- Run more efficiently, keep customers happy
- Accesible anywhere, secure in the cloud
- Make more money, bring in new business
Take bookings onlineRead more
- Full calendar based booking system
- Integrates with any existing website
- Online payments, terms & waivers
- Printable vouchers or gift certificates
- Automatic confirmation emails
- Create or give access to agencies
Full accounting systemRead more
- Track all payments, tandem deposits & balance, invoices & discounts
- Sell merchandise or skydiving gear
- Track staff jumps and pay out directly
- Full reporting of all jumps, loads, bookings, payments; send to your accountant
Drag and drop manifestingRead more
- Fast manifesting for any number of planes
- Checks jumper details, membership, expiry date and repack/AAD dates
- Tracks weights, load planes efficiently
- Quick load print-out and customer/instructor matching
- Tandem check-in synced with Booking system: arrive, upgrade, pay and jump
- All load stats recorded in detail, including cancelled loads or refusals
Features for your customersRead more
- Public screens for upcoming loads
- Jump listing on phone, tablet and laptop for experienced jumpers
- Personal jump history available for experienced jumpers
- Rig repack and AAD service warnings for registered jumpers
- Online registration for visiting jumpers
- Manage groups for boogies, big ways or just every day load organising
Sign up for your free demo account
The form below lets you try out Ground Control for yourself, completely free.
Be aware that multiple people may be using the system at once. We will hide your phone number and address on registration, but any other data you add will be available to other users on the demo.
Your password will be emailed to you, please enter a valid email address.
Take bookings online
Full calendar based booking system
You can set how many slots are available per day, and how many slots at different times during the day. These slots are flexible, can be set over a range of dates and also altered for one specific date. Your staff have a complete overview of all bookings, and customers booking online can see which days can fit their group.
For online bookings customers choose a date, time and enter the size of their group. They can then enter contact details and have an option of listing names and purchasing video or altitude upgrades.
Integrates with any existing website
Our online booking system can be plugged into any website. No specialist knowledge is required; we produce a single line of code for you or your website manager to drop onto your site and we handle the rest. The booking form will style itself to the appearance of your page, and if you have a website manager or designer we can work with them to increase the visual appeal for your customers.
Online payments, terms & waivers
Customers booking online can choose to pay a set deposit amount to reserve their place, or can choose to pay the full amount, helping your cash flow. We can even offer discounts on full price payments, encouraging customers to take this option and helping avoid lost revenue from customers not arriving to jump on the day.
All payments are fully secure, and we integrate with a number of common payment systems including WorldPay, Authorize.net, PayPal and Google Wallet. If you