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What Is XRW?

Photo credit (above): Dan Dupuis In skydiving, several of our disciplines have the word “relative” in the title. “Relative Work” (or “RW”) is the word we use to describe “flat” jumps--where all the jumpers are oriented belly-to-earth, and the goal is to move relative to each other to take grips and make shapes. “Canopy Relative [...]

Top 5 Fun Things To Do While Skydiving

Photo credit (above): Dennis Sattler What’s even cooler than falling miles out of the sky with a huge smile on your face? Falling miles out the sky with a mission that’s as awesome as it is insane. We get up to a lot of wacky hijinks on any given skydive, and we’re here to share [...]

By |December 8th, 2017|Skydiving|

Why Are There Weight Limits For Skydiving?

The skydiving weight limit stops lots of people dead in their tracks when they first start looking at the idea of making their first jump. For tandem and AFF skydiving at Skydive Perris, the weight limit is 240 pounds. There are no exceptions, and you’ll be weighed when you arrive. That sounds so harsh, doesn’t [...]

By |December 2nd, 2017|First Time Skydiving, Skydiving|

Our Best Holiday Special – EVER!

Skydive Perris - the land where skydivers dreams come to fruition! We're honored that many call us the Mecca as we just simply love to welcome people to this incredible community, and have a long history in doing so. We've proud to say we've evolved from a small little airport to one of the busiest skydiving [...]

By |December 1st, 2017|First Time Skydiving, Skydiving|

Why We Love Jumping From Hot Air Balloons

Photo credit (above): Craig O'Brien There’s no mistaking it: Skydiving out of hot air balloons is most definitely a Thing. In fact, people have been parachuting from hot air balloons since shortly after the Montgolfier brothers invented them. During World War I--a century ago!--hot air balloons were used as warships, and hundreds of pilots saved [...]

By |November 13th, 2017|Skydiving|

What Every Newly Licensed Skydiver Should Know

Photo credit (above): Dennis Sattler It’s not easy to be new in this sport. I know. I’ve been there. And guess what? So have all of the rest of us, from the dudemanbro whose wingsuit videos you gawk over to the tandem master who told jokes to the back of your head as you were [...]

By |November 9th, 2017|AFF/Learn to Skydive, Skydiving|

What Happens If A Parachute Fails To Open On A Skydive?

At this point, you’ve probably watched enough skydiving videos to have seen dozens of parachutes blossom open against the big, blue sky. Over and over again, you hear that signature crisp snap and a square of bright nylon appears, like magic, to drift the grinning pair of parachutists safely down to the grassy field below. [...]

By |November 3rd, 2017|First Time Skydiving, Safety Articles|

Are The Risks Of Skydiving Worth It?

The risks of skydiving give a lot of folks serious pause. And you know what? They should. If you’re conducting your own skydiving risk assessment before you decide to make that jump, you should be commended. After all, this sport is all about a careful evaluation of your decisions and making a metered, mindful approach [...]

By |October 12th, 2017|First Time Skydiving, Skydiving|

How Does Skydiving Feel?

Skydiving: It’s a blossoming garden of crazy feels. If you ask someone to describe what skydiving feels like directly after landing, they’ll probably babble for a minute in terms that essentially revolve around the word “awesome.” And you know what? That is completely true, too. We know you’re looking for more specific terms than just [...]

By |October 1st, 2017|First Time Skydiving|

Welcoming the 2017 Nationals Skydiving Championships!

It’s getting exciting! We are welcoming competitors from around the nation to compete at Skydive Perris for the 2017 USPA National Skydiving Championships beginning tomorrow! USPA holds two national events a year – a freefall skydiving event that includes all formation skydiving, vertical formation skydiving, artistic, speed, and wingsuiting events. The Parachuting Championships (that is [...]

By |September 15th, 2017|Skydiving|