The “Gliding Flying” event at the Castle and Wadi Festival in Wadi Al-Nadara in Homs countryside, which is being held for the first time as part of a festival in Syria, has attracted great attention and attendance from various cultural and tourist events and the people of the region.
The show, which was held in the town of Al-Hawash, as part of the activities of the third day of the festival, was attended by pilots of different nationalities and Syrian expatriates who carried their longing for the homeland to plant joy and smiles on the lips of its people.
In a statement to SANA, Hammam Ghali, member of the Executive Office in Homs Governorate, director of the festival, indicated that the paragliding event is being held for the first time in Syria as part of a festival, in which 31 pilots of different nationalities are participating today, "French, Italian, Iraqi, Lebanese, Omani and Syrian," pointing out that the focus was on an invitation Pilots from European countries and other countries to see our reality with their own eyes and convey a message to the world that our country has won and we have embarked on the path of reconstruction.
George Elia, a Syrian glider pilot from Qamishli, has been an expatriate in France for 33 years. He is one of the participants in the show. He explained that the aim of implementing the paragliding event is to plant joy and smile on the lips of the Syrians, and it is a show that is used in Europe on occasions and celebrations. He said: “It sends a message today to all expatriates to return and contribute In construction, we are the ones who will build the country and Syria will recover and be in peace.”
Beignon Romain, a French pilot, one of the organizers of paragliding flights around the world and director of a paragliding school, explained that he was invited to participate in the festival and that the Syrian people welcomed the pilots and expressed their joy at their presence and welcomed them with an open and loving heart, calling on all his fellow French pilots to come to Syria and participate.
Sami Al-Fatwa, Vice President of the Syrian Gliding Club, indicated that Syria will remain a country of security and safety despite the miserable attempts to rob it of this safety, pointing out that the club will also participate in the Army Day in Aleppo by holding such an event.
Saer Al-Mufti, a member of the Syrian Gliding Club’s board of directors, pointed out that the club seeks to revive the idea of gliding among Syrian youth as a moral sport and to make them bold and bold and raise the name of Syria in international forums, explaining that the event, in which 31 pilots will participate, will present various shows with the aim of highlighting the regions Tourist in the valley of freshness.
Osama Satea, Director of Development, Business and Public Relations at Cham Wings Airlines, pointed out the importance of this event, as it carries several messages to the countries of the world, namely that Syria is steadfast with its army, people and leader, and that it is a country of peace. Which shows the civilized face of Syria.
Pilot Imad Abdel Qader, who came from Iraq, said: “We came to participate in this festival to deliver a message that the Syrian people, despite all the conditions of war and siege, love life and their country, and that Syria has many tourist and historical elements that deserve to be introduced in a new and distinctive way.”
Pilot Habib Mono from Lebanon stated that he came at the invitation of the Syrian Paragliding Club, with the participation of many friends who love Syria, who came with the aim of introducing the tourist areas there, stressing that holding such events is evidence that Syria will remain strong despite the conditions of war and the unjust siege imposed on the Syrian people.
Hanadi Diop and Lara Ahmed