History

The Conatser family purchased the Perris Valley Airport in 1976. Over the years, the family owned and operated business has grown into one of the most respected training venues in sport parachuting. We have successfully operated as a year-round skydiving center for 32 years, averaging 120,000 jumps each year.

World Class Skydiving Center

Skydive Perris has been a leader in the sport parachuting industry hosting 4 US National Championships, a World Cup and countless World Record events. In addition to sport parachuting, Perris Valley has supported many military groups. For the last decade, various US military units, as well as foreign militaries have utilized some civilian skydiving centers to conduct their training. Perris Valley has become the training location of choice for much of this military training because of our ability to provide these units with the weather, aircraft and facilities to train efficiently and effectively.

Aiport

The airport’s location is unique in that it is surrounded by wide-open land with approximately 600 acres and relatively unrestricted airspace. The airport itself is on 85 privately owned acres, 15 acres of which can strictly be used to service and support any military parachute ground training program with separate air / jump operations.

Convenient Location

Our airport is within a reasonable distance from major population centers, 35 miles south of Ontario International Airport and 75 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport and 75 miles north of San Diego International Airport, within only a few miles of accommodations and all other basic necessities.

Weather

Perris Valley has one of the country’s most ideal climates for year-round skydiving and Military Free Fall training. We average 345 jumpable days per year.

Safety

We are able to conduct safe, concurrent operations as a result of:

• A private military training facility separated from civilian activity.
• Separate large landing areas dedicated to Military Free Fall activity.
• A private airport that is not hindered by other aviation activity outside of our own operations.

Aircraft

Perris Valley Skydiving owns and operates, three (3) DeHavilland Twin Otters, One (1) Shorts Skyvan, One (1) Pilatus Porter and One (1) DC-9 Jet. All aircraft are maintained in accordance with the manufacturers, FAA approved, 135 type maintenance programs and all aircraft, routine and non-routine maintenance is performed by FAA Certified Mechanics.

Ground Facilities

Perris Valley’s world class training facilities also include a separate and secluded military training area, large open landing areas, 5200’ runway, rigging loft and a full service restaurant.

Military Training Area Facilities

Our 2,500 sq ft. private training center includes:

• 200’ From aircraft loading area.
• Large and small roll up doors for easy access and clear view of student landing area
• Large open area for training and packing
• (2) 15 x 20 private rooms with video debriefing equipment or for chief instructor rooms
• 20+ rig racks
• Big screen TV for group debriefing
• One large 12 x 30 classroom with white boards, chairs, tables
• Video review room with TV & VCR’s
• Two full bathrooms (to include a shower, toilet, sink)
• Kitchenette
• Outside creeping area and aircraft mock up
• Covered packing area

Wind Tunnel On Site

The Perris Valley SkyVenture Vertical Wind Tunnel (VWT) is a full service military training facility and has hosted clients from all branches of the US Military as well as numerous foreign forces. The Perris Valley SkyVenture can be utilized and has proven to be a valuable training tool within any freefall program, minimizing and in some cases eliminated the need for dual jumpmaster AFF instruction. The on-site VWT provides a tool for immediate remedial training and students can be retrained midcourse. The Perris SkyVenture allows for combat equipment training in a controlled environment and should be used prior to live freefall training. Benefits of the VWT in Military Free Fall training:

• Immediate freefall awareness and skill development
• Eliminates need for dual jumpmaster instruction; immediate 1on1 student jumps
• Remedial training available for students having difficulty
• Higher graduation rates and course success

Instructors

Perris Valley runs one of the largest freefall training schools in the world. Our instructors have years of experience working with civilian and military jump students. Many of our instructors are world record holders and/or world champions in a variety of skydiving disciplines. We are currently providing some of our instructors to support the Naval HALO/HAHO training in San Diego.

Lodging

March Air Force Reserve Base, which provides a high standard of military housing at the March Inn and individual small base housing, is located only 8 miles north of Perris Valley Skydiving. Local accommodations include several hotels/motels available within 10 miles offering discounts. There is even on-site housing available capable of housing 50 people on site between our house/ IHOP (International House of Parachuters) and bunkhouse.