It is normal to have a lot of questions swimming around in your head when going about booking your first skydive. You might be wondering what you should wear or what you should take with you on the day, but you may also be curious about the best time of year to go skydiving. Furthermore, if there is a perfect time of day to go skydiving.
The answer is anytime is the best time! Jumping out of an airplane is an amazing experience and we are very lucky at Skydive Monroe that the southern climate allows us to be open all year round. Although skydiving through the winter is definitely a thing for places like us that are warm enough to avoid a seasonal shutdown, summer is when skydiving is in high gear – with long days that allow us to achieve as many jumps as we can between dawn and dusk.
Summertime in Georgia means it can often be extremely warm, and when heading to the dropzone the usual care and attention should be paid while it is baking outside (i.e. sunscreen, lots of water, etc.). Whilst skydiving is a weather dependent sport, we operate all through the day as temperate alone is not something that will keep us on the ground. While the summer heat can sometimes create conditions for us to avoid, such as turbulent air, we do this day in and day out and as such, we are very good at reading the weather – allowing us to run a super-efficient operation and get you up in the sky at a time which suits you best. The air gets cooler on the way up, so if you find yourself jumping with us on a sweaty day, the feeling of cooling off during the plane ride and jump itself are something extra to savor. Since the temperature can vary based on time of year and each part of your experience, check out exactly what to wear skydiving for any time of year.
Our dropzone can be pretty busy during the summer months, with the bulk of the daytime during weekends attracting the most interest. When you are booking a tandem jump, remember that frequently it is the edges of the day – early in the morning and late in the afternoon – are the best time to jump. During these hours the air is cool and smooth, and the light makes the scenery extra stunning. The low sun is also better for recording your experience – illuminating your happy face much better in the photos and video. Jumping early in the morning is great and this is when we would choose to go – you don’t wait around being nervous (which is normal but not necessary) and you get to soak up the feeling of achievement for the rest of the day. Also, if you want to (and many often do) you have time to go up again!
2020 was an unusual summer. The country was starting to return to something like normality, but normal now is perhaps slightly different from what we’ve known in the past. The official advice and regulations have been changing regularly, but rest assured that going for a skydive is as exciting and memorable as it has ever been. Dropzones have the advantage of big open spaces, so establishing an acceptable distance between groups of people is something we can achieve without changing too much. Don’t let the thought of crowds put you off – we have space for everyone and all the safety measures you would expect at the moment.
So there you have it. There are indeed some optimal times to go skydiving, but really the best time is whenever you want to. All skydiving locations dance around the weather now and again, but here at Skydive Monroe, we are lucky to live somewhere where the conditions are generally great. We run a smooth skydiving operation but for the best chance of getting up in the sky exactly when you want, don’t forget to contact us soon book early. We are looking forward to seeing y’all this summer!