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People of Perris: Dan Dupuis

When, where, why and how did you make your first skydive?  My first jump was at Skydive New England in July of 2009.  I was bored and wanted to do a skydive for a long time, so just went and did one.  How did your first jump change your life? Immediately after landing from that [...]

By |February 14th, 2017|People Of Perris|

Now Hiring!

Skydive Perris is looking for an enthusiastic and fun person to join our team of Office Staff at our skydiving school! High levels of customer service skills are required Responsibilities include: Phone & counter sales Manifesting Other office duties Approximately 20-30 hours/week Must be legal to work in the United States Interested? Please send resumes [...]

By |February 9th, 2017|Skydiving|

Shark Planes: The Story of Super Blue and Shark Air

What’s the coolest plane to skydive from? The Shark Air Super Otter at Perris, of course! We have lots of planes, but our shark airplanes are skydiver favorites for lots of reasons--not just because of their dashing good looks, either. Here’s the story of our two gorgeous tiburones: Shark Air and Super Blue. Our original [...]

By |January 25th, 2017|Skydiving Aircraft|

A Fail-Proof Gift to Impress Your Valentine

What’s the only thing to rival the feeling of falling for someone? Falling with someone, naturally! That makes a shared tandem skydiving experience the best Valentine’s Day gift you can give. And--because we’re hopelessly in love with love--we’re offering a special Valentine's promotion that will put an end to your quest for unique Valentine gift [...]

By |January 18th, 2017|Skydiving|

Why Skydivers Love Night Jumps

Skydivers love a challenge, and skydiving at night certainly counts! Because night jumps are a significant step up in risk, they are not available for first-time tandem skydivers at most dropzones in America--but sport skydivers rub their paws together at the chance to work the edges off of their comfort zones. For experienced skydivers, here’s [...]

By |January 14th, 2017|Skydiving|

Is Tandem Skydiving Safe?

How safe is skydiving? It’s one of the first questions you ask as a first-time tandem skydiver, and rightly so--after all, the idea of stepping out the door of a plane in the air is more than a little daunting. Will you really make it back to the ground in one (happy) piece? Here we [...]

By |January 10th, 2017|First Time Skydiving, Safety Articles|

The Flying Shoebox

A Brief History of the SkyVan In 2016, we had a special visitor at Perris: the original designer of The Short SC-7 Skyvan. Nicknamed the "Flying Shoebox” for its idiosyncratically rectangular airframe, this 22-seat, twin-turboprop aircraft was manufactured by Short Brothers of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Skyvan is seldom publicly seen, but we love them [...]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Skydiving, Skydiving Aircraft|

People of Perris: Josh Colby

When, where, why and how did you make your first skydive?  September 9th, 2003, Denver Skydivers in Brush Colorado, my dad wanted me to stop riding dirt bikes and hurting myself all of the time so he took me skydiving. My first jump was a tandem with a guy named Jonny Guru out of a [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|People Of Perris|

3 Reasons Skydiving Makes the Perfect Gift

We have two questions for you. These two questions will magically solve your holiday gift-giving quandaries. Ready? Here are the questions. How many adventure-loving humans do you have in your life? How many of those folks are over the age of 18? That solution to that simple word problem equals the number of tandem skydiving [...]

By |December 14th, 2016|Skydiving|

What Defines Us As A Skydiving Community

There’s a good reason why we’ve chosen to spend our lives with people who are deeply involved in the skydiving community. In all honesty, they’re the most fantastic people we’ve ever met. This incredible sport brings people together in both its soaring highs and in its tragedies, making us appreciate life that much more on [...]

By |December 13th, 2016|Skydiving|