The Free State is situated on the flat boundless plains in the heart of South Africa. Known locally as the "breadbasket" of South Africa, it is the agricultural city and most of its land is at 1000 m/3281 ft above sea level. It is the land of rugby, sunny skies and characterized by a continental climate, with warm to hot summers and cool to cold winters.
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Skydiving in Herlong Recreational Airport, Jacksonville, Florida USA
Jacksonville has hot humid summers with light thunderstorms during the afternoon hours and mild freezes during winter. The overall temperature varies from 18 to 33°C (64 to 92°F) all year round.
Among the wide variety of outdoor activities, available in Jacksonville, skydiving is certainly one of the most exciting ones. Herlong Recreational Airport is located only within few miles in the southwest from the main city. Once you reach the airport, there will be a 20 mins briefing about everything you need to know and you are ready to jump in the plane and experience one of the North Florida’s highest tandem jumps.
The take off altitude is at 13000 ft/3962 m above the ground, and from the minute you jump off the plane, you will be free falling at a speed of 120 mph/193 kph. When your parachute opens, you will be gently soaring for 4 to 6 mins until you safely land on the ground. The views are amazing from up there as you have the chance to enjoy breathtaking sights over the city of Jacksonville and St. John’s River as well as the Atlantic Ocean.
Suitable for all skill levels, skydiving is a thrilling adventure and the drop zone is open seven days a week, all year round. For beginners who wish to take lessons, professional instructors are available on the spot and they can arrange and provide you with everything you will need. Don’t miss this high adrenaline activity. This is something you will never forget.