Jump Like a Pharaoh
A Parachutist Photo Essay
Monday, January 25, 2021
The country of Egypt has no civilian drop zones, but that doesn’t stop Skydive Egypt—a club of jumpers who are working to promote the sport in their country—from putting together spectacular boogies that feature jumps over the Great Pyramids of Giza. The club, in conjunction with the Egyptian Air Sports Federation and the Egyptian Air Force, hosted more than 100 jumpers from 17 countries (including a large contingent of U.S. jumpers) at the Jump Like a Pharaoh 3 event November 6-11.
Herman Landsman takes the time to enjoy the view during his canopy flight. Photo by Bruno Brokken.
From Right: Mohammed Abdallah, event organizer Mahmoud Sharaf, Surgey Muzalev and Mohamed Hani exit the tailgate of the C-130 used for the pyramid jumps. Photo by Ioannis Vlachiotis.
Omar Alhegelan carves the sky over Cairo. Photo by Bruno Brokken.
Headlights illuminate the landing area adjacent to the great pyramids. Photo by Ioannis Vlachiotis.