The Skydive Perris Aircraft Fleet

Recently on Facebook we posed a question: 10 Planes that ARE or HAVE BEEN in the Skydive Perris fleet. Which ONE is a lie? Can you guess which one it is? 1) Twin Beech 2) Twin Otter 3) Merlin 4) Cessna 180 5) Hot Air Balloon 6) DC9 7) Skyvan 8) DC3 9) Porter 10) MU2 [...]

By |May 1st, 2017|Skydiving Aircraft|

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|

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|

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|