Welcome To Skydive Perris

At Skydive Perris we love skydiving and skydivers! Our sport has advanced into more disciplines than anyone could have imagined years ago and on any given day at Perris you’ll see them all. Formation Skydiving, Freeflying, WingSuiting, Canopy Piloting, CRW, you name it. It’s everyone’s drop zone and we laugh, smile and share the skies and planes together safely. Whether you’ve just gotten your “A” License or you’re visiting from out of town with thousands of jumps we have awesome organizers and great coaches in all disciplines that will welcome you to join them for fun, challenging jumps and will safely guide you as you advance through the sport.

A Few Thoughts On Safety

Skydive Perris is one of the busiest drop zones on the planet! We are capable of sending 30+ plane loads, of up to 24 people per plane, every single day. Our beautiful Southern California location provides some of the best, and most consistent weather, for sky dive operations in the United States. This means we are skydiving Orange County year-round. While that makes for a great place to come and enjoy a day of sky diving, it also increases the need for us to be mindful of what we are doing. Our sport carries heavy consequences for the complacent skydiver, and everyone around them. But complacency isn’t always the main cause of accidents, sometimes it’s just because two people weren’t on the same page about something as simple as the direction of the landing pattern. So, in the paragraphs that follow, we will discuss the rules of the DZ in the hopes of getting everyone on the same page about everything from how we load the plane to how and where it is acceptable to land our canopies at Skydive Perris.

USPA A-license holders who have not made a freefall skydive within 60 days should make at least one jump under the supervision of a currently rated USPA instructional rating holder until demonstrating altitude awareness, freefall control on all axes, tracking, and canopy skills sufficient for safely jumping in groups.

USPA B-license holders who have not made a freefall skydive within the preceding 90 days should make at least one jump under the supervision of a USPA instructional rating holder until demonstrating the ability to safely exercise the privileges of that license.

USPA C- and D-license holders who have not made a freefall skydive within the preceding six months should make at least one jump under the supervision of a USPA instructional rating holder until demonstrating the ability to safely exercise the privileges of that license.

IN CASE YOU FORGOT…
SKYDIVING IS A DANGEROUS SPORT!

Safety Rules And Reminders

IT IS UP TO YOU to make it as safe as possible.
DON’T BE COMPLACENT
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for your safety and for those around you.
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES, review them before every jump.
GEAR CHECKS, get one before every jump.
FIND OUT THE EXIT SEPARATION TIMING needed between groups.
ALWAYS APPROACH THE PLANE FROM THE REAR
SEATBELTS AND HELMETS must be worn until 1500’.
THE AIRCRAFT DOOR must stay closed until 1500’.
CAMERAS, you must have at least 200 jumps before jumping one, even a GoPro.
HANDLE CHECKS, do one before preparing to exit.
COUNT OFF EXIT SEPARATION TIME and visually confirm there is adequate horizontal separation.
ON BREAK OFF stay aware of everyone around you.
MALFUNCTIONS, expect them and be ready to perform your emergency procedures.

DO YOU HAVE A GOOD CANOPY OVER YOUR HEAD? If you have to ask the answer is probably “no”. Execute your emergency procedures without delay.
LOOK FOR OTHER CANOPIES during your entire canopy flight.
AFTER OPENING, fly your canopy perpendicular to jump run until you see the next group open.
SPIRALS AND RADICAL MANUEVERS are not allowed under canopy.
LANDING DIRECTION will be parallel to the runway and will be determined by the ORANGE ARROW. If there is no orange arrow the landing direction will be set by the FIRST PERSON landing in the grass.
LANDING DIRECTION, if you choose to land in a different direction than what has been set you must be at least 100m to the east of the grass.
YOU MUST HAVE A “B” LICENSE AND 100 JUMPS to land in the grass.
IF THE PATTERN TO THE GRASS LOOKS CROWDED decide at a high altitude to land elsewhere. There is lots of wide open space to use.
IN VARIABLE WINDS the landing direction should be set from South to North.
THE WEST SIDE GRASS IS CLOSED FOR LANDING WHEN

  • There are tandems landing
  • There are canopies landing in opposite directions in the grass
  • There are canopies landing opposite the arrow

TANDEMS AND STUDENTS HAVE RIGHT OF WAY, it is easier for you to maneuver and accommodate their flight paths than it is for them to accommodate you.
FLY A PREDICTABLE PATTERN with long straight legs.
YOUR BASE LEG will be from the triangle heading west towards the runway.
NO MORE THAN 90 DEGREE TURNS below 1500 feet (no reason to do turns greater than 90s above 1500ft either for that matter)

OPENING ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, you must be at least 1500’ when you cross the runway and able to smoothly enter into the pattern.
LANDING ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, if you can’t cross the runway by 1500 feet you should land in the open fields to the North or South on the West side of the runway. The landing direction will be the same as the direction that has been established. Your base leg when landing on the west side should be from the west heading towards the runway.

