From the Desk of Dan BC | May 30

May 29, 2018 4:10 pm Published by

What a Spring it’s been!  The sun has been shining, skyvans flying, new students becoming licensed skydivers and organizers of every discipline welcoming novice and world class jumpers with a smile and great skydives.  

I’m so proud of Skydive Perris when I see the place operating like this. It takes so many people to make it tick and we’re very fortunate to have such amazing individuals that take pride in being part of our team.
The loaders getting everyone on the airplanes safely and efficiently, the bad spot drivers looking out for you at all times and making sure you don’t have to walk too far, the Ground Safety Officer coordinating the airplanes and directing the canopy traffic, Instructors who love watching their students learn, Riggers who pack every rig as if their kid was jumping it, the best pilots in the business, aircraft mechanics that fix airplanes before they break, wind tunnel Instructors who get you in the air even between loads, the Bomb Shelter crew who can handle a huge party or an early morning cup of coffee and the maintenance staff who keep the airport looking like a first class resort no matter how busy we get.

We truly do try to go the extra mile to provide you with a fabulous drop zone and wonderful community.  And if there’s anything we’re not doing I hope you know you can always tell me.     

So here’s the catch, operating costs have steadily increased and we haven’t raised jump rates in 7 years.  Starting June 1 jump tickets will be going up from $26 to $28.  This will help us to continue to provide you with the first class service that Skydive Perris in known for.  Thank you for your continued support and making Skydive Perris your home away from home.

See you at the DZ soon!

Dan BC

Events Outlook

Can you believe we’re already six months into 2018? Don’t worry, we’ve got even more stuff for the second half of the year than we did for the first!

ALL THESE EVENTS ARE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE – don’t hesitate to follow us!

JUNE

June 2 | One Step Up

On June 2, if you feel you have done several 40ish Ways and are ready to step it up a few notches, the Perris Organizers have designed One Step Up just for you. The goal is to have complex, multipoint dives(sequential) and of course, completions. As always, the environment will foster fun, learning and laughter, but also some very challenging jumps! Contact Grace Katz if you want to join. email hidden; JavaScript is required

June 2-3 | WSLN: Camera Flyer Camp

The Women’s Skydiving Leadership Network is organizing a Camera Flyer Skills Camp. Come on Ladies, join the movement! Contact Angie Aragon:  email hidden; JavaScript is required

June 14-18 | WSLN: Coach Course

The Women’s Skydiving Leadership Network is organizing a USPA Coach Course. Come on Ladies, join the movement! Contact Angie Aragon:  email hidden; JavaScript is required

June 16-17 | Head Up Angle Series

Nate Smith will be organizing a Head-Up Angle Series camp. E-mail Nate at email hidden; JavaScript is required or call Nate at (805) 450-1228 for more information and to register.

June 21-24 | Power Play

P3 is back June 21-24 with their coveted PowerPlay. The PowerPlay is literally the pinnacle of Formation Skydiving. This invitational event gathers highly skilled jumpers, in both competition and big way disciplines. 3 days of high level 16-20 ways ending in an ‘impossible’ big formation on the last day… But the PowerPlay participants redefine impossible on a yearly basis!  Contact Dan BC if you think you can step up to the challenge! email hidden; JavaScript is required

JULY

July 13-17 | WSLN: Tandem Instructor

The Women’s Skydiving Leadership Network is organizing a Tandem Instructor Rating Course. Come on Ladies, join the movement! Contact Angie Aragon:  email hidden; JavaScript is required

July 14 | Fundamentals of Big Way FS

Mark Brown will teach you the fundamentals of Big Way FS on the renowned 40ish ways. If you feel it is time for you to bridge the gap between fun jumps and world class big way events all in a low pressure setting, contact Mark at email hidden; JavaScript is required

July 21 – Dueling DZs

Dueling DZs (Skydive Perris vs Elsinore) is happening on July 21st! Are you ready to jump defend the colors of your Dropzone? Create your 6-way team and join the fun! 4 jumps, take off at one DZ, land at the other! If you’re interested, contact email hidden; JavaScript is required for Skydive Perris, and Mary SantAngelo email hidden; JavaScript is required for Skydive Elsinore.

July 28-29 – Intro to Vertical Formations

Nate Smith will be organizing an Intro to Vertical Formations. If your goal is to join some of the amazing state and national records, this is a great place to begin your journey. E-mail Nate at email hidden; JavaScript is required or call Nate at (805) 450-1228 for more information and to register.

August

August 18 | SCSL

August traditionally brings us the SCSL competition, this year on Aug 18! Everyone is welcome to the annual SCSL competition at Skydive Perris! No matter what your skill level is, if you want to have fun in the sky, join us for a day of jumping. Got a team? Then show up for some good fun and spirited competition whether you are competing for a medal, bragging rights, or just want to get a feel for what this 4-way stuff is all about. Don’t have a team? Then let us know and we can put together a pick-up team for you! Pre-register by emailing email hidden; JavaScript is required. OR just show up!!

August 25-26 | Angle Fest

Love angle flying or looking to up your angle skills? This is the event for you! Nate Smith will be organizing. E-mail Nate at email hidden; JavaScript is required or call Nate at (805) 450-1228 for more information and to register.

