The Skydive Perris Fleet

We utilize the safest and most reliable type of airplanes in the industry. All of our aircraft are of twin turbine engine design for added safety and reliability. Additionally  our aircraft are specifically modified and upgraded to the highest standards specifically for skydiving both military and civilian. We have also used our aircraft in many major motion picture, television and commercial film productions, maybe you have seen us at the movies?

3 DeHavilland Twin Otters

DeHavilland DHC6 Twin Otter

The Twin Otter is a world renown turbine engine powered airplane that is used in many roles. The factory didn’t know it at the time but they really designed it for skydiving. We at Perris were the first in the industry to purchase and operate their own since1981. We currently operate daily three examples of the Twin Otter that are configured for 22 jumpers. The Twin Otter can haul 22 jumpers to an altitude of 12500′ above the ground in a safe and comfortable 15 minutes.

4 Shorts SC7 Skyvans

  • skyvan parked at Skydive Perris

Short Brothers SC7 Skyvan

The Shorts Skyvan is another world renown twin turbine utility type airplane that Perris Valley has owned and operated since the early 1980s. The Skyvan is the epitome of Utility when it comes to airplanes, it was not only specifically designed for skydiving but many other uses. We have used the Skyvan in many roles as it is just that a cargo van that flys. It’s spacious 18’x 6.5′ cabin is not only configured for 22 jumpers but can be easily converted for hauling or dropping odd sized objects. It’s size and configuration with a rear inflight opening door makes it very well suited for military and civilian jump training. We currently own and operate four examples of the Skyvan with more in our future.

A Pilatus Porter

Fairchild PC6 B2/H2 Turbine Porter

The Porter is currently for sale but could be listed for commercial and movie use as we currently don’t use it for daily service. It is capable of hauling 10 sport jumpers or 4 tandem jumper/passengers.

A Douglas DC9 Jet

Douglas DC9-21

The Douglas DC9 was another first not only for Perris but the world. It is the only privately owned commercial transport category Twin Jet aircraft that you can jump from in the world. The airplane is currently in storage and refit but will be back in the air before too long. It is able to take 80 jumpers in full airline comfort to 13500′ AGL I n a well appointed cabin with normal airline seats in 4 minutes. This is an amazing airplane that was specifically modified by Perris for this role and used successfully.