FINAL APPROACH, be on it by 300’. Fly straight in at full flight. No sashaying or deep break flight.
LANDING, don’t try to force a stand up, slide in or PLF if necessary.
PLF, remember how to do one and be ready to if a soft landing is in question.
AFTER LANDING, immediately collapse your canopy and turn to see oncoming canopy traffic. Move to either edge of the grass when it’s safe to do so.
LOOK FOR AIRCRAFT, taking off or landing while you are at the flag line before crossing the runway.
IF YOU HEAR A SIREN, you didn’t see the plane, move off the runway immediately.
WINGSUITS, TRACKING, ANGLE FLYERS, please read the Horizontal Flying rules and guidelines and see the overhead photo for flight paths.
HAZARDOUS LANDING AREAS, see the overhead photo.

Horizontal Flying Rules & Guidelines

Angle Flying and “Traditional” Tracking

  1. Only one (1) group of angle flyers or “traditional” trackers are allowed per load. (This refers to trackers who are not wearing tracking suits). A group is defined as one or more people.
  2. The angle or tracking group leader must be belly to earth. They can only be on their backs if they have another experienced tracker over them, belly to earth, to help with direction control.
  3. The angle flying or tracking group will be first to exit the aircraft.
  4. The group will fly due east, perpendicular to the runway, for the entire freefall.
  5. Angle flyers and “traditional” trackers are not allowed to make turns away from the eastern heading.
  6. Angle flyers and trackers deploy canopies no higher than 4000 feet. After opening, continue to fly east until you are visibly clear of other jumpers.
  7. If you land in the eastern half of the triangle, a truck will almost always pick you up.
  8. Tracking or angle flying is NOT allowed if: a) you end up on the west side of a parallel jump run, or b) jump run is not parallel to the runway. (We will try to avoid these situations.)

Tracking Suits

STAY SMALL WHEN EXITING!!! until you are clear of the aircraft!

  1. A minimum of 100 jumps is required to wear a Tracking Suit. With fewer than 200 jumps, you must do a check-out dive and be approved by a Perris Wingsuit Coach or Organizer. With fewer than 500 jumps, get a briefing from a Perris Coach or Organizer.
  2. Only two (2) groups of Tracking Suits and/or Wingsuits are allowed per load. A group is defined as one or more people.
  3. Tracking Suits and Wingsuits will exit last on jump run. Of these, Tracking Suits are out first, then less experienced Wingsuits, then more experienced Wingsuits.

Wingsuits

KEEP YOUR WINGS CLOSED WHEN EXITING!!! until you are clear of the aircraft!

  1. To fly a Wingsuit for the first time, you must have a minimum of 200 jumps AND complete a First Flight Course with an approved Perris Wingsuit Coach.
  2. RIG FIRST: When gearing up, secure your rig first, chest strap and leg straps, and then adjust your wingsuit.
  3. TAIL WING: Your tail wing must be zipped up and ready to jump before boarding the aircraft.
  4. Only two (2) groups of Tracking Suits and/or Wingsuits are allowed per load. A group is defined as one or more people.
  5. Tracking Suits and Wingsuits will exit last on jump run. Of these, Tracking Suits are out first, then less experienced Wingsuits, then more experienced Wingsuits.
  6. FLY THE PLANNED PATTERN. All tracking and wingsuit groups stay east of the eastern point of the triangle to avoid other air traffic and because there is plenty of open space to land. If there are two groups, Group 1 flies an “inside line” and Group 2 flies an “outside line”. (Please see overhead of Wingsuit Flight Patterns.)
  7. WINGSUIT FLY BY’S on other jumpers are not permitted. Wingsuiters are responsible for maintaining a safe distance from all tandems and high pullers.
  8. XRW (“Extreme Relative Work”), wingsuiters and high-performance canopy pilots flying together and docking, is not allowed unless you have prior permission from management.

***You must tell manifest if you are doing any type of horizontal flying. If you do not and there is a conflict, you may be required to step off the load at your own expense.***

Jump Numbers Rules
Less than 50
  • Must have Perris-cleared Coach or Organizer with you on any jump with horizontal movement
  • No solos allowed
  • No tracking suits or wingsuits allowed
50-99
  • Must have Perris-cleared Coach or Organizer with you on a group jump with horizontal movement. No more than four (4) people per group
  • Solos allowed if cleared by a Perris Coach or Organizer
  • No tracking suits or wingsuits allowed
100-199
  • Must complete at least 10 angle flying or “traditional” tracking jumps with a Perris Coach or Organizer to be cleared for independent group jumps of up to three (3) people
  • May not jump in groups of more than three (3) people without a Coach or Organizer present
  • May jump a tracking suit after a check-out dive with a Perris Coach or Organizer.
  • No wingsuits allowed.
200-500
  • May lead angle flying and tracking groups of no more than four (4) people with approval from Perris management and after receiving a briefing from a Perris Coach, Organizer, or staff member.
  • May jump a tracking suit after receiving a briefing from a Perris Coach or Organizer.
  • May complete a Wingsuit First Flight Course with an approved Perris Wingsuit Coach
500+
  • May lead angle flying and tracking groups of more than 4 people with approval from Perris management and after receiving a briefing from a Perris Coach, Organizer, or staff member.

