would certainly like to return - if I can earn the 'brownie points'?

Regards,

David (the  lone flyer you had to collect - following the shopping trip)

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Hi Baz and Sam,

Just wanted to say thanks for a great holiday! It was amazing to fly every day, and thanks to Baw for putting us on the right hills at the right times. I really feel like I progressed a lot, and I hope to come back one day. Say thanks to Dan again, I have been watching that DVD and it's great.

Take care,

Jez

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Hi Sam,

Just a quick note to say thank you, thank you, thank you for a wonderful week. Baz is just the best guide I think it's possible to have and with you both looking after me it's just a joy to visit Algo. The trip back was OK, and the weather here is actually surprisingly OK, although I think it was pretty horrible last week while I was away, which is always good news J

... What I might try and do is come out with them in late September next year, and maybe come on your Piedrahita trip on my own - so let me know when that is!

Gordon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Baz and Sam for more info: Email: info@andalucian-experience.co.uk

Telephone: 00 34 646 800 564 or 00 34 649 790 551