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Vintage Biplane Lands at Egypt’s Pyramids in 80-Year First

Vintage Biplane Lands at Egypt’s Pyramids in 80-Year First

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A vintage biplane landed at the Giza Pyramids earlier this week as part of a charity air rally that will see a dozen vintage aircraft flying from Crete to Cape Town.

The plane’s landing at the pyramids marks the first time an aircraft was allowed to land at the historic Egyptian site in 80 years.

The fleet of planes took off from the Greek island of Crete on Saturday and are embarking on a 12,800 kilometer journey to South Africa – an unprecedented feat for such old aircraft. The planes date back to the 1920s and 1930s, with the oldest plane in the group manufactured in 1928.

The trip is expected to take 35 days and will take the teams, representing 18 different countries, through 10 nations.

“Flying low along the Nile from Cairo to Khartoum, past the highlands of Ethiopia before the plains of Kenya and the home of African aviation in Nairobi. Then off again past Kilimanjaro into the Serengeti – and on to the spice island of Zanzibar. After a short pause to enjoy the Indian ocean, we continue, crossing Zambia to Victoria Falls, before continuing to Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. Our final days take us across Botswana and into stunning South Africa – to the Cape, journey’s end,” reads a description on the Vintage Air Rally website.

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