Cloppenburg lies at 71 km/44 mi in the south west of Bremen and within 50 min drive from the city. Alternatively Cloppwnburg can be also reached from Oldenburg at 43 km/26 mi in the south. Near Cloppenburg in the Varrelbusch airport you will find a lot of air activity. One very popular sport being practiced on the spot is parachuting. It is a fascinating experience between heaven and earth. At first, you will receive instructions for about 15 minutes which are enough for you to make the leap!
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Skydiving in Ganderkesee, Bremen-Oldenburg, Lower Saxony Germany
It won’t take you long to find yourself floating on the vacuum. After a 20 minutes introduction session, you get your jump suit, a leather cap, goggles, a special harness and you are ready to go! Then you will get on the aircraft which is circling like an eagle at a height of 2500 – 4000 m / 8202 – 13123 ft. Check your equipment one more time and jump off the plane!
While your free fall and approaching the ground, within 10 seconds after your jumping off, you reach the speed of 200 kph/124.3 mph. Your tandem instructor or yourself opens the parachute at 1500 m / 4921 ft high. For the next 5 minutes, you will float silently through the air and enjoy the magnificent view of your landing point.
The giant parachute system is being manipulated by yourself or your instructor so as to get closer to the landing point where you land safely in front of the eyes of a cheerful crowd or your friends. So, just show off, this is an amazing experience you shouldn’t miss!
Don’t forget to wear comfortable sport clothes and shoes. There are some limitations too. Your body weight shouldn’t be more than 90 kg/198 lb and your height between 1.40 m /4.7 ft and 1.90 m /6.2 ft.