Aug. 23-24: Airborne Extravaganza at Tango Down Shooting Complex – Nation’s first Black-owned gun range

Airborne Extravaganza Aug. 23-24 at Tango Down Shooting Complex includes Jump School

Two-day event features Skydive Spectacular, HMMWV Assault Ride, Gun Demos, Food Trucks and other thrilling fun 

Jacksonville, FL — Veteran-owned Tango Down Shooting Complex in Jacksonville and The Round Canopy Parachuting Team have partnered for an event like no other — The Airborne Extravaganza, a two-day event August 23-24 that includes a jump school, follow-on jump, HMMWV Assault Ride, gun demos, a Skydive Spectacular, vendors, food trucks, and other thrilling fun!

Event hours on Saturday, August 24 are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jump school will be held on Friday, August 23 at the Palatka Airport.

General admission advance tickets are $10 for the August 24 event. Tickets prices and registration will increase on the day of the event. For jump school and other events, along with limited VIP tickets, registration is available at

Tango Down Shooting Complex is Jacksonville’s first public shooting range (no membership fees) located at 18811 Maxville MacClenny Hwy, in Jacksonville, Florida. Free parking is available on site.

Tango Down is the nation’s first Black-owned gun range, owned and operated by Rick Ferrell, a retired Army officer. Ferrell was written about in April 2024 by the Jacksonville Free Press for holding the Woman Warrior Seminar in March, a workshop that is part of the complex’s ongoing commitment to building and supporting women as agents of their own safety and protection.

Tango Down Shooting Complex is an ultimate shooting and training destination, featuring pistol bays, long-range lanes, multi-purpose bays and competition bays. A Pro Shop includes ammo, firearms and gear, along with firearms rentals, limited gunsmithing and customizations. Available training courses include vehicle defense tactics; a comprehensive pistol course; concealed carry — tactics and techniques; shooting and moving in the home (S.M.I.T.H.); and precision rifle.

“I chose this event to coincide with the creation of gunpowder in the year 904AD … ok, I can’t resist: DUUUUUUUUUUVVVVVVAAAALLLL,” Rick Ferrell joked.

“Originally our planning team entertained having the event on 9-04-2024, however, it’s a Wednesday and too close to Labor Day activities, so we will have to wait until 2027, when 9-04 is a Saturday,” Rick Ferrell explained. “As for the jump, we wanted to do something no one else had done, and we wanted it to be something that was closely related to shooting.”

Event sponsorships and vendor spots are available. Please contact Kelly Lyon at 904-814-2795 or email

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