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ACHIEVEMENT7afterwardgivingmethatmuchmoretimetoreconsidermydecisionbutDouglasx19senthusiasmforhisbusinessandthenewfacilityareawelcomeddistraction.x1cInourotherlocationwewereoperatingfromapolebarnthatalsoservedasourhangar.WhenwedecidedtomakethemovetoRochelleIhadavisionforwhatIwantedthefacilitytolooklikeandhowIwantedittofunctionx1dsaysDouglasgesturingtothenewly4nishedspacearoundus.x1cRightnowyoux19restandinginourreceptionandretailarea.Theclientswillpassthroughthisspaceseveraltimesduringthecourseoftheirexperiencesowewantedtotakefulladvantageofthetraf4c.Wewantourclientstohavethex18Disneylandexperience.x19Suretherex19stheridebuttherearelotsofotherthingstodotoo.x1dDouglaspointstotheglassed-inareaInoticedearlier.x1cWecallthatthex18aquarium.x19Itx19swhere4rst-timejumpersviewthemandatory4lmonthetandemharnessandgooverwhattheyneedtoknowtomaketheir4rstskydive.Thisallhappensoutintheopenforareason.Whenpeoplecomeinourfrontdoorx1dDouglasexplainsx1cweknowtheyareexperiencingtwoemotionsfearandexcitement.x1dHelooksatme.x1cIbetyouhadafewbutter5ieswhenyougotoutofyourcarthismorning.x1dIsuppresstheimpulsetolethimknowthebutter5iesarestillactive.x1cWewanttomaximizetheexcitementandeliminatethefearx1dDouglascontinuesx1candwedothatbyimmersingtheclientinourculturerightaway.Everyonethatcomesthroughthefrontdooristreatedasourguest.x1dDouglastakesmethroughanentranceintotheun4nishedspacethatwillhouseCSCx19srestaurantandbarinafewweeks.ThewallfacingtherunwayandgrassdropzoneiscoveredintranslucentplasticandDouglasexplainsthatitisgoingtobe4lledwithwindows.x1cCustomerswillbeabletogetlunchordinnerandspendthedaywatchingtheplanestakeoffandskydivers5oatinginforalanding.Wedonx19tpressureanyonetojump.Iftheyjustwanttowatchthatx19sgreat.Theycanstillbepartoftheskydivingcultureandtherewillbeplentyofactivitiestokeepthemoccupied.Wex19reputtinginoutdoorseatingandasandvolleyballcourt.Therex19sanoalcoholpolicybeforeyoujumpbutwewanttomakesureyouhaveaplacetocelebraterighthereafterwards.Clientsandfriendswillbeabletomakeadayofit.x1dAswemovetoanotherpartofthebuildingDouglasexplainsthatadayjustisnx19tenoughtimetosatisfysomepeoplex19saddictiontothesport.SoCSChasmadesurethatdestinationjumpersfromallovertheworldwill4ndthenewfacilityagreatplacetolandforaweekamonthorevenaseasonbyprovidingdedicatedroomsforskydivingteamstomeetstoreequipmentandplantheirjumps.Thereareshowersawasherdryerareawi-4asnackshopandalargemeetingroomthatdoublesasagallery.AtthefarendofthissectionofthebuildingwestepoutsidetoviewtheRVandtentsitesthathavebeendesignedtoaccommodatethoseclientslookingforanextendedthrill.x1cWehavepeoplecomefromplacesasfarawayasNewZealandAustraliaandPolandwhowanttospendtheirdaysskydivingandtheirnightsexperiencingeverythingelsetheareahastoofferfromthenightlifeinChicagotolocaleventsinourarea.Wex19recreatingcompletepackagestoservethismarket.Andbybuildingafacilitywherelike-mindedpeoplecancongregatewex19resupportingtheculturethatsupportsus.x1dDouglasisalsoproudofthefactthatthenewfacilityiswheelchairaccessible.x1cWesupporttheMultipleSclerosisSocietyandeveryyearwehaveaspecialeventforpeoplewithMS.Someofthesefolksspendeverydayoftheirlifeinawheelchairandthroughskydivingwex19reabletogivethemafewminutesofabsolutefreedom.Thateventisprobablythehighpointoftheyearforourstaff.Itx19sjustanamazingthingtobeabletodoforsomeone.x1dOurlaststoponthetouristhehangarwherepeoplearepackingchuteszippingintojumpsuitsanddonningharnesses.HereDouglashandsmeofftoWardthetandeminstructortowhomIwillbestrappedlikeababyBjornaswefallthroughtheskyatterminalvelocity.