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What is it like to live in Luxor? Share your experiences of Luxor's culture.

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Eyes Up

Post by Winged Isis » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:54 pm

SkySports proudly inviting all professional pilots all over the world to join one of the greatest adventure on earth that will take place from 4th - 11th of November,2019 , in Luxor city, The land of Pharaohs.
Get yourself ready for this amazing & historic adventure
Not only ancient monuments will be seen from above, their plan is to fly over (The great Nile River of Egypt, Green field of Luxor city & thegreat desert)
In each day their agenda will be full of interesting & unforgettablesites. Just spread your wing and be ready for the greatest adventure ever in the Land of Pharos, the City of Gods)
If you are not a Paramotor pilot come & fly Tandem with SkySports team ...
Price: one tandem 15 min for 145 $ / 130 €. Max weight 90 kg
For more information visit their website www.skysports-eg.com
https://www.facebook.com/skysportseg/
Mail: info@skysports-eg.com
Their event page

Experience the magic of Egypt where it all begins
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Re: Eyes Up

Post by newcastle » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:01 pm

Call me over-cautious.......but high-risk aerial shenanigans under Egyptian care and safety?

No thanks! :urm:

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Re: Eyes Up

Post by HEPZIBAH » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:21 pm

:urm: Yet another event with confusion over the dates.
Winged Isis wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:54 pm
SkySports proudly inviting all professional pilots all over the world to join one of the greatest adventure on earth that will take place from 4th - 11th of November,2019 , in Luxor city, The land of Pharaohs.
The advertising poster shown states 'SAT, NOV 2 - NOV 7'

:ni: Wasn't there an event along these lines promoted two or three years back? I don't think it was a SKY Sports thing, although I can't remember who was behind the one I'm vaguely thinking of.
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Re: Eyes Up

Post by carrie » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:59 am

Is it the International Balloon Festival that your thinking of Hepzibah?

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Re: Eyes Up

Post by Winged Isis » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:55 am

Hmmm, that's not the poster I saved and loaded. It said 4th to 11th.
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Re: Eyes Up

Post by carrie » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:43 am

Yes Winged Isis just looked at the site and the poster is exactly the same but does say 4th till the 11th

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Re: Eyes Up

Post by HEPZIBAH » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:21 am

carrie wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:59 am
Is it the International Balloon Festival that your thinking of Hepzibah?
Thanks Carrie. That might well be what I was thinking of.
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Re: Eyes Up

Post by HEPZIBAH » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:24 am

Well whenever it is, I'm sure it will be an amazing experience for those able to take part - if it takes off of course.
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Re: Eyes Up

Post by carrie » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:07 am

Well no sign of microlights crossing the skies yet. I keep looking up but no luck yet.

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Re: Eyes Up

Post by HEPZIBAH » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:47 pm

I'd forgotten about this event.

I would imagine that there would be numerous problems connected to an event that involved flying machines of any kind in Luxor.

Taking equipment in to Egypt would no doubt be fraught with issues. I doubt you could just turn up with a microlight, or similar, without doing a lot of advance planning. Getting around the import, Custom & Excise etc. processes I imagine would be a nightmare, and probably expensive one too.

I wonder also how flying machines, such as microlights, would be seen from a security point of view. I believe that drones are not allowed into Egypt (although I dare say that there are some about).

Another issue that must be taken into consideration would be the one of safety, and that to my mind covers many issues: general terrain and geographical issues; availability and practicality of support crews; proximity to a Military and general airport, as well as the overall air plane flight routes in and out of Luxor.

I appreciate that very little in this world is impossible, but some things become less and less possible when you look at the hurdles to be overcome.

All that being said, now that I've been reminded of this thread, I will be looking out for updates - hopefully with positive news and maybe some photographs of the event taking place.
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Re: Eyes Up

Post by Who2 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:09 pm

I'll get up early and look out the window and get back to you... 8)
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Re: Eyes Up

Post by DJKeefy » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:11 pm

Winged Isis wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:55 am
Hmmm, that's not the poster I saved and loaded. It said 4th to 11th.
You posted a link (poster) which when clicked goes to a facebook event which shows from 2nd to 7th Nov, not your fault, they should have updated it :)
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Re: Eyes Up

Post by carrie » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:27 am

5.30 am till now kept looking skyward no sign today.

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Re: Eyes Up

Post by newcastle » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:48 am

Well....this is what they’re supposed to be doing!


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Re: Eyes Up

Post by Who2 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:58 am

I apologise these little things couldn't carry a man..microlights they ain't!
They look like big bees without the geezer hanging off the undercarriage..
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Probably come tomorrow as it's me birfday... 8)
'keep em peeled' Shaw Taylor..

Ps: Mind you a pretty good poster.....
Pss: Probably a scam!
P*ss: Looking at the poster, I could see a few daft Americans dressing up and hanging off that
thing for a few bob, better than them shooting tigers..
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Re: Eyes Up

Post by Winged Isis » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:03 pm

That's the poster I saved and thought would upload.
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Re: Eyes Up

Post by Who2 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:28 pm

5 minutes ago:
Just went up to the roof, just incase,.... 'stopping only to check on 'work in progress to fixing the upstairs
wet-room leak.
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Not a dicky-bird or paramotor insight and I've got binoculars and a telescope....
Just the odd UFO over the VoK.... 8)
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Re: Eyes Up

Post by Who2 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:32 pm

Ps: Com on Bazza BBLux, I know you are well up on all things aeronautical.
Tell us about these paramotors....
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Re: Eyes Up

Post by Winged Isis » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:54 pm

You just needed to look in the right direction.
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Re: Eyes Up

Post by BBLUX » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:14 pm

Who2 wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:32 pm
Ps: Com on Bazza BBLux, I know you are well up on all things aeronautical.
Tell us about these paramotors....
Ask and you may receive.
The French love them. We have microlites here on our flying field but they are sophisticated by comparison with paragliders.
Basically the pilot straps a motor on his back and is connected to a parawing.
Watch this video
We sometimes have them buzz over the town in the late Summer afternoon.
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