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Skydive Perris is a family owned business which has been in operation for over 41 years. We average over 100,000 skydives each year and are recognized world-wide as a premier sky diving facility for students. Our facilities are rivaled by no other drop zone in the world. At our sky diving resort we have the larges fleet of aircraft in the nation, a swimming pool, restaurant and full bar, pro shop and gear store, 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! We are the premier skydiving center for skydiving Orange County, CA and Los Angeles. Call 1-800-SKYDIVE to make your reservation with us!

As with any adventure sport, sky diving has an element of risk. We minimize this risk by using state-of-the-art training and equipment. At our sky diving school we have an impeccable safety record. Each student parachute is equipped with an automatic activation device which will automatically deploy your parachute for you in the unlikely event that you or your instructor does not. All of our sky diving 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 meticulously maintain our fleet of aircraft. Skydive Perris also strictly adheres to a drug testing program for all of our instructors, pilots, mechanics, videographers and packers. Your safety is our primary concern.

Taking our Ultimate AFF First Jump course is the first step towards jumping solo and acquiring your skydiving license. After the first jump course you’ll jump wearing your own parachute system with two instructors at your side. After successful completion of all seven levels of the accelerated freefall program, you’ll be able to jump solo!

For the Ultimate AFF First Jump Course, the class usually takes between 4 and 6 hours.

At Skydive Perris we jump from 12,500ft above the ground. That’s about one minute of freefall!!

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.

Absolutely! Relax and breathe normally, it’s just air up there!

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 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.

We use only modern “square” parachutes at Skydive Perris and this type of parachute allows excellent maneuverability and tip-toe landings. On an AFF jump you will wear a radio transmitter and receive verbal instructions from the ground to help you fly and land your parachute.

Skydive Perris is outstanding at accommodating groups! We have very large and spacious aircraft and ample instructional staff and can usually accommodate your wishes to jump as a group. There are sometimes 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!

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing appropriate for the season and tennis, running, or skate shoes. No heels or sandals please. We will provide a jumpsuit for you to wear over your clothing for your jump.

You must be at least 18 years of age to make any skydive. Photo ID is required.

For AFF skydiving the weight limit is 240lbs. There are no exceptions and you will be weighed when you arrive. AFF student’s height must be proportional to their weight.

If you have ear or sinus problems, experience seizures, fainting spells, or have a weak heart you should not be jumping. If you have any doubt please check with your doctor. A doctors note may be required if you have any kind of medical condition. If you have EVER had a shoulder dislocation we will require written permission from your doctor before you can do an AFF skydive.

Yes, just let your instructor know that you wear them.

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