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Egypt organizes first skydiving event at Giza Plateau on Saturday

Thu, Jun. 21, 2018
CAIRO - 21 June 2018: The Egyptian Sport Parachuting and Aeronautic Federation held a press conference at the federation premises to announce that Egypt is hosting the first ever international skydiving event at the historical site of the Pyramids of Giza.

President of the sport parachuting federation, Abd El Moein Hassan said that "Jump Like A Pharaoh – Vol.1" skydiving event will be held during the period June 23-25, at the foot of Khafre's Pyramid.

The parachuting federation was established in 1988, and is currently seeking to promote its sport in Egypt and upgrade the skills of people practicing it, Hassan said.

The federation is also carrying out its national role in promoting the Egyptian tourism, Hassan added.

Against a perfect backdrop provided by the Giza Plateau, the federation is sending a message of peace from Egypt to the world through organizing this festival, in which more than 60 skydivers from 19 countries worldwide are taking part to assert that Egypt will be always safe and welcoming.

He thanked all competent bodies that offered unprecedented support to the federation to host this event.

Skydivers participating in the festival will fly for "15 K " feet over the Giza Plateau, which houses the Great Pyramid, the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one that is still in existence.

The Giza Plateau, located in the Western Desert on the outskirts of Cairo, is a complex of ancient monuments which includes the three pyramid complexes known as the "Great Pyramids", the massive sculpture of the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers' village and an industrial complex all dating back to the Pharaonic era.
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