Ojovolador.com / Theflyingeye.com
A flying vision
In 2002 Ojovolador was born as a website dedicated to Paragliding, in which we (its founders) could combine our professional skills in communication and design, our interest in new technologies and the sport we like the most - and share that with other pilots in order to contribute to the enjoyment and safety of paragliding around the world. That’s how our Flying Eye blinked for the first time.
Today, Ojovolador is one of the most visited websites about paragliding in the World Wide Web, with an average of more than 2500 visits a day - more than 1000 since June 2004 (according to our server statistics)- and nearly 3000 subscribers to our Newsletter by email. In these 4 years, Ojovolador has become a true independent online magazine that offers updated information, fresh news and live reports about the most interesting successes of the international paragliding community; all this available in Spanish and English (also accessible at www.theflyingeye.com). We really enjoy to see that we have built a media capable of connecting people that are so different and from such distant places as Argentina or Iran, but who have something very special in common, which is the passion for flying.
An official recognition to this effort came in 2005 with El Yelmo Prize to Communication awarded to Ojovolador.com by the most important flying festival of Spain and one of the biggest in Europe, El Yelmo Air Festival.
Ojovolador was founded by professional journalist Claudia Riquelme and graphic designer Daniel Crespo. They both had worked together in specialized magazines in Spain, like “Cross Country Latino” or “Parapente Vuelo Libre” before starting the Ojovolador project.
Daniel had been dedicated to high level paragliding competition for 7 years, also exploring Acro paragliding, video productions and publicity design, always related to paragliding and flying events or companies. He is a talented pilot and a very creative visual designer.
Claudia has a vast experience as a journalist, both in TV and written press, and in specialized media. An experienced pilot, also fluent in English, she can make the important connection between information coming from the Anglophone and the Spanish spoken worlds. Since April 2004, she and Daniel are a married couple.
Claudio Heidel (www.heidel.com.ar), an expert in computers and software programming, is a usual collaborator of Ojovolador.com, both in informatics issues and as a source of information related to paragliding.
We also count on the important collaboration of a number of fellow pilots who help us in certain areas, like PG stories, technical subjects, etc.