CSC Blog

Chicagoland Skydiving Center and the Flight Deck Bar & Grill combine to create a truly unique event venue. How many people get to party in an airplane hangar? We have been hosting events large and small for years, so trust us: we know there’s a lot to keep track of when you want to impress your guests. Luckily for you, all that experience -- and our expansive, soup-to-nuts venue -- adds up to smooth sailing for the happy organizers who place their special occasion in our capable hands. From corporate meetings to weddings to team building to fundraisers to birthday bashes to bachelor parties, we’ve done it all. Curious? Here’s how the magic happens.

You’re not alone. Every new skydiver has questions that they need answered before walking onto an airplane with the intention of jumping out. If you’re considering bringing in a group to share the experience, you’re certain even more questions will arise. We’re here to help! Note that some of these answers vary depending on where you choose to skydive, so it’s important to research different dropzones if there are a few you are trying to choose from. Here’s what you can expect when you jump with CSC, the original Chicago skydiving school.

WHY MANIFEST MATTERS

At any dropzone, the manifest staff is an important part of the operation. Organization, efficiency, and friendliness must be at the core of what this department is all about. The right people and processes in place can mean flying a few extra loads, avoiding an unnecessary start on the engine, creating positive energy in your facility, and ensuring you don't burn a drop of extra fuel in the loading area waiting for your fun jumpers.

Manifest is a fast paced, high pressure environment, and requires a lot of simultaneous task management. But sometimes these employees don't get the help or attention they need from their managers in order to succeed. At CSC, everything we do in this department is designed to do one fundamental thing: enable manifest to do their job without any internal roadblocks. We share our system of hiring, training, and retaining manifest staff in this article, with the hope we may help other dzs enjoy the benefits we've seen from a great manifest team.