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News From the Desk of Dan BC – June

I love talking with skydiving students and hearing about their excitement, fear, wonder and amazement. Nearly all of them say how the sport is “so much more” than they ever imagined. The only thing I love as much as talking to students is listening to students talking to each other. The other day I was [...]

By |June 9th, 2017|Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld|

News from the Desk of Dan BC – April

At least once or twice a week I’m told by someone: “Dan, you have such a great job.” “It must be terrific to come to work every day at Skydive Perris.” “You’re so fortunate to be able to make a living doing what you love.” “It’s not like work if you enjoy what you do.” [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld, Skydiving|

Perris News from the Desk of Dan BC

2016 was our 40th year of operation. And what an amazing 40 years it’s been!  The 40th-anniversary celebration was a weekend I’ll never forget.  Truly touching, having the opportunity to listen to skydivers from four decades telling stories of what a huge part of their lives Skydive Perris has been.  We are grateful for our [...]

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|

SO YOU THINK YOU’RE A BADDASS?

How well do you know your emergency procedures? I’m asking the question because it has become a big issue in the sport. Most skydivers perform their Emergency Procedures (EPs) correctly if asked to demonstrate them. Most can write down the correct answer if taking a written test. But have you trained them to the point [...]

WHAT IS THE MOST DANGEROUS WAY TO SKYDIVE?

"Is swooping more dangerous than other types of skydiving?" That was the question put to me by a reporter. I was stumped for the right answer. "Uh, well, sort of. Sometimes it is. Depends who is doing it...." None of these answers were going to work for a response. As a DZO you have to [...]

By |August 1st, 2015|Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld, Safety Articles|

OUR ENEMY IS COMPLACENCY

Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane is not a normal thing to do. It takes a special kind of person to make that first jump and an even more special person to become a skydiver. We are people from all walks of life who share an intense and unusual passion for human flight. The [...]

By |July 24th, 2015|Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld, Safety Articles|

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY COMPARE TO YOUR FIRST SKYDIVE???

Everyone who has made a Skydive agrees, there is nothing that compares to that first jump. You take the class, sit through the video and watch lots of people jump before you get in the plane. But even with the training and preparation, your first skydive is still the ultimate “leap of faith”. You tried [...]

AT OUR VERY CORE, WHO ARE SKYDIVERS?

Many people who don’t jump have a funny, stereotype impression of skydivers. Some think we are a subculture of young, adrenalin junkies with a disregard for life who enjoy pushing the limits on every jump. Many of the movies that involve skydiving have not only backed that impression up, but have taken it a step [...]