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40 Years of Skydiving Los Angeles: Skydive Perris

Diane Conatser Tells The Madcap Story Of the Little Dropzone That Could When Diane Conatser and her husband Bennie bought a scrappy, dusty airfield in the then-teeny, agrarian town of Perris, California, skydiving was the furthest thing from their minds. For them, it was all about flying aircraft. On a good day, the whole family [...]

By |September 5th, 2016|Skydiving|

Does The Type of Skydiving Plane You Jump From Affect Your Skydive?

A plane is a plane is a plane, right? If you’re a first-time tandem skydiver, you probably haven’t given much thought to the vehicle that carries you to your jump altitude. You’ll probably “meet” it just at the moment you’re geared up and heading nervously to its waiting steps. We’re here to tell you that [...]

By |August 10th, 2016|First Time Skydiving, Skydiving Aircraft|

People of Perris: Matt Blank

When, where, why and how did you make your first skydive and first BASE jump? I made my first skydive in 2005 at Skydive Perris as an AFF student with Karen Lewis Dalton. I made my first BASE jump in 2007 at the Perrine Bridge in Idaho as a static line jump with Jimmy and [...]

By |August 8th, 2016|People Of Perris|

Hollywood Stars Who Take To The Skies

What’s the one place a celebrity can be sure to escape the entourage? At 12,500 feet above the madding crowd, obviously. Lots of Hollywood’s loftiest denizens have happily taken to the skies--and a few of them have even decided to stick around and earn a license. We know what we’re talking about, ‘cause we’ve played [...]

By |July 22nd, 2016|First Time Skydiving, Skydiving|

People of Perris: Dan BC

When and why and how did you make your first skydive? Dan landing in 1981 I had been dreaming about jumping since I first saw footage of people in freefall.  It must have been the movie "Gypsy Moths" or TV show "Ripcord" because I was very young, sometime in the late 1960s.  I always wanted [...]

By |July 15th, 2016|Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld, People Of Perris|

Skydiving as a Hobby: Why Weekends Aren’t Enough

When you show up at our dropzone to make your first tandem skydive, you might be surprised at how busy the place is. You’ll see dozens of people in custom gear running around, bustling about the business of skydiving--and they’re not working. They’re playing. If you’re intrigued about what it might be like to have [...]

By |July 5th, 2016|Skydiving|

How Dangerous is Tandem Skydiving?

Each year, millions of thrill seekers from all over the world experience skydiving for the very first time. The majority of these 'first jumps' are made in tandem with a professional skydiver and have allowed people to experience our fantastic sport without having to go through the extensive training required to become a licensed skydiver. [...]

By |June 27th, 2016|First Time Skydiving, Safety Articles, Skydiving|

People of Perris: Marty Jones

When, where, why and how did you make your first skydive? My first jump was a static line in Barnwell South Carolina March 7 1970. Several notable circumstances of that day are; I was 13 years old (day before my 14th birthday), I made this jump during a solar eclipse using my Mothers high-performance Para [...]

By |June 20th, 2016|People Of Perris|

Skydiving: A Community of Misfits or Happy People?

One of the first things you’ll notice about a skydiving dropzone when you stroll through the gates for the first time is that it is not like any airport you’ve ever visited--and the colorful, nylon-and-cordura-uniformed residents might seem a little strange to you. We’re a lot more fun once you get to know us a [...]

By |June 13th, 2016|Skydiving|

Why We Don’t Offer Skydiving GroupOns

This year, Skydive Perris proudly begins its 40th anniversary of skydiving. Throughout this extraordinary journey, we’ve seen the sport change dramatically in equipment, training, safety procedures, types of skydiving and even the business of running a skydiving center. As times have changed, we’ve adapted to ensure we continue to be an industry leader and one [...]

By |June 6th, 2016|First Time Skydiving, Skydiving|