Why should I choose Skydive Perris?
Skydive Perris is a family owned business and we have been in operation for over 33 years. We average over 100,000 skydives each year and are recognized world-wide as a premier skydiving facility for students. Our facilities are rivaled by no other drop zone. At our skydiving resort we have a huge fleet of aircraft, a swimming pool, restaurant and full bar, pro shop, grassy picnic areas and the largest landing area in Southern California. At Skydive Perris you’ll jump from 12,500ft above the ground with almost a full minute of freefall! Call 1-800-SKYDIVE to make your reservation with us!
Is skydiving safe?
As with any adventure sport, skydiving has an element of risk. However we minimize this risk by using state-of-the-art training and equipment and at our skydiving school we have an impeccable safety record. Each student parachute is equipped with an automatic activation device which should automatically deploy your parachute for you in the unlikely event that you or your instructor does not. All of our skydiving instructors have undergone rigorous training and certification and all student parachutes are packed under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Rigger supervision. Our staff of full time aircraft mechanics constantly monitor and maintain our fleet of aircraft. Skydive Perris also strictly adheres to a drugs testing program for all our instructors, pilots, mechanics, videographers and packers. Your safety is our primary concern.
How do I learn to skydive so I can jump solo?
Taking our Ultimate AFF First Jump course is the first step towards jumping solo. After the first jump course you’ll jump wearing your own parachute system with two instructors at your side. After successful completion of all eight levels of the accelerated freefall course, you’ll be able to jump solo!
How long is the training?
For a tandem skydive you’ll receive a 20 minute briefing from your instructor. You will have ample opportunity to ask any questions you may have. For the Ultimate AFF First Jump Course, the class usually takes between 4 and 6 hours.
How high will I jump from?
At Skydive Perris we jump from 12,500ft above the ground. That’s about one minute of freefall!!
How fast will I fall?
Freefall is typically about 120 miles per hour. A person’s weight or body position can alter the speed. Once you’re under an open parachute, your rate of descent decreases to about 10 miles per hour.
Can I breathe in freefall?
Absolutely! Relax and breathe normally, it’s just air up there!
What if my parachute doesn’t open?
In the unlikely event that the main parachute fails to open properly, there is always a second, or reserve parachute packed in the system which will be used if necessary. On a tandem skydive your tandem instructor will handle this process should it be needed. On an AFF jump you will be trained on, and be responsible for, performing this procedure if necessary. All main parachutes are packed under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rigger supervision. All reserve parachutes are packed only by FAA certified riggers who have received certification from the FAA to inspect, pack and repair parachutes. Every reserve parachute is re-packed every 180 days, whether they are used or not. Skydive Perris has full time FAA certified riggers on staff.
How hard is the landing?
We use only modern “square” parachutes at Skydive Perris and this type of parachute allows excellent maneuverability and tip-toe landings! On a tandem skydive you and your instructor will land your ‘parachute built for two’ together on our grass landing area. On an AFF jump you will wear a radio transmitter and receive verbal instructions from the ground to help you land.
Can my friends and I be in the same plane?
Skydive Perris is number 1 at accommodating groups! We have large aircraft and lots of instructional staff and can usually accommodate your wishes to jump as a group, particularly on weekends. There are factors that will affect how many people can go in the plane at once so please call us at 1-800-SKYDIVE if you wish to jump as a group and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes!
What should I wear?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing appropriate for the season and tennis, running or skate shoes. No heels or sandals. We will provide a jumpsuit for you to wear over your clothing for your jump.
What are the age requirements?
You must be at least 18 years of age to make any skydive. Photo ID is required. There is no upper age limit.
What are the physical requirements?
For tandem skydiving the weight limit is 240lbs, for AFF the weight limit is 220lbs. There are no exceptions and you will be weighed when you arrive. There are no height restrictions.
Almost anyone can make a tandem skydive, we’ve taken people with many different disabilities, from amputees to paraplegics. We have some of the most experienced tandem instructors in the field working full time at Skydive Perris. If you have a special requirement, call us! We can make your dream of flight come true!
If you have ear or sinus problems, experience seizures, fainting spells or have a weak heart, you should not be jumping. If you are in any doubt, please check with your doctor. We will require a release from your doctor if you have any kind of medical condition.
Can I wear glasses or contact lenses?
No problem! Just let your instructor know that you wear them.