An identified flying object has been spotted in the sky of Giza on Thursday, January 29 as athlete Cédric Dumont performed the first ever wing-suit jump that landed right at the steps of the Great Pyramids of Giza. Starting as a freefall, it then developed into a wing-suit flight, ending up with an open parachute hovering in one of the most unique airspaces in the world.
What made this jump even more impressive is that Dumont opened his helmet’s visor once he released his parachute to enjoy the view and unique sight. It seemed to be the best “seat” in the house. As soon as his feet touched the grounds of Khafre, located between Khufu and Menkaure pyramids, the 43 years old Belgian athlete could not hide his emotions and genuine excitement. “Flying over the Pyramids has such a mystical and unmatched energy, one of the most incredible flights I have ever performed,” said Dumont.However, this is not his first visit to Cairo, Dumont had previously attempted a BASE jump from the Cairo Tower in 2012, which was canceled due to risky wind conditions. He now returns to the last of the original seven wonders of the world, thanks to the cooperation from Egypt’s Ministries of Defense, Youth & Sports as well as Antiquities and the General Secretariat. To date, Dumont has more than 10,000 skydives and 2,000 BASE jumps under his suit, the first of which dates back to 1996 when he jumped from a 75-metre-high bridge at the Belgian-German border in St-Vith.