What wind speed is safe to skydive?

If you are a solo student skydiver (generally in our Advanced Freefall Program or an unlicensed skydiver), the USPA Basic Safety Requirements state that wind limits are 14 miles per hour. This is the most strict limit as student skydivers are still learning the flight and landing characteristics of the parachute.

How windy is too windy for skydiving?

Typically, jumpers consider anything over about a 10 mile an hour difference between the average wind speed and the peak gust to be high enough to cause trouble. So, if the winds are 10 gusting to 21, many jumpers will choose to sit down because the air feels “dirty” or “bumpy”.

Does wind affect skydiving?

High winds significantly affect how our parachutes fly, pushing them off-course – and even backwards.

What weather conditions cancel a skydive?

Certain disagreeable conditions prevent us from jumping: strong wind, thick clouds, rain, and cold. We stop jumping whenever there’s weather that restricts our vision in the sky or makes it difficult to control our parachutes on the way down to the ground.

Can you skydive in 15 mph winds?

If you are a solo student skydiver (generally in our Advanced Freefall Program or an unlicensed skydiver), the USPA Basic Safety Requirements state that wind limits are 14 miles per hour. This is the most strict limit as student skydivers are still learning the flight and landing characteristics of the parachute.

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Can you skydive when it’s cloudy?

You aren’t legally allowed to jump through clouds, even if that seems like fun. Second, clear skies make for a better view! You can see for miles when you’re 2.5 miles above the Earth, and a cloudy day would take away from that experience. Low and consistent winds are the second coveted condition.

What is the best time of day to skydive?

We consider the morning the best time to skydive and for a few good reasons. Often, the morning offers the clearest skies. Even if the forecast for a day looks less than desirable, the morning is typically jumpable. Additionally, customers that schedule in the morning generally have the lowest wait times.

How cold is skydiving?

– at a typical height when the parachute is opened of 1,500m (about 5000-ft) it will be 13°C (55°F). So now that the temperatures are lowering to the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s right now – do the math – it’s COLD.

Can it be too hot to skydive?

Skydiving in Summer Heat

Yes! It’s possible and desirable for many to skydive when the temperatures start to soar. … Depending on the heat, humidity, and density altitude, it could affect our plane’s climb times up, making the ascent to skydiving altitude a bit long.