Experiences.com: Why do people choose to jump out of a perfectly good airplane?
Skydiving has become more than just a once in a lifetime experience, it’s an incredible and safe sport!
Experiences.com: I’m curious, maybe even fascinated, by the idea of skydiving . . but I’m hesitant. What’s my next move, short of a jump?
Skydive Perris invites you to visit www.skydveperris.com a web site designed to introduce you to everything from what to expect on your first skydive to what it takes to become a licensed skydiver. Once you better understand what you are about to experience, your options and videos of people skydiving safely every day, how far the technology and equipment have come, you’ll be better prepared to really ready to fully enjoy the experiences Perris has to offer!
Experiences.com: If I’m going to jump out of an airplane I want to know I’m harnessed into the best, state of the art equipment by the most qualified staff. What can you tell me about your company’s equipment and staff that would reassure me?
Skydive Perris, has been a family owned business for 34 years! We have helped grow a very professional and qualified group of instructors, pilots and parachute packers. We consider every position on our staff to be a serious and an important part of your skydiving and wind tunnel experience. We have state of art equipment to include a “Cypress” on your second or reserve parachute (everyone gets two when skydiving ). This device is an automatic activation device that will deploy a parachute without you having to do anything! All of our staff have been trained and hold the highest ratings and license available in the skydiving and wind tunnel business. We have learned to combine a professional and fun environment, kind of like an adult freefall Disneyland for you to enjoy a safe and fun experience.
Experiences.com: So, I’ve jumped once. If I stop at “only once” what am I missing?
We consider you the fortunate one! The one who can see the incredible, life changing sport and new friendships just waiting to rock your world.
Experiences.com: Skydiving as a team building, character building or courage building experience? Have you seen it in action? What can you tell us?
We have shared and created all of those experiences with companies and individuals to help overcome fears and build confidence. There’s a lot of trusting you learn to do when engaging in our sport. You learn everything from trusting your instructor, your equipment and then building the self confidence in yourself. Once you build this type of confidence time and time again, you just feel better and stronger about every aspect in your life.
Experiences.com: Do you offer skydiving experiences for more experienced or adventurous divers? What’s entailed?
We do have a very special package called SENSORY OVERLOAD. Since we are the ONLY drop zone in California to have a wind tunnel on site, we will take you into our wind tunnel to experience freefall before you jump out of an airplane. The wind tunnel is a freefall flight simulator that is so accurate, we as experienced jumpers, use it as a training tool to fine tune our flying and body positions routinely. Following your wind tunnel flying sessions, you’ll walk right over to the skydiving school and leap from an airplane and wrap up your day at the Bombshelter Sports Bar & Restaurant ….now that’s a GREAT day of fun!
Experiences.com: Spring, summer or Fall jump? How is the experience different?
In the wind tunnel, the air is exactly the same temperature as the outside temperature, but moving at 120 miles per hour, or less for kids, that just depends on their size and weight. When jumping from our airplanes, you will go to 12,500 ft above the ground it’s always cooler than on the ground, often about 20 degrees cooler.
Experiences.com: Does your company offer skydiving “gift certificates”? How do most people react? Any funny stories or “happy endings” (beyond expectations) where a jump-gift changed someone’s life?
YES, we offer gift certificates and have surprised more people than we can count. The best is when they’re blind folded all the way to our facility until they step in the wind tunnel or school office and we all say…surprise! We’ve had people ask they’re loved one to marry them, both in the airplane and in freefall, we’ve performed weddings on site, you name it we’ve either done it or we’ll try it!
Experiences.com: I know that weather and wind play a role in whether a scheduled jump takes place. If a jump has to be canceled on the scheduled day what other activities do you recommend in your jump area?
First, we recommend you go in the wind tunnel, eat at our restaurant and bar and of course if the weather’s still not cooperating, we are 15 miles north of 30+ wineries in Temecula, which also has just about everything else fun to do with both feet on the ground.
Experiences.com: Is there anything else you would like to share about the skydiving experience Perris Valley Skydiving?
YES, Skydive Perris has something to do for the whole family! It’s free to come watch, a great place to host birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, you name it, it’s the right occasion! Did you know you only have to be 3 years old to fly in the wind tunnel?! Because the motors are manually operated by a staff member and an instructor is with you, holding on to you (until it’s not required anymore) it’s a totally controlled environment. The airspeed is adjusted to accommodate the size person and or their experience for a fun and unique experience!
This is not a ride you have to reach a certain height to enjoy, it’s truly freefall fun for the whole family!!!
Special thanks to Melanie Peschio, owner of Skydive Perris, for granting us this interview.