Wingsuit/Tracking Suit Flight Paths North To South Jump Run

Wingsuit/Tracking Suit Flight Paths South To North Jump Run

Loading & Exiting The Plane

Exit Order

Groups with their own passes
-Hop and Pops
-4-way Teams at 10,500
-CRW pass at 12,500 (Do not follow the CRW Dogs out on their pass)

Standard pass at 12,500
-Tracking (not tracking suits) OR Angle flying group.
Only one tracking OR angle flying group per load.

A group is defined as one or more people.
-FS groups biggest to smallest
-FF groups biggest to smallest
-Anyone pulling above 4000
-AF
-Tandem
-Tracking Suits
-Wingsuits
No more than two groups of either Tracking suits and/or Wingsuits.
A group is defined as one or more people.

In The Aircraft

-SEATBELTS AND HELMETS must be worn until 1500’.
-THE JUMP DOOR stays closed until 1500’.
-RED LIGHT, open the door and check for traffic.
-GREEN LIGHT, climb out and exit if safe to do so.
-EXIT SEPARATION, know the time between groups, count it off and visually confirm adequate horizontal separation.
-DO NOT EXIT if the Green light is not on.
-LISTEN for the pilot’s instructions.

Single Passes

-With safety and efficiency in mind, and the amount of open space we have at Skydive Perris, we aim to get everyone out on a single pass.
-Know the exit separation timing between groups. Visually confirm there is adequate horizontal separation.
-On light wind days the first and last groups out are likely to be climbing out as far as Ethanac Rd. to the South or Case Rd. to the north.
-Continue exiting as long as the Green light is still on and you feel it is safe to do so.

The Landing Area

DO YOU HAVE A GOOD CANOPY OVER YOUR HEAD? If you have to ask the answer is probably “no”. Execute your emergency procedures without delay.
LOOK FOR OTHER CANOPIES during your entire canopy flight.
AFTER OPENING, fly your canopy perpendicular to jump run until you see the next group open.
SPIRALS AND RADICAL MANUEVERS are not allowed under canopy.
LANDING DIRECTION will be parallel to the runway and will be determined by the ORANGE ARROW. If there is no orange arrow the landing direction will be set by the FIRST PERSON landing in the grass.
LANDING DIRECTION, if you choose to land in a different direction than what has been set you must be at least 100m to the east of the grass.
YOU MUST HAVE A “B” LICENSE AND 100 JUMPS to land in the grass.
IF THE PATTERN TO THE GRASS LOOKS CROWDED decide at a high altitude to land elsewhere. There is lots of wide open space to use.
IN VARIABLE WINDS the landing direction should be set from South to North.
THE WEST SIDE GRASS IS CLOSED FOR LANDING WHEN

  • There are tandems landing
  • There are canopies landing in opposite directions in the grass
  • There are canopies landing opposite the arrow

TANDEMS AND STUDENTS HAVE RIGHT OF WAY, it is easier for you to maneuver and accommodate their flight paths than it is for them to accommodate you.
FLY A PREDICTABLE PATTERN with long straight legs.
YOUR BASE LEG will be from the triangle heading west towards the runway.
NO MORE THAN 90 DEGREE TURNS below 1500 feet (no reason to do turns greater than 90s above 1500ft either for that matter)
OPENING ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, you must be at least 1500’ when you cross the runway and able to smoothly enter into the pattern.
LANDING ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, if you can’t cross the runway by 1500 feet you should land in the open fields to the North or South on the West side of the runway. The landing direction will be the same as the direction that has been established. Your base leg when landing on the west side should be from the west heading towards the runway.

FINAL APPROACH, be on it by 300’. Fly straight in at full flight. No sashaying or deep break flight.
LANDING, don’t try to force a stand up, slide in or PLF if necessary.
PLF, remember how to do one and be ready to if a soft landing is in question.
AFTER LANDING, immediately collapse your canopy and turn to see oncoming canopy traffic. Move to either edge of the grass when it’s safe to do so.
LOOK FOR AIRCRAFT, taking off or landing while you are at the flag line before crossing the runway.
IF YOU HEAR A SIREN, you didn’t see the plane, move off the runway immediately.
WINGSUITS, TRACKING, ANGLE FLYERS, please read the Horizontal Flying rules and guidelines and see the overhead photo for flight paths.
HAZARDOUS LANDING AREAS, see the overhead photo.

USE YOUR EYES AND BRAINS!!
No set of rules will ever replace good awareness and common sense decision making.
Stay aware of your surroundings and traffic at all times.
See what’s going on around you and make the safe choice.
Or we’ll kick your ass ☺.

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