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Jacko Strong mid flight after Base Jumping from the Soul Surfers Paradise

Jacko Strong's Spectacular BASE Jump from Soul Surfers Paradise

Jackson Jacko Strong, seasoned adrenaline junkie, executed a spectacular BASE jump from Soul Surfers Paradise building this morning.

This morning, seasoned adrenaline junkie and skilled pilot, Jackson ‘Jacko’ Strong, took in the breathtaking Gold Coast views from a fresh perspective. He executed a spectacular BASE jump from the iconic Soul Surfers Paradise building. This thrilling spectacle, broadcast live on the Today show, stopped hundreds of onlookers in their tracks as they paused their morning walks and coffee runs to witness the spectacle.

Today’s leap is part of the three-month lead-up to the Pacific Airshow Gold Coast, scheduled for August. This event marks one of Australia’s first legally sanctioned BASE jumps off a building. Strong, at 32, has crafted a niche for himself as an adventurer of the skies and heights.

With a background in freestyle motocross, Jacko Strong has transitioned into a competent BASE jumper. He has accumulated over 250 jumps worldwide, including from the towering skyscrapers of Panama.

“Every time I do one, I have some fear, but I think that’s why I’m attracted to it,” confided Jacko. “BASE jumping makes all my problems drift away, and it is as addictive as the most potent drug in the world; you just can’t wait until the next time you get to do it.”

Jacko Strong's Spectacular BASE Jump from Soul Surfers Paradise
Touching down on Surfers Paradise beach and into a live interview with the Today Show

Living on his farm west of Wagga in New South Wales, Strong is also a passionate aviator. Having started flying over 10 years ago, he recently completed rebuilding his own Pitts Special after 5,000 hours of dedicated work.

Before this morning’s BASE jump from the 242-metre-tall Soul Surfers Paradise building, Strong emphasised the rigorous safety measures and protocols in place. He highlighted that this is not a feat just anyone can undertake.

Strong is set to become an ambassador for Pacific Airshow Gold Coast, promising to dazzle attendees in his newly built aircraft. He hopes to fly in formation with last year’s crowd favourite performers – the Screaming Diamonds. His fiancée, Saskia, a dental surgeon, supports his high-octane activities, keeping him ‘grounded’ despite her busy schedule.

Catch Jacko Strong as part of this years Pacific Airshow Gold Coast

Jackson ‘Jacko’ Strong’s Spectacular BASE Jump from Soul Surfers Paradise

Owen George
Owen George

Editor & Chief of Gold Coast Magazine is a lover of great coffee and sharing the stories of the people, places, and events that make the Gold Coast such a great city

Jacko Strong mid flight after Base Jumping from the Soul Surfers Paradise

Jacko Strong's Spectacular BASE Jump from Soul Surfers Paradise

Jackson Jacko Strong, seasoned adrenaline junkie, executed a spectacular BASE jump from Soul Surfers Paradise building this morning.

This morning, seasoned adrenaline junkie and skilled pilot, Jackson ‘Jacko’ Strong, took in the breathtaking Gold Coast views from a fresh perspective. He executed a spectacular BASE jump from the iconic Soul Surfers Paradise building. This thrilling spectacle, broadcast live on the Today show, stopped hundreds of onlookers in their tracks as they paused their morning walks and coffee runs to witness the spectacle.

Today’s leap is part of the three-month lead-up to the Pacific Airshow Gold Coast, scheduled for August. This event marks one of Australia’s first legally sanctioned BASE jumps off a building. Strong, at 32, has crafted a niche for himself as an adventurer of the skies and heights.

With a background in freestyle motocross, Jacko Strong has transitioned into a competent BASE jumper. He has accumulated over 250 jumps worldwide, including from the towering skyscrapers of Panama.

“Every time I do one, I have some fear, but I think that’s why I’m attracted to it,” confided Jacko. “BASE jumping makes all my problems drift away, and it is as addictive as the most potent drug in the world; you just can’t wait until the next time you get to do it.”

Jacko Strong's Spectacular BASE Jump from Soul Surfers Paradise
Touching down on Surfers Paradise beach and into a live interview with the Today Show

Living on his farm west of Wagga in New South Wales, Strong is also a passionate aviator. Having started flying over 10 years ago, he recently completed rebuilding his own Pitts Special after 5,000 hours of dedicated work.

Before this morning’s BASE jump from the 242-metre-tall Soul Surfers Paradise building, Strong emphasised the rigorous safety measures and protocols in place. He highlighted that this is not a feat just anyone can undertake.

Strong is set to become an ambassador for Pacific Airshow Gold Coast, promising to dazzle attendees in his newly built aircraft. He hopes to fly in formation with last year’s crowd favourite performers – the Screaming Diamonds. His fiancée, Saskia, a dental surgeon, supports his high-octane activities, keeping him ‘grounded’ despite her busy schedule.

Catch Jacko Strong as part of this years Pacific Airshow Gold Coast

Jackson ‘Jacko’ Strong’s Spectacular BASE Jump from Soul Surfers Paradise

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Owen George

Owen George

Editor & Chief of Gold Coast Magazine is a lover of great coffee and sharing the stories of the people, places, and events that make the Gold Coast such a great city