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For Immediate Release: March 1, 2019
Contact: Gregory Claxton or Jane Reifert
800-644-7382 or 941-346-2603
info@incredible-adventures.com


Rebecca Claxton and Ryan Jackson skydive over the Great Pyramids at Giza in Egypt

Florida Resident Becomes First American Woman to
Skydive Over Pyramids

Incredible Adventures offers a variety of extreme skydiving adventures, including military-style HALO jumps near Memphis and skydives over Mt Everest, in Nepal.

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March 1, 2019 - Rebecca Claxton of Sarasota, FL, made history in February, when she became the first American woman to skydive over the Great Giza Pyramids of Egypt. Claxton was one of roughly 120 individuals from around the world who gathered near Cairo for a special event billed as Skydive Egypt.

"My favorite part was when the chute opened and we just soared over the pyramids, watching them slowly get larger and larger."

The first-time skydiver jumped from an Egyptian military C-130 aircraft with tandem-master Ryan Jackson, of England. She and Jackson exited the rear cargo door of the C-130 from an altitude just over 15,000 feet and landed between two pyramids, on a drop zone marked by colorful Egyptian carpets.

"The jump was incredible! I had no idea the freefall portion of the jump would literally take my breath away. My favorite part was when the chute opened and we just soared over the pyramids, watching them slowly get larger and larger," she said.

Claxton's visit to Egypt started as a working holiday. She and her husband Greg are owners of Incredible Adventures, an international adventure company based in Sarasota, Florida. They traveled to Cairo to provide ground support to Incredible Adventures clients scheduled to skydive. They toured the pyramids, visited a Bedouin village, rode camels and went horseback riding in the Sahara with customers. When a spot opened up aboard the last C-130 flight, Rebecca was offered the opportunity to jump.

"With anyone else, I would have been nervous, but Ryan is one of the tandem masters for our Everest Skydive Adventure. He consults on special skydiving projects around the world, and he's a medical doctor. I still can't believe I was able to make my very first skydive over one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World."

Incredible Adventures offers a variety of extreme skydiving adventures, including military-style HALO jumps near Memphis and skydives over Mt Everest, in Nepal. The company plans to offer another chance to jump over the pyramids in 2020. To date, most of the company's skydive clients have been male, but Claxton hopes her history-making jump will encourage more women to take the leap.

More information about the extreme skydives offered by Incredible Adventures can be found at www.skydivehigh.com.

Rebecca Claxton and Ryan Jackson at the Great Pyramins, Egypt

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