Filming at Skydive Perris
Every major freefall cinematographer in the world has shot at Skydive Perris and we welcome them all.
One of the best, Craig O’Brien (Iron Man 3, Godzilla, Bucket List, Mission Impossible Fallout), has his office right on the drop zone. We also have a full staff of experienced helmet-cam videographers who jump all day, every day, shooting tandem jumps and other skydives. Our close proximity to Los Angeles makes filming at Skydive Perris a breeze.
We work with stunt coordinators/aerial coordinators to make sure production gets what it needs in a safe cost-effective manner. If your project needs an experienced Skydiving Stunt Coordinator, Professional Skydiver Scott Smith (Entourage, Man vs. Wild, Coke Zero) is based at Skydive Perris and runs the Film Office.
Tandem Jumps - Film
If your show has a non-jumper or celebrity that wants to experience the thrill of skydiving for the first time, tandem jumping is the way to go. Whether you have a reality show like TOP CHEF, a talk show like Oprah or Lisa Raye, or want to jump a celebrity like Mila Kunis or Chuck Norris we have a safe production-friendly environment that will deliver just what you need.
Rentals & Equipment
Skydive Perris offers a full range of parachuting equipment and accessories for rent or for sale in our on-site Pro-Shop. We have top of the line skydiving gear, full military/HALO outfits, and non-functioning prop-parachutes/rigs. We also have a fire truck, classic cars, WWI aircraft, man lifts, golf carts, and anything else you may need for your shoot.
Skydive Perris is home of the world famous Bombshelter Bar and Grill. The Bombshelter is a full service restaurant where you can order off the menu, set up a private buffet for your crew, or have hot or cold breakfast, lunch, and dinner catered to your film crew. Filming is available in the Bombshelter if a great sports bar atmosphere is desired. The Bombshelter Bar and Grill has hosted many successful wrap parties and yours can be next. You are welcom to bring your own catering if you prefer.
Skydive Perris maintains the nation's largest fleet of skydiving aircraft. We have a highly a experienced staff of union and non-union pilots who can fly for you here at Perris Valley Airport or fly our aircraft to any location you may need.
3 DeHavilland Twin Otters
The most popular turbine-powered jump plane in the world the Twin Otter has the traditional side door for jumping out of. The Twin Otter also makes for a great platform to film from when flying in formation with our Skyvans.
4 Shorts SC7 Skyvans
The Skyvan is our most popular plane for production purposes. The large interior allows room to stand up and offers plenty of room for your crew to move around. The “tailgate” or rear exit is great for filming, simulating military style jumps, or throwing out anything from motorcycles to small cars.
A Douglas DC9 Jet
Skydive Perris has the only commercial passenger jet certified for skydiving. With its original airline interior, it is currently only available for static shoots.