Skydiving in Herlong Recreational Airport, Jacksonville, Florida USA

Skill Level:
Beginners and advanced
Best season:
All year round
Jump off altitude:
Free falling speed:
120 mph/193 kph
Jacksonville is the largest city in Florida State, located on the banks of St. John's River and bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. With 300 days of long sunshine, a coastline of over 20 mi/32 km long, inter-coastal waterways and the largest urban park system in the country, Jacksonville is a paradise and a top destination for outdoor activities and holidays all year round.

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.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Jacksonville
12mi/19.3km, 22mins
Head east on E Union St toward N Ocean St, Take the 1st left onto N Ocean St, Take the 1st left onto E State St, Continue onto Kings Rd, Slight left onto the I-95 S/US-17 S/FL-228 W ramp to I-10, Turn right onto FL-228 W/I-95 S/US-17 S, Continue onto FL-228 W/US-17 S, Continue onto I-10, Take exit 356 to merge onto I-295 S, Take exit 19 for FL-228 W, Turn left onto Normandy Blvd, Make a U-turn
Jacksonville International Airport,
19.9mi/32km from Herlong Recreational Airport

Amtrak serves Jacksonville by the daily Silver Meteor and Silver Star long distance trains. The current station is situated on Clifford Lane in the northwest section of the city.


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