The Royal Aero Sports Club
The Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan (RASCJ) was originally founded by His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, after he discovered the thrill of flying and viewing the beauty of his Kingdom from the air.
His Royal Highness Prince Hamzah is now the president of the club and a qualified skydiver and pilot himself.
The Royal Aero Sports Club of Jordan is a non-profit organization established with royal support in 1997, with the vision of providing a wide variety of aero sports in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. In 2001, the Club moved to the King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba under a different name in order to embrace all aero sports activities – this current location is only a 16-minute drive from the Radisson Blu Tala Bay Resort, Aqaba.
The Club is a registered member of the Higher Council of Youth and listed with the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) as a cultural, social sports club. The Club was also ratified as a member of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the official world air sports federation, in 2005.
From ballooning and microlighting in Wadi Rum, to flying in a small plane over Petra, the Royal Aero Sports Club caters for sports enthusiasts who would like to enjoy an aviation experience over the beautiful landscapes and ancient ruins of Jordan. RASCJ provides the following aero sports activities:
- Hot Air Balloon Flights.
- Microlight Flights
- Ultralight Flights
- Diamond DA40&DA42 Flights
- Sky Dive (Seasonal Operation at the Dead Sea)