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Welcoming the 2017 Nationals Skydiving Championships!

It’s getting exciting! We are welcoming competitors from around the nation to compete at Skydive Perris for the 2017 USPA National Skydiving Championships beginning tomorrow! USPA holds two national events a year – a freefall skydiving event that includes all formation skydiving, vertical formation skydiving, artistic, speed, and wingsuiting events. The Parachuting Championships (that is [...]

By |September 15th, 2017|Skydiving|

Cheers To Local Skydive Perris Teams

The 2017 USPA National Skydiving Championships is just around the corner, AND - we are the host! We couldn't be more thrilled to hold the largest skydiving event in the nation right in our own backyard. It's an exciting time when teams from around the country come out and show their stuff, vying for the [...]

By |September 14th, 2017|Skydiving|

10 Skydiving Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Your graduation might be well behind you, but nevermind that. Dust off your most scholarly glasses, because it’s always a great day to share fun skydiving facts! 1. Highest Skydive Without A Parachute This distinction belongs to Luke Aikins, the US citizen who leaped parachuteless from a plane cruising along at 25,000 ft (7,600 meters, [...]

By |September 12th, 2017|Skydiving|

Why Continuing Education & Mentorship Are So Important

Earning your first basic license in skydiving is beyond rewarding. Getting that A-license stamp delivered joyfully to your forehead feels like becoming an adult in skydiving. (Finally, you can jump without someone holding your hand!) At that point, you’ve officially mastered the rudimentary basics of making a skydive. After you do that first solo jump [...]

By |September 1st, 2017|AFF/Learn to Skydive, Skydiving|

Behind the Scenes of Point Break (Part II) With Dave Donnelly

Photo credit (above): Tom Sanders Dave Donnelly was only 16 years old and not yet a skydiver when he was hired on to the Point Break production as a parachute packer and 'gopher.' Here, he shares his incredible tale from behind the scenes of one the most iconic, adventure-seeking movies in the 90's and how [...]

By |August 14th, 2017|Skydiving|

How To Become A Certified Skydiver

You’ve watched the jaw-dropping videos. You’ve checked out other successful students’ AFF videos to get an idea of what to expect. Now, naturally, you want to put yourself in their securely-tied shoes. If you’re looking for how to become a certified skydiver, you’ve come to the right place: Skydive Perris has one of the longest-running, [...]

By |August 9th, 2017|Skydiving|

Why People Call Skydive Perris the ‘Mecca’ of Skydiving

Photo credit (above): Dennis Sattler Skydivers have been dropping out of the Perris sky for more than half a century--for the last forty years, on the Conatser family’s watch. The story of the Skydive Perris we know starts in 1977, when Diane Conatser and her husband Bennie bought a scrappy, dusty airfield in the then-teeny, [...]

By |August 1st, 2017|Perris CA, Skydiving|

From The Desk of Dan BC

34 as in Thirty-Four!!!!! 34! Can you believe it? 34! This year will be my 34th National Skydiving Championships!  I’ve traveled to Muskogee, Oklahoma, Deland, Sebastian, Eloy, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, New York and Perris. I’ve gone with practiced teams, pickup teams, playing to win and no chance of winning. It’s the most amazing event in skydiving and I wouldn’t miss it [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Skydiving|

What Is A Load Organizer?

Getting on organized jumps is something to look eagerly forward to after you get that A license. And here at Skydive Perris the great news is we have Load Organizers "LO’s" in all disciplines! What Is A Load Organizer? A Load Organizer is an experienced skydiver who exists to make your skydiving experience the best [...]

By |July 14th, 2017|Skydiving|

Wingsuit Flying: How to Get Started

“I want to start flying a wingsuit as soon as possible. How do I get that done?” Golly, but we hear that question a lot. It’s not surprising that it comes up for us so often. After all, Skydive Perris is one of the best dropzones in the world to learn how to wingsuit. We [...]

By |July 13th, 2017|Skydiving, Wingsuiting|