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On Tour - Al Ain
By Ralph Ridge

In late January a small band of South African’s boarded a flight to the United Arab Emirates.


It was bound to the Al Ain air show and after being invited it was time to show what could be done in front of the world's best.

The SA Wizards had five days before the show to practise. Four planes doing some incredible manoeuvres with the double inverted skydive to cap off the routine.

Ralph Ridge and Ricci Bucceri did ten double inverted jumps over a nine day period – exit altitude was an average 1,800ft, and after deployment still had to drop the 25 metre long streamers and land in front of the sheikh.

It was an amazing time with a great group of professionals. Thanks to all of them for making this jump possible and the organisers of the air show who went beyond all to make our stay a memorable occasion.