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The Club Med of Skydiving!

Welcome to Skydive Perris, California’s only Skydiving Resort Center. Home of the largest fleet of skydiving aircraft on the west coast and our awesome on-site indoor skydiving facility.

For those making their first parachute jump or as an experienced jumper, Perris Valley Skydiving is recognized as the premier skydiving center in the Western Hemisphere. The school has been in business since 1976. Perris Valley Skydiving School has the best instructors, both Tandem and AFF (Accelerated Freefall) available. All student and tandem gear is fully equipped with the latest in safety technology.

PerrisValleyPic6The best in Southern California Skydiving!

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Perris Valley Skydiving, the largest Skydiving Center in North America, offers a wide variety of airsports to the general public. Founded in 1965 and purchased by the Conatser family in 1976, Perris Valley Skydiving hosts the largest number of meticulously maintained Turbine Aircraft available year round. The Drop Zone owns three Twin Turbine Super Otters, a sky van and a DC-9!

For those making their first parachute jump or as an experienced jumper, Perris Valley Skydiving is recognized as the premier skydiving center in the Western Hemisphere. The school has been in business since 1976. Perris Valley Skydiving School has the best instructors, both Tandem and AFF (Accelerated Freefall) available. All student and tandem gear is fully equipped with the latest in safety technology.

Student Programs

Tandem Skydive
A Tandem Skydive is one of two options we offer for you to experience your first jump. A Tandem Skydive is where you’re physically attached to an instructor by a harness. This allows you the thrill of freefall with the comfort of an experienced instructor. You exit the aircraft in Tandem from 13,000 feet about the ground, free fall for nearly one minute, and then descend under a parachute built for two. You descend slowly, making nice carving turns through the sky for approximately 5 minutes allowing you to enjoy the breath-taking view. Together you and your instructor will flare your canopy for a nice soft landing. After just one-half hour of instruction, you will be on your way to the experience of a lifetime.

We encourage you to bring clothing to enjoy our pool and shaded areas, as there is often a little time to relax and soak up the activity and excitement going on around you. And if you want a photo or video of yourself in freefall, we can do that too.

For your safety, you must weigh 240 lbs. or less and be at least 18 years old to jump tandem. Start-to-finish, allow 2-4 hours.  To reserve a spot,  call us (800) 832-8818  or email us at school1@skydiveperris.com

Accelerated Free Fall
As A 1st Jump Experience And The Fastest Way To Learn To Skydive

The AFF jump is for you if you’re looking to experience the thrill of skydiving with instructors at your side–not attached to you. This jump experience is often more rewarding because, after 4 to 5 hours of ground instruction, you’re in control of the skydive. The instruction is much more detailed than a Tandem Skydive because you’re in charge. You have two instructors who exit the airplane with you, fly by your side to coach you (using hand signals you learned during your training), and assist you if necessary during your nearly one minute of freefall. The instructors will leave your side after you deploy your own parachute. After 4 to 5 minutes of breath-taking views, you get to land your parachute. With radio assistance, you will be directed to the proper landing area for a nice controlled landing. To reserve a spot,  call us (800) 832-8818  or email us at school1@skydiveperris.com

The Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) program is the industry standard for achieving your skydive certification. In only eight jumps you can receive your certificate that allows you to jump by yourself.

You must weigh 220 lbs. or less and be at least 18 years old for AFF.

At Skydive Perris, we offer two different video packages to choose from! Our basic video (tandem only) captures unique footage both in freefall and under canopy. Our PRO-Video package includes video and photographs of your skydiving experience. A freefall photographer begins by capturing you while you’re gearing up, boarding the turbine aircraft, an interview in the airplane while climbing to 13,000 feet, your freefall and landing; you also get the basic video included in the PRO-Video package. We then edit your video to music. It’s a fantastic story for you to keep and share with your friends and family. And to remind yourself that you actually did it.


Perris Valley Skydiving – Wind Tunnel

Perris SkyVenture Up and Running

Perris SkyVenture vertical wind tunnel and skydiving simulator has added a whole new dimension to skydiving at Perris Valley Skydiving AND around the world. The wind tunnel provides you an opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer programs design specifically for pre-AFF skydiving students, early coaching stages, and up through advanced flying skills for the competition skydivers.
People of all ages (not just the 18-and-above allowed in skydiving) can enjoy the sensation of freefall.

PerrisValleyPic7Wind Tunnel Pricing and Hours Of Operation

Our Sales office is open daily at 8:30am to accept walk-in and phone reservations as well as to provide general information. You may call us anytime at (909) 940-4290.

We are open 7 days per week and our operating (flight time) hours vary based on demand. Please call us for available flight times. Our Customer Service Reps will be happy to help you with a reservation. Or you may email your requests to reservations@perrisskyventure.com . Please specify if you are a skydiver or non-skydiver, which package you wish to purchase, and desired dates and times.

Monday through Thursday We offer early morning and late evening hours.
Mid-day requests may be accepted. Call for availability.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday

We offer all day flight operations, including early morning and late night.

 Anyone can fly! From Ages 3 – 103




 2 FLIGHTS $55.00

(Each flight is a minute in duration)


Flight Training by a Certified Body Flight Instructor!

