Back to the Sky In Style: Michael Thomas’ Story

Photo credit (above): Lori Eyler At Skydive Perris, we’re lucky to have a pretty darned amazing community. You probably already know that lots of household-names-in-skydiving call Perris home. Today, though, we want to introduce you to one of our favorite local sport jumpers: Michael Thomas, a gentlesir with a simply amazing life story who rejoined [...]

By |May 11th, 2018|People Of Perris, Skydiving|

Regina Elwell Owns the Weekend

The Inspiring Backstory of One of Our Favorite Perris Wingsuit Coach/Organizers Imagine this for a Sunday: You wake up, stretch, and wander over to meet your friends at 8 a.m. Everyone pops on their skydiving rigs, zips into their wingsuits and marches up to the nearest plane. You spend the day doing complicated, six-way sequential [...]

By |April 23rd, 2018|People Of Perris|

People of Perris: Roberta Mancino

When, where, why and how did you make your first skydive?  I made my 1st skydive in 2000 in Latina Italy, it was a static line course and i didn't like it much so i waited many months after to find an AFF course near to my house in Nettuno. A friend of mine took [...]

By |January 13th, 2018|People Of Perris|

People of Perris: Angie Aragon

When, where, why and how did you make your first skydive?  I did my first tandem skydive on August 26th, 2006 in Queenstown, New Zealand while on a backpacking trip. The jump was over a mountain range called The Incredibles (where parts of the Lord of the Rings was filmed). How did that first jump [...]

By |March 20th, 2017|People Of Perris|

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|

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|

People of Perris: Grace Katz

When, where, why and how did you make your first skydive? In 2008 I was invited to do indoor skydiving at Skydive Perris. After flying for 2 minutes (which is standard for the first time flyer) I asked for 2 more minutes and then 2 more.   That day I flew a total of 14 minutes. [...]

By |November 23rd, 2016|People Of Perris|

People of Perris: Kate Cooper-Jensen

When, where, why and how did you make your first skydive? West Point, VA early November 1978. This was before my 18th birthday and I had to, uh, "pencil pack" my mothers signature to allow me to jump before I was 18. How many jumps do you have total and how many jumps do you [...]

By |November 3rd, 2016|People Of Perris|

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|

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|