What's the Skydiving Season in North Carolina?

What's the best time to skydive around Charlotte, North Carolina? All day, every day! Around Charlotte, we like to brag: We're just three hours from the beach! We're just two hours from the mountains! We also like to brag about our weather. It's fantastic: not too warm, not too cold.

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Around Charlotte, we like to brag: We're just three hours from the beach! We're just two hours from the mountains!We also like to brag about our weather. It's fantastic: not too warm, not too cold. That perfect weather adds up to some pretty choice skydiving, year-round. Here's what that means for you.

WHY DOES OUR WEATHER MAKE FOR SUCH AWESOME TANDEM SKYDIVING?

A lot of (less-lucky-than-us) skydiving drop zones only open during the summer season. Why? Science, my friend.

Remember: when it's cold on the ground, it's icy in the sky. It's a scientific fact that the temperature drops uniformly as you go up in altitude. Convection warms the atmosphere from the surface; as you get further away from the ground, the temperature drops around 3.5°F for every 1,000 feet you go up. Do the math: 10,000 feet equals a drop of 35°F. On a hot summer day, that's brilliant. On a chilly winter morning -- especially in a place that isn't a balmy paradise, like ours -- that can be numbing.

Most of the time, the temperature in the greater Charlotte area is warm enough at altitude to support tandem skydiving without requiring full arctic gear. Do, however, plan to dress in layers, especially if you're not jumping in the full heat of summer.Bringing along an extra jacket and gloves is never a bad idea.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE PERFECT WEATHER DECIDES TO BE IMPERFECT?

If inclement weather ends up cancelling your skydive, that's a bummer -- but it's not a game-over. If the clouds doesn't look like they'll clear same-day, we'll simply reschedule your jump for a day that looks to have better weather (or any other day that works for you) -- or you can receive a full refund.*

*We require a $50 deposit to reserve your slot. If you need need to cancel your skydive, we will refund your deposit as long as you have given us 96 hours' (four days') notice of your cancellation. If you need to reschedule your skydive please give 3 days' notice. If you give less than three days' notice, we'll retain your deposit.

Something I wanted to do for myself and my kids for our birthdays.  Went with a group of eight (all family) and honestly could not have had a better time.  The facility was nice, and the people were honestly fantastic.  Made the entire experience that much better.  Sincerely appreciate the attention to fun and safety from all of the instructors, and absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a unique thrill.

Oh...pay the money for the pictures and videos.  It's worth it...but hold the camera yourself.  Makes for interesting viewing later on.

» Randy Clark