The Best Times To Go Skydiving (Day / Month)

Wanting to get the best skydive you can? Then it’s important to jump at the right time!

Whether that’s the time of day or time of year, there’s some moments which are simply better to be in the sky.

In short, the best time to book a skydive skydive is in the morning. The best time to actually skydive is right before sunset, and the best month to skydive depends on your climate. So the best time to skydive really depends!

I’ve explained all of this in more detail below.

There’s a few different ‘best time’ categories in skydiving, so I’ve covered each, one by one.

If that sounds good, then let’s dive in.

The Best Time to Book A Skydive

If you’re reading this after going to book a skydive – and wondering what time you should pick – then this one is pretty straightforward. Book the earliest time you can (which still allows you plenty of time to get to the airfield).

Skydiving is a super weather dependent sport, and you never know when a sudden wind will pick up, or a rain storm will fly over. If you book your skydive in the morning, you’ll be higher up in the queue once the weather delay passes.

If you book your skydive for later in the day, you may find a ton of jumpers queued up in front of you before you can jump!

That said, don’t pick a time that will be uncomfortable for you. If it’s a long drive, it’s better to pick a later time than force yourself up at 4am. This whole thing is meant to be enjoyable!

The Best Time to Actually Skydive

Want the short answer? Any time!

For real though, there’s no “best time” to fly through the sky, but there’s definitely a top 3.

Most skydivers will say sunset – and they’re totally right. I’ve been lucky enough to do a few sunset jumps, and the beauty of the world truly takes your breath away. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen. Not only from the skydive, but looking at it from under canopy or in the plane with your friends. It’s just stunning.

Paragliders at Sunset
There’s nothing in the world like being the sky at sunset.

That said, the best time to skydive is also when your friends are doing it! A sunset might be beautiful, but nothing beats playing around with your friends in the sky.

Last but least – the best time to skydive is when the weather’s right. This is the more boring answer, but weather delays are a real thing. As someone who started their skydiving career in Scotland, believe me they can last a while! Sometimes the best time to skydive is when the weather’s lining up perfectly.

If you’ve got a tandem skydive booked and the weather is looking miserable that weekend, try calling ahead and asking them about it. They may advise rebooking to save yourself waiting around all day.

The Best Time of the Year to Skydive

I’ll also just touch on the best months to go skydive.

It’s a surprise to no-one that skydiving is more of a summer sport. That’s not because of temperatures (though they do help!), but more because the stronger winds and more rain of winter make it much harder to get a plane up there.

The perfect conditions for skydiving is warm, dry, and without much wind. Some climates enjoy those conditions year round, but for others these might be limited to the summer months only. In that case, the best time of the year to skydive is when your climate is suitable.

That said, if you ever get the chance to skydive in the snow – take it! It’s freaking freezing, but the view is incredible. It’s like someone’s painted the whole world white. You can see for miles around you, and everything’s been colored the same white. It’s simply beautiful.

While it’s ice-cold, skydiving above a snow-colored world is also beautiful


Well, that’s about all there is on this one!

I hope I’ve answered your question today. Whether that’s on when to book a skydive, when to go skydiving, and what time of the year is best.

If you’ve enjoyed this article, please consider checking out the related ones below. I’m trying to build a really useful resource for beginner skydivers.

Thanks for reading, and happy jumping!

Blue skies,


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