Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Skydive Perris and its Skyvan featured in a Dodge Ram Trucks Commercial

A recently released Dodge Ram truck commercial features Skydive Perris' Shorts SC-7 Skyvan. It was filmed over the desert in Southern California a few months ago. 

During the commercial, a stuntman rides a motorcycle out of the back ramp of the jump plane, while the music track "Come with Me Now", from the South African band Kongos plays in the background.

I've watched the commercial a few times and can not figure out what the point of it is, other than selling trucks, but it's still cool none the less.

Friday, June 6, 2014

In honor of D-Day 93 year old vet skydives tandem with Jay Stokes

Tom Rice, 93, a U.S. Army veteran and a paratrooper during World War II went skydiving Friday in remembrance of D-Day. He was a member of the 101st Airborne Division, known as The Screaming Eagles, and had parachuted behind enemy lines during the Normandy invasion 70 years ago today. Mr. Rice was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his heroic achievement.

The jump was conducted out of Skydive San Diego's Twin Otter, with Jay Stokes (a retired Army Special Forces Officer) as the Tandem Instructor.