Teen Champion, The Legend, and The Pyramids
November 22, 2023
1 min read
European 4-way FS Champion Tom Mattoni enjoying himself on a 50+way record jump from Hercules C-130 over the Pyramids in Egypt, before heading back to training with the French National skydiving team. The record jump was organised by the legend himself, Patrick Passe
19 year old Tom Mattoni tracks from the record breaking formation over Egypt.
Photo: Juan Mayer.
"I was lucky to be able to live a very unique moment, thanks to Skydive Pharaohs and Patrick Passe. We have set Africa's record for the largest big way with more than 50 parachutists.
It was really a magical moment to be able to jump over the pyramids of Giza that are renowned as one of the 7 wonders of the world. To be able to fly over them and landing only a few tens of meters from them, will remain a moment engraved in my memory!!
What made this even more special was that I was lucky enough to be able to do this event with my father.
It was really nice because we were landing between the camels which you don't get to do at many other places in the world. It was a magical experience to be able to jump from Hercules C130. This was my first time on such a plane, and on my first take-off I realized that the launching power is much higher than I could have imagined.
I would like to thank Skydive Pharaohs for the organization and of course our videographer Juan Mayer who was able to capture very high-level images for an absolutely magical rendering!!"
Skydivers complete the largest formation over the African continent. Photo: Juan Mayer.
Tom Mattoni lands his trusted Pilot main canopy. In less than two years in the skies Tom has become a world class skydiver. We are proud to be able to support such a talent.