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Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan

Swemeh, Jordan
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About Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan
We cater for sports enthusiasts who would like to enjoy an aviation experience over our beautiful landscapes. From ballooning in Wadi Rum, Skydiving, Aeromodelling and flying in our Ultralight and Gyrocopters over the Dead Sea. Book your experience with us: •Gyrocopters • Ultralight •Tandem skydive •Hot air balloon Location: Dead Sea - Aqaba - Wadi Rum #AeroSportsJo
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NWL72 wrote a review Apr 2019
London, United Kingdom360 contributions119 helpful votes
Sitting on the beach by the dead sea I kept seeing gyrocopters flying over and after a quick look on the web I found the Royal Aero Sports Club and booked I took a flight over the Dead Sea and WOW, what a fantastic flight. I flew for twenty minutes with a fantastic pilot named Mohammad. This is one of those things you don't plan but when they happen they are fantastic, a truly memorable experience and fairly priced too
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Date of experience: March 2019
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LegalRover wrote a review Dec 2018
1,265 contributions136 helpful votes
I finally had the opportunity to fly in Jordan! It was a great experience! I originally booked the ultralight flight but when I arrived at the airport, I ended up going up in the gyrocopter. It was breathtaking! Happy Saad rocked it! He was professional and knowing I was a private pilot, even had a couple of tricks up his sleeve. We first flew over Mt. Nebo. It is amazing what a different perspective you get from the sky. You fly low enough to get close but not too close to be a danger to the folks on the ground. We circled a couple of times; waiving to everyone as they waved back to the little yellow bird in the sky. We then went to the Dead Sea - AWESOME!!! It took my breath away. I had been to the Dead Sea a couple of times on foot but to see the beauty from the sky was something else. You get to see the different hues and the salt striations in the water. Again, you are low enough to see a lot of detail. The variations in color of the sea are gorgeous. Also, the way the sun hits the sea it's like a million diamonds on the surface. I so wanted to capture the moment with a photo but it's scenes like that that you can't capture on film. Just too magical. And the sunlight peering through the light clouds - it was angelic and majestic. Again, beachgoers waiving to you the little yellow bird in the sky and you waiving back. Considering it had rained on and off the prior few days, it was a God send that this day was so sunny and beautiful. I had an opportunity to fly over the Baptismal site but opted out. I preferred to spend the majority of the 45 minute flight over the Dead Sea instead of over mountains that all looked the same. A couple of things to keep in mind. It was a relatively warm day in November (I was wearing a long sleeve t-shirt) but because the gyrocopter is a convertible (LOL), it can get chilly. If you are cold blooded, take a jacket. Also, if you have a GoPro, take it with you (either on the helmet or on your chest). It is difficult to take pics because if you lean out of the cockpit (even just 2 inches), the wind is strong enough to swipe your iPhone. Not only will you lose it, but it will toss back into the propeller first and you will probably suffer the consequences of iPhone shrapnel before the rest hits landfall. Also, the pilot will not let you fly! I fly 152s and could have easily flown the Remos G3 but I guess for insurance purposes, the answer is no. Like I said, getting into the gyrocopter was not on the agenda. I didn't even know RASCJ had them until I got there and they convinced me to go up. I will admit I was a little uncomfortable at first. My parachute is my security blanket. I asked for one to keep by my feet in the gyrocopter and Happy Saad laughed at me. The only time I don't fly with one is on commercial flights. He reminded me that this is German engineering! He was right. The machine was top notch! For full disclosure, I was not a happy customer for the first 3 months of communications. I first reached out in early August wanting to go skydiving. I did not hear back until after I returned home from Jordan in September. I then sent a couple of emails in late Sept / early Oct with no response. I sent another in mid-Oct and finally received a response that told me skydiving is suspended indefinitely and to contact them 2 weeks prior to when I want to fly for any other services. I reached out 2 weeks to the hour prior to my arrival in Jordan and stated I wanted the ultralight flight. We booked a time (11 AM so that any fog or clouds would be gone and the sun