Indoor Skydiving Gear from Head to Toe!

Two Flights in the Skydiving Simulator!

(Comparable to 2 skydives from 12,500ft)

Souvenir Flight Certificate to show that you experienced 120 mph of Body Flight!


DVD+RW (leader included) $35.00






(Up to 12 First Time Flyers)

(2 Flights each, DVD and Flight Certificates included)



(Includes Souvenir “I JUMPED” T-Shirt)

*Prices do not include sales tax on retail items.




(Can be shared by skydivers and return flyers)

10 minutes – $195

15 minutes – $275

30 minutes – $500

60 minutes – $950


(Per 10 or 15 min block, Includes Debriefing)

Tunnel Office – 951-940-4290



Coaching By Perris Fury

Personal flight coaches for experienced skydivers may be arranged through Perris Fury. You may schedule a coach with your tunnel time by calling our sales office. Rates are available upon request.


All tunnel time must be paid in full at the time your reservation is made. Sorry, no exceptions.


PerrisValleyPic9Flyers must arrive 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time to allow for processing. All flyers are required to sign a waiver. If under the age of 18, a waiver must be signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to flight, no exceptions (parent is not required to be present). We’re sorry but we are unable to allow any flyers who have experienced previous shoulder dislocations.
Jewelry and other personal items are not allowed in the flight chamber. Although we offer lockers when you are asked to empty your pockets, you may choose to secure your items at home. We recommend lace-up shoes – no slip-ons or sandals. We have shoes available should you need some.
We have wonderful videos available to capture your flight experience. It includes some fun skydiving and tunnel flying footage and we would add your flight. Cost is only $16.

Cancellation and No-Show Policy

If you cancel or “no-show” your flight time:
With less than a 24-hour notice you will be charged the full amount, no exceptions.
With less than a 48-hour notice your deposit will not be returned.
With less than a 72-hour notice you will be allowed to reschedule your flight time.
With more than a 72-hour notice you will receive a full refund.

Wind Tunnel Reservations

We are up and running and officially open for business. You may make reservations by calling (909) 940-4290 or email reservations@perrisskyventure.com .
When emailing a reservation request, please provide specific information on what you are interested in. Indicate if you are a skydiver or non-skydiver, first time flyer or return flyer, and let us know what package or block time you are requesting.
Advanced Training

Do you want more from your jumps?
Then this is definitely the program for you!
Perris Valley Skydiving School offers the following programs for your continued training:
• Advanced Relative Work
• Video
• Packing Instruction

Advanced Relative Work

Now that you’ve graduated from AFF, what’s next? You want to skydive with other skydivers! You need to get your “A” license. Or maybe you have your license and you’re looking for a way to improve you performance in a skydive. To do that, you need to skydive with other skydivers. This is called “relative work” because it is done “relative” to other skydivers in the air with you.
RW consists of a few basic skills put together in each skydive. Some of the skills required to do safe RW work are:
• Exit technique
• Neutral box body position
• Up/Down movement
• Forward/Backward movement
• Sideward movement
• Center point turns
• Swooping to a formation
• Freefall safety
• Canopy control & safety

To improve your RW skills you need to have at least one other skydiver in the air with you as a reference for your maneuvers. To maximize your training, the other skydiver needs to be an experienced observer. Each RW jump is done with an instructor and, if you wish, a videographer. The instructor provides a reference point, or base, that allows you to see the results of your movements in the air without any guess work. Each jump is followed by a thorough debriefing session recapping your actions and their result.

Each RW jump is $110. Debriefing video is FREE of charge.

Contact the Perris Valley Skydiving School to make arrangements for your RW jumps.

Packing Instruction

Yeah, we know. No one likes to pack! At least normal people don’t. However, it is a requirement for your license.
We provide packing instruction Monday through Friday. The first-time lesson is $80 from our certified riggers. The lesson will take several hours so be prepared to spend some time packing. Once you’ve completed the first-time course, you’re welcome to come back for pointers and discuss your questions with our packing instructors.
The packing course is $80.

Jump Prices

The following prices were current at the Last Modified date on the last line of this page. Prices are subject to change. Please contact us to verify the current prices.

Tandem jump – up to 240lbs
Group of 5 or more $20 discount on either video package

Accelerated Freefall (AFF)

Level 1 $349
Levels 2-3 $239
Levels 4-8 $219

Basic Video (Tandem Only) $69

PRO-Video Package $135
$20 discounts on either video package are available for full time students, military and senior citizens.
Only one discount per person.

Experienced Jumper Prices

Skydives are $26 seven days a week.  Special rates are available for teams, based on the duration of training, number of jumps and type of aircraft used.
We offer group rates, student and senior citizen discounts.
Perris Valley also has a “Frequent Flyer Program” which is an automatic discount program for our frequent flyers.  Please call for more detail.

Staff & Instructors

Quality education is the key to safe and enjoyable skydiving. Perris has assembled the best instructors from around the world. Each instructor has a minimum of 1,000 jumps. We are very proud of our perfect safety record averaging over 6,000 student jumps per year.

