Why You Should Go Skydiving in Fall

Monday, September 13, 2021

Why Fall is One of the Best Times to Go Skydiving

Crisp mornings, fabulous foliage, sweater weather, and pumpkin spice flavored everything: fall is nearly here!


While the summer season may seem like the ideal time to skydive, there’s a unique appeal to autumn skydiving that simply has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. In fact, for many (including this writer), the fall is their absolute favorite time to skydive. What sets autumn skydiving apart? We are so glad you asked!

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Benefits of Skydiving in Fall

In short, part of the autumnal awesomeness of skydiving can be broken down into three parts: fewer crowds, cooler temperatures, and beautiful colors.

Less Crowded

While summer is known to be the peak of the skydiving season, fall remains an insider favorite. Once you stumble upon a skydive in fall, you might not want to come back any other time.


One of the appeals of a skydive in fall is a change in the dropzone energy dynamic. You see, the hustling, bustling pace of the dropzone in summer trims back to a more relaxed, calm tempo in the autumn.


Because the volume of jumpers that visit Skydive Carolina in the fall decreases, those who choose to go skydiving in fall can look forward to a more intimate experience. Oh, and did we mention that one of the bonus benefits to go skydiving in the fall is that less volume often means shorter wait times? Although this statement is, as always, weather permitting, those who choose to jump in the fall tend to spend less time on-site and experience expedited wait times. Shorter wait times mean even more time to celebrate your autumn skydiving adventure after you land!

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Beat The Heat

Not everyone is a fan of sweltering South Carolina summers. With a heat index that reaches toward the 100’s, for some the summer temperatures are unbearable.


With an agreeable average high temperature of 74, a skydive in fall is a chance to enjoy some of the best weather this region sees all year. While thundershowers visit nearly every summer afternoon, the skies in the fall often stay bright blue the whole day through. Toward the end of November the air does begin to chill, but it is still a wonderful time to skydive if you come prepared. We suggest you sport a few light layers to keep you nice and cozy.

Awe Inspiring Autumn Views

During the fall, when the leaves are painted rusted hues, it looks almost as if the forest is alight. The lush green of summer is slowly replaced as the days creep into autumn. If you go skydiving in the fall, you’ll be in for a special treat—a visual feast of fiery foliage. The bright oranges and reds transform our pastoral surroundings into an awe-inspiring sight.


Another added bonus to an autumn skydive is the increased likelihood that you can experience a coveted sunset jump. If you time it right and choose the latest arrival slot, you’ve got a pretty good shot (although we cannot make any guarantees). However, with just the right schedule – because the sun sets so much earlier in autumn – your chances of seeing the beauty of dusk while drifting peacefully beneath a parachute become quite high.

It’s Right Around the Corner

All the fun of autumn skydiving awaits. What better way to celebrate the harvest season than with a little “fall” of your own!?

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