would be out). Even though getting in contact was frustrating and time consuming, I forgot the past 3 months' headaches once I was in the air. So much so that I would go through it again for this experience! The airport is very difficult to find. Sorry I can't be more detailed but my guide was driving and I was antsy to get there. The small airport is located in Sweimeh by the Dead Sea. The GPS took us off the highway onto a dirt road. We ended up having to turn around when we got to the point that we would have needed a 4x4. We saw a couple of cops at a road up the highway and asked them for directions. They said that the sign to the airfield is often stolen from the highway and that that road is actually the one that will take you to the airfield. If memory serves, it's called King Hussain or King Abdullah road (or something royal road). Seriously, there is absolutely no way you will find it on your own so if you are a guy, stop and ask for directions! (yes, I am stereotyping) Once we got to the airfield, I realized this is the extreme sports mecca of Jordan. There were about a dozen guys gearing up their dirt bikes for a day's adventure. The nearby facilities offered other options too. All in all, I highly recommend visitors to Jordan check out RASCJ for their gyrocopter rides over the Dead Sea. You will not regret it. I will definitely be back in 2019!
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from RoyalAerosports, Public Relations Manager at Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan
Responded 6 Dec 2018
Dear Nicole :))) Thanks for your amazing review and excellent description and details .We are glad that you enjoyed it and we look forward to have you again and again.
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TeundeVocht wrote a review Aug 2013
3 contributions5 helpful votes
What a perfect way to explore Wadi Rum! We booked a flight online and got a confirmation immediately. After the driver picked us up around 5.15, we drove for 15 min and when we arrived the crew was ready to get the balloon up in the air. The place is absolutely magical, especially during sunrise! The flight was really an experience, it is so peaceful up there and the view is magnificent! Our pilot, David, was very experienced and good company, we even had some beers in Aqaba. Thanks to the whole team for such a wonderful experience!! Definitely recommendable!
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Date of experience: July 2013
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Stephen W wrote a review Jun 2013
High Wycombe, United Kingdom15 contributions5 helpful votes
Very well organised, flown and personalised. Very slick operation. A very worthwhile experience and reasonably priced in my opinion.
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Date of experience: June 2013
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Chambonandco wrote a review May 2013
Paris, France99 contributions49 helpful votes
Early wake-up at 5.15 for a pick-up at 5.45 at Rahayeb Desert Camp (great camp). Surprisingly, the pick-up is done with a van, which means that the tires had to be partly deflated to ensure the van can leave the camp (the return was done with a 4-wheel drive car) Except this strange start, everything was perfectly managed: a smooth take-off from the former "salted lake", great views despite some mist, a well-sized basket (16 "seats" for 12 persons) and a really, really excellent, Spanish pilot who, as he said, loved his job. After more than one hour of an amazing flight, the landing was very smooth and extremely precise. Indeed, our pilot succeeded in landing directly on the car trailer. Impressive. Concerning the tariff, it costed us 130 JOD per adult and 65 per kid, which is really reasonable for such an experience or when you compare this amount with what it requested in other contexts (cf. Tanzania). Plan to add to this amount 20 JOD for a CD which comprises the pictures taken by the pilot during the flight. They are great. Last point: the experience ends with a limited but pleasant breakfast. In a nutshell: Go if the weather allows it. You should not regret it.
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Date of experience: May 2013
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Response from RASCJ1, Marketing and Sales Manager at Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan
Responded 16 May 2013
Dear Sir, Greetings from Wadi Rum, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind and heartfelt words about your experience with us on the hot air balloon, where our aim is to ensure a great trip to all our guests, to create the best memories of their trips to Wadi Rum. Hope that on your next visit you would try more of our aero sports activities, Have a wonderful day, Warm Wishes, Zeinab Rawajfeh Marketing and Sales Manager
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