A free-fall parachute display was given by members of the "Falcons" -- the British Royal Air Force parachute team, and a team of Jordanians from the Special Forces of the Army, in Amman on Wednesday (Nov 8).
SV King Hussein with Jordanian and RAF officers on arrival
GV Parachute display during free-fall from 12,000 feet
SV King Hussein looking up
GV Parachutists at 10,000 with smoke trails
SV Jordanian parachutists landing near target area (4 shots)
SV RAF parachutist landing (2 shots)
SV King Hussein shakes hands with British and Jordanian officers
SV King Hussein shakes hands with Jordanian team members (2 shots)
SV King Hussein shakes hands with British team (3 shots)
SV King Hussein posses with British and Jordanian teams
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Background: A free-fall parachute display was given by members of the "Falcons" -- the British Royal Air Force parachute team, and a team of Jordanians from the Special Forces of the Army, in Amman on Wednesday (Nov 8).
Jordan's King Hussein, and a number of British military officers and diplomats, were on hand to watch the display.
SYNOPSIS: Jordan's King Hussein was on hand on Wednesday, as parachute teams from Britain and Jordan put on a free-fell display before large crowd in Amman.
Almost two-dozen parachutists took part in the jumps, that started twelve-thousand feet above the ground.
Smoke trails marked the parachutists' manoeuvres during their free-fall display. Then, the parachutists guided their 'chutes to small target areas marked on the field... Members of the Jordanian Team, from the Special Forces of the Army, were first to near the landing area.
Members of the British Royal Air Force "Falcons" team were next to hit the landing zone.
King Hussein, who sponsored the joint parachute display, congratulated the officers in charge of the teams.
He then personally thanked the members of the Jordanian team, comprised of men in his armed forces.
King Hussein also congratulated the members of the British team, who had come thousands of miles -- and twelve-thousand feet straight down - to perform in his presence.
Following the display, King Hussein posed for the press with the parachutists who had taken part in the free-fall display.