Moment Skydivers Perform First Night Jump Over Giza Pyramids

Story ByMaja Mishevksa, Sub EditorMarija StojkoskaAgencyNewsflash

This is the moment thrill-seekers carry out the first ever night skydive over Egypt’s Giza pyramids.

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The first night jump over the pyramids took place earlier this month as part of the third edition of the annual skydiving festival ‘Jump Like A Pharaoh’.

The two day festival, initially scheduled for June this year, was postponed for 8th and 10th November due to the COVID-19 pandemic and attracted 90 participants from 19 different countries.

Adrenalin-seekers made six jumps to the pyramids, three on each festival day, in addition to a never before performed night jump which consisted of 33 participants due to stricter health requirements.

Skydive Egypt-Ewan Cowie/Newsflash

An Egyptian Air Force C130 aircraft was used for the skydivers to jump at an elevation of 15,000 feet, which is the maximum height for jumps without oxygen devices.

Mostafa Saeed, chairman of Skydive Egypt, said that the festival, which was first launched in 2018, was met with great success in Egypt’s tourism and investment sectors.

As quoted by EgyptIndependent, Saeed said: “The act of jumping over the pyramids is awe-inspiring and filled with great energy’.

Skydive Egypt-Ewan Cowie/Newsflash

The first edition had 60 participants from 18 countries, which was outnumbered by the second one in February 2019 that had 130 thrill-seekers from 34 countries.

The countries that took part in this year’s third edition were Egypt, US, Brazil, France, the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Croatia, Russia, Italy, Germany, UAE, Kuwait, Morocco, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and China.

The ‘Jump like a Pharaoh Vol.3’ festival was organized by Skydive Egypt founders Mahmoud Sharaf and Mustafa Saeed and represented by performers Omar Al Hegelan, Greg Crozier, Karine Jolie, and AirWax FreeFly.

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