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Behind the Scenes of Point Break

Point Break is not only an iconic adventure-seeking movie from the 90's, it's also a movie that re-shaped the sport of skydiving! We recently caught up with accomplished skydiving photographer, Tom Sanders, who is the man responsible for capturing those aerial skydiving scenes that now live in our memories forever. Point Break transformed [...]

By |May 15th, 2017|Skydiving|

6 Tips for Longevity In the Sport

While any experienced skydiver will tell you that it takes thousands of jumps to really feel like you’re getting somewhere, the fact is that the average time a person spends in the sport of skydiving is just 5 years. That owes to a number of factors, of course, but much of the attrition points straight [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Skydiving|

A Week of World Records

"You don't get quit skydiving because you get old. You get old because you quit skydiving!" - Bill Wood Starting last weekend, the Skydivers Over Sixty (SOS),  the Women Skydiver's Over Sixty (WSOS), and the Jumpers Over Seventy (JOS) came in full force for an incredible week of skydiving here at Skydive Perris. Seven World Records [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Relative Work, Skydiving|

Kate Cooper and the Beginnings of P3

The name “P3” is synonymous with relative work legends, Kate Cooper-Jensen, Tony Domenico and our very own Dropzone Manager, Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld [BC]. This weekend they bring back another one of their infamous, well-organized events that bring in jumpers from around the world to sharpen their big way skills. We recently sat down with Kate Cooper-Jensen [...]

By |April 25th, 2017|Relative Work, Skydiving|

Waki Wingsuit: The Story of Wakita Nozomu

Imagine living in Japan: skydiving is expensive, not as accessible, and you have a dream to fly a wingsuit. Most countries recommend a minimum of 200 jumps before making a wingsuit jump AND that you need appropriate training in order to do so. In Japan, there were hardly any wingsuits, let alone wingsuit coaches. This [...]

By |April 14th, 2017|Skydiving, Wingsuiting|

THE FIRST WOWS CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT

By Joe Ridler WOWS is the first ever 4-cross competition series that is “open”, meaning that any qualified wingsuit pilot may register. During the 2016 WOWS competition season, three Regional Events were held around the USA, and the first Wide Open Wingsuit Series (WOWS) Championship Event just wrapped up in Skydive Perris. Thirty two wingsuit [...]

By |April 12th, 2017|Skydiving|

Why Your Second Jump is 100x Better Than Your First!

General Manager and World Champion, Dan BC Everyone who has ever made a Skydive agrees, there is nothing that compares to your first jump! Most of us dreamt and thought about it for a long time before ever actually making it to the drop zone. We tried to imagine what it was going [...]

By |March 29th, 2017|First Time Skydiving, Skydiving|

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|

Are Skydiving Videos Worth It?

Most people, when they look at the extra cost of getting a video of their tandem skydive, balk a little bit. Chances are, you’re hemming and hawing about it, too. Are we right? When you’re already undertaking an activity that’s inarguably expensive, adding more to the bill seems excessive--profligate, even. We’re here to tell you [...]

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

More Than Just Falling From Planes: Confidence, Competition, Community

Skydiving is one of the world’s most unique experiences--and not just for the reasons you think. In our humble opinion, there are three major ways that skydiving differentiates itself from the world’s other adventure activities: confidence, competition and community. These elements, taken in synthesis, elevate the sport way beyond the simple act of jumping out [...]

By |March 12th, 2017|Skydiving|