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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|

Cheers To Local Skydive Perris Teams

The 2017 USPA National Skydiving Championships is just around the corner, AND - we are the host! We couldn't be more thrilled to hold the largest skydiving event in the nation right in our own backyard. It's an exciting time when teams from around the country come out and show their stuff, vying for the [...]

By |September 14th, 2017|Skydiving|

10 Skydiving Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Your graduation might be well behind you, but nevermind that. Dust off your most scholarly glasses, because it’s always a great day to share fun skydiving facts! 1. Highest Skydive Without A Parachute This distinction belongs to Luke Aikins, the US citizen who leaped parachuteless from a plane cruising along at 25,000 ft (7,600 meters, [...]

By |September 12th, 2017|Skydiving|

Why Continuing Education & Mentorship Are So Important

Earning your first basic license in skydiving is beyond rewarding. Getting that A-license stamp delivered joyfully to your forehead feels like becoming an adult in skydiving. (Finally, you can jump without someone holding your hand!) At that point, you’ve officially mastered the rudimentary basics of making a skydive. After you do that first solo jump [...]

By |September 1st, 2017|AFF/Learn to Skydive, Skydiving|

Behind the Scenes of Point Break (Part II) With Dave Donnelly

Photo credit (above): Tom Sanders Dave Donnelly was only 16 years old and not yet a skydiver when he was hired on to the Point Break production as a parachute packer and 'gopher.' Here, he shares his incredible tale from behind the scenes of one the most iconic, adventure-seeking movies in the 90's and how [...]

By |August 14th, 2017|Skydiving|

How To Become A Certified Skydiver

You’ve watched the jaw-dropping videos. You’ve checked out other successful students’ AFF videos to get an idea of what to expect. Now, naturally, you want to put yourself in their securely-tied shoes. If you’re looking for how to become a certified skydiver, you’ve come to the right place: Skydive Perris has one of the longest-running, [...]

By |August 9th, 2017|Skydiving|