Hours of Operation

We are open seven days a week, 365 days a year. We skydive from 7:00am to sunset Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Monday through Friday, 8:00am to sunset.

Our Requirements

We require you to be a USPA member. Please be sure your reserve is in date and bring your identification (drivers license or passport) and your signed log book with you. Your logbook is required to show currency. You will need at least an “A” license if you have 30 or more jumps. We have study guides and tests available to help you accomplish this. Non-licensed skydivers are restricted to solo jumps. We host a full schedule of skydiving events throughout the year.


Please note: as a courtesy to all our skydivers, we do not allow animals (including dogs) or unattended children on the drop zone.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I learn to skydive?
Why should I jump at Perris, and not some other drop zone?
Can my friends and I be on the same plane?
Is Skydiving Safe?
What are the age requirements?
What are the physical requirements?
How long is the training?
How many jumps before I can skydive by myself or with friends?
When I jump, will my stomach end up in my throat?
How fast do you fall?
What if my parachute doesn’t open?
How hard is the landing?
Can you breathe in freefall?
How do you communicate in freefall? Can you talk?

How do I learn to skydive?
Simple! Just pick up the phone and call 1-800-S-K-Y-D-I-V-E ! You’ll be put directly in touch with our friendly and experienced staff who will answer all your questions and make your appointment for that first jump! There are two ways to make your first jump.
• Tandem Jump
• AFF (Accelerated Free Fall) Training


Why should I jump at Perris, and not some other drop zone?
Many reasons. The most important is SAFETY. Each student rig is equipped with an automatic activation device. This device will automatically deploy your parachute in the unlikely event that you or your instructor does not.
Perris is also one of three schools in the United States to adhere to a drug-testing program for all of our instructors, pilots, mechanics, videographers and student packers. Your safety is our primary concern!
Our fulltime instructional staff has, on the average, 5,000 jumps and has been working and skydiving at Perris for 15 years. Along with an unsurpassed safety record, we are the largest skydiving school in the world, and we operate from the only “resort” skydiving facility! We have a restaurant and full bar, a swimming pool, lots of grass and trees and the largest landing area in Southern California.
We have been in business at this location since 1976. Perris Valley Skydiving averages 100,000 skydives each year, and is recognized World Wide as a premier Skydiving Facility for students. Unlike some of our competitors, at Perris you’ll land right in the same area where you took off, in full view of your family and friends! At Perris, you’ll skydive from 13,000 feet. That’s 25% higher than our competition, giving you 25% more skydive! We maintain the largest fleet of skydiving-equipped aircraft on the West Coast. Our large and super fast Dash-28 Twin Otters carry up to 22 jumpers each and climb to jumping altitude in 15 minutes!

Can my friends and I be on the same plane?
At Perris, the answer is Yes! Perris is #1 at accommodating groups and we have the capability to put you and your friends on the same aircraft. Your group size may be limited to 6 or 7 people depending on how many in your group will be getting a video of their skydive. While the aircraft can carry 22 jumpers, your jumpmaster and videographer will each take one of those spots. We also offer group discounts, and our very own Bombshelter Sports Bar and Grill is a great place for a post jump video party!

Is Skydiving Safe?
Your safety is our top priority. Skydiving is a high-speed sport, and as with other adventures such as skiing, boating or racing, there are always dangerous elements that must be respected. With the state-of-the-art training and equipment now available, skydiving has become a sport anyone can try, and can be a safe adventure. At Perris, all of our student equipment is equipped with an AAD (Automatic Activation Device) designed to activate your parachute automatically should you fail to do so. All of our skydiving instructors have undergone rigorous training and certification, and all student parachutes are packed under FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Rigger supervision. Our staff of full time aircraft mechanics constantly monitor and maintain our fleet of aircraft. We strictly adhere to all FAA and USPA (United States Parachute Association) guidelines on safety.

What are the age requirements?
You must be at least 18 years of age to make any skydive. Photo ID is required. No one is “too old” to experience the thrill of skydiving, however. In fact, our oldest passenger so far is 93 years young!

What are the physical requirements?
For AFF , you must weigh 220 pounds or less. For Tandem, you must weigh 240 pounds or less. You will be weighed when you get here. There are federal requirements that prevent us from allowing jumpers to exceed these weights. Remember, at Perris, your safety comes first! There are no height requirements.
As with any sport, the better shape you are in the easier it will be and the more fun you will have. However, one of the best features of the Tandem program is that is has opened the sport up to the mainstream public. Almost anyone can make a tandem skydive. We’ve taken people with many different disabilities, even those who are missing limbs. We have some of the most experienced Tandem Masters in the field working full time at Perris. If you have a special requirement, call us! We can make your dream of flight come true!
If you have ear or sinus problems, experience seizures or fainting spells or have a weak heart, you should not be jumping. The best course of action in these cases is to check with your own doctor. If you have a medical problem, you will be asked to bring a release from your doctor before you can skydive.


Perris Valley Skydiving provides $10 off your first skydive.  Visit us for tandem skydiving, Southern California parachuting, Southern California skydiving, Perris Valley Skydiving.

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