Why Do People Skydive?

What's the psychology, exactly? Are people who skydive completely nuts? Why skydive when there’s a risk involved? Surely the reasons not to skydive outweigh the reasons to make that fingers-crossed leap--right? We’ll give you this: On the surface, skydiving seems like a crazy idea. It has its origins, after all, in the death-defying feats of [...]

By |April 10th, 2018|First Time Skydiving, Skydiving|

How Fast Do You Freefall When Skydiving?

Some people have a need for speed! They thrive in the hustle and bustle, and it’s even pretty likely they will exceed the speed limit by a minimum of 10 mph as often as they can (don’t worry we won’t tell). This type wants the rush, and their ears perked when they heard that 120 [...]

By |March 14th, 2018|First Time Skydiving, Skydiving|

Is Skydiving Worth It?

If you haven’t yet made a jump, you might be asking yourself, “is skydiving really worth it?” There are plenty of ways to frame the question--and, to help you out, we plan to answer each one of them individually. Without further ado, here’s our best argument for why you should go skydiving (and we should [...]

By |January 10th, 2018|First Time 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|

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|

Behind The Scenes Of A Skydiving Operation

Ready for some real talk before going skydiving? Here are some home truths, y’all: The nature of the business of skydiving is somewhat unpredictable, and you’re going to be along for that ride when you come out for a jump. Here are some helpful tips on what to know before you skydive that will you [...]

By |June 14th, 2017|First Time Skydiving|

5 Pro Tips For Your First Time Skydiving Experience

Once you’ve chosen the very best dropzone (nudge, nudge), you still have a bit of work to do to prepare for the best possible tandem skydiving experience. It isn’t all obvious stuff, which is why we put together our best skydiving tips for beginners. Here’s a quick checklist you can work through that will deliver [...]

By |June 10th, 2017|First Time Skydiving|