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Elpnor

Night jumps in Perris

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   Anyone done a night jump at Perris lately?  I've been thinking about heading out in march and it just happens to fall on the full moon.  Do they do them often, or is it a once in a blue moon thing?  And how easy is it to spot the landing area from altitude?  If they light up the runway at night it seems like it would be an easy spot.  

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There are none on the schedule currently. They used to do it twice a year but only did it once this past year.  For night jumps, they usually put some cars on the end of the grass to signal landing direction and to light it up of course.  I don't think it's hard to find since its next to the runway and jump run is parallel to the runway. If you have troubles from the air there is an S&TA in the plane to point it out as you jump.

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Ahh.  Yeah, twice a year at best sounds like a once in a blue moon deal.  I was hoping that such a busy dz would do them more often, but I'm sure it's a pain to work that late for those concerned, and it's tough to get enough people to commit to fill a plane.  I'll hit them up about it when I'm there, but I'll keep the hopes low.  

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