The Perris Student Program
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Our PSP skydiving course is a unique 16-level program combined with extensive indoor skydiving and canopy control progressions designed to make you the best skydiver you can be.
The development of vertical wind tunnels has completely changed skydiving training. So much so that the most elite special forces units across the world, including the Navy Seals, first develop their freefall skills in the comfort, safety, and security of these freefall simulators before having to test them in actual freefall. Are you more prepared to handle stressful situations than the Navy Seals? Why should your skydiving training be inferior to theirs? Skydive Perris is the only center in California and one of three in the world that has its own vertical wind tunnel on site. You will have the opportunity to practice essential skills in the tunnel and then go right to the plane! That is simply not possible at other centers.
In a classic AFF (Accelerated Free Fall) program, students do 7 jumps with an instructor and then are released to solo status (less than 7 minutes of supervised freefall!). As one of the most established skydiving schools in the world, we recognized gaps of knowledge and skills in newly licensed jumpers and decided it was time to make things better: our program includes 20 minutes of wind-tunnel training and 16 jumps supervised by a (United States Parachute Association) USPA-certified instructor. You will then go on to make your solo jumps, with optional Phase 2 Coaching (free of charge).
Our main objective is to produce high-quality, well-rounded skydivers, and the Perris Student Program is uniquely designed to do just that. The PSP provides a minimum of 36 minutes of combined outdoor and indoor freefall under the care of highly qualified instructors. We will spend time with you. Time you deserve - because when it comes to jumping out of an airplane, this is just how it should be.
Once you have obtained your ‘A’ License, you can jump at any USPA dropzone with any licensed skydiver! Your ‘A’ license is just the beginning of your adventure. The superior level of experience you will gain from this course will provide you with a solid foundation to continue progressing in the sport. Our world-renowned facilities allow us to give you the best experience!
"AFF builds students, PSP builds skydivers."
After completing the First Jump Course 4-6 hour ground school, you will jump with two instructors from 12,500ft, freefall for almost a full minute, deploy your parachute at 5,000ft, and then be guided safely back to Earth by our USPA certified instructors for landing.
Once you've completed your PSP Level 1 jump, you can continue to progress in our Perris Student Program and earn your A-License.
Savings of $251.10 when you pre-purchase our PSP Package - Available to purchase after completing your PSP Level 1
(Breakdown per jump in our syllabus)
- 15 single-instructor jumps
- 2 x 10 minutes in the indoor skydiving simulator
- 7 solo jumps (with optional Phase 2 coaching free of charge)
- 2 Hop'N'Pop jumps
- Packing class
- Extensive training
- USPA registration and license fees
What sets us apart:
The PSP is a 16-level single instructor-led program. Our instructors are experienced professionals who have years of knowledge and time in the sport. This means more coaching and knowledge being shared with you throughout your progression, as well as more time to learn and develop your freefall skills. Even after you have completed the 16-level PSP program, we offer Phase 2 coaching (free of charge) with some of our fantastic load organizers. You will be learning more advanced maneuvers before you even complete your ‘A’ license. Unlike most single instructor progressions, we do not require you to do a tandem skydive first!
Our program includes two 10-minute flight sessions in our wind tunnel. Experienced skydivers use the tunnel to practice their flying skills without the stress added by jumping out of an airplane. We are one of the few dropzones in the world with an indoor skydiving simulator on site! This makes tunnel time easy and accessible. It will help you learn the maneuvers you need to pass each skydive level, ultimately streamlining your progression! One minute spent flying in the tunnel is equivalent to one skydive, and our program includes 20 minutes!
Did we mention we are one of the largest skydiving centers in the world? We are recognized as a skydiving resort; with our restaurant, the Bombshelter, our pool overlooking the landing area, our large fleet of skydiving dedicated aircraft, including the only DC-9 jet rated as a "jump plane" (back in the air very soon!), our on-site wind tunnel (see above), and our 300-acre landing zone. People worldwide travel here to get world-class coaching and organizing by the best instructors in their field. We also host large national and world record events; you might even meet some celebrities who come here to jump!
Often, freefall skills are prioritized over landing your parachute; some skydivers don’t even start focusing on their canopy skills until they begin working towards their USPA ‘B’ License (50 jumps). At Skydive Perris, we start you on canopy drills from PSP level 1. Every level has a canopy control objective. Our large landing area provides you with a great space to learn and get comfortable during that critical portion of your skydive. We will give you the skills you need to be a confident and competent canopy pilot, from the first time you fly.