September

September 13-17 | WSLN: Coach Course

The Women’s Skydiving Leadership Network is organizing a USPA Coach Course. Come on Ladies, join the movement! Contact Angie Aragon:  email hidden; JavaScript is required

Sep 27 – Oct 1 | WSLN: Tandem Instructor

The Women’s Skydiving Leadership Network is organizing a Tandem Instructor Rating Course. Come on Ladies, join the movement! Contact Angie Aragon:  email hidden; JavaScript is required

Photo by Jerrid Atwood

September 29-30 | Intro to Angle Flying

Nate Smith will be hosting an ‘Intro To Angle Flying’ camp on September 29-30. E-mail Nate at email hidden; JavaScript is required or call Nate at (805) 450-1228 for more information and to register.

October

October 6 | Fundamentals of Big Way FS

Mark Brown will teach you the fundamentals of Big Way FS on the renowned 40ish ways. If you feel it is time for you to bridge the gap between fun jumps and world class big way events all in a low pressure setting, contact Mark at email hidden; JavaScript is required

October 11-14 | POPS

October is when the temperature finally cools down a bit, and we’ve got so much happening here! First, the POPS (Parachutists Over Phorty) are back in Perris Oct 11-14 for a new series of World Record Attempts. You are over 40 years old, love doing big way and want to participate in a fantastic event? Contact Team RipCord Skydiving and send your application in! http://www.teamripcordskydiving.com

October 18-21 | Rainbow Boogie

The following week, Oct 18-21, the Rainbow Boogie is on! World class coaches Kate Cooper and Christy Frikken will be here to organize awesome jumps. L,G,B,T,Q or Straight, everyone is welcome to the Rainbow Boogie! Let your true color shine through!

October 25-28 | 3 Big Events!

Halloween Boogie

Immediately after, it’s Halloween! The Halloween Boogie takes place Oct 25-28… Get your costumes ready, to jump, to fly in the tunnel, and to win the contest during the Saturday Night Party!

P3 Sequential Camp

Happening at the same time as the Halloween Boogie (Oct 25-28), the P3 Fall Sequential Camp is the perfect event to stay sharp after the end of jumping season in colder places (but not here, here we jump every day, all day!). 16-60-way sequential jumps coached by World Class organizers Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld, Kate Cooper-Jensen and the P3 team! Register at https://www.p3skydiving.com

Also during that weekend, if you want to be on a 4-way team and don’t know where to start, come to the 4-Way Curious event, a classic by the Perris Organizers on October 27 email hidden; JavaScript is required – you will learn the fundamentals of 4-way, meet other jumpers who want to join this phenomenal discipline, and of course, have lots of fun!

October 27-28 | Intermediate Angle Camp

E-mail Nate at email hidden; JavaScript is required or call Nate at (805) 450-1228 for more information and to register.

November

November 17-18 | Head Up Skills Camp

E-mail Nate at email hidden; JavaScript is required or call Nate at (805) 450-1228 for more information and to register.

November 23-25 | Thanksgiving Trifecta

Thanksgiving and the Thanksgiving trifecta will happen on November 23, 24 and 25. The Nationals are over, and we are already starting to think about next year!

Friday, November 23, our Team Building event will help you find your new teammates for 2019. Beginner or World Champion, 4-way or 8-way, everyone is welcome! Seminars throughout the day by our Load Organizers.

Saturday, November 24, if you couldn’t go to the Nationals, let the Nationals come to you! Ghost Nationals is the 4-way competition of the year, in collaboration with the Perris Organizers!

Finally, Sunday, November 25, this is one you don’t want to miss! The Turkey Meet is the Speed Event of the year! Depending on the number of people showing up, we’ll do 10 to 16-way speed jumps, followed by a sequential… and we’ll count points! So, come and get ready, because it’s going to be a load of fun! Contact Grace Katz at email hidden; JavaScript is required for more info!

December

December 15-16 | Intro Head Up Movement

E-mail Nate at email hidden; JavaScript is required or call Nate at (805) 450-1228 for more information and to register.

Dec 26 – Jan 1st | Party In Perridise

…And last but not least, we end the year with the Party in Perridise Boogie, from December 26 to January 1st. Skyvans, tunnel, load organizers, discounted jumps… we’ve got it all! And YES, we are still hoping to get THE JET back in line for it! We’ll keep you posted on separate posts about this, so stay tuned!

– The Skydive Perris Family

PS- We also host some recurring events, because some things are too good to happen just once a year:

Throughout the summer, the Women’s Skydiving Leadership Network is organizing a series of skills camps, whether you want to become a camera flyer (June 2-3), a coach (June 14-18, Sept 13-17) or even a tandem instructor (July 13-17, Sept 27-Oct 1). Come on Ladies, join the movement! email hidden; JavaScript is required

December 29 | Fundamentals of Big Way FS

Mark Brown will teach you the fundamentals of Big Way FS on the renowned 40ish ways. If you feel it is time for you to bridge the gap between fun jumps and world class big way events all in a low pressure setting, contact Mark at email hidden; JavaScript is required

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This post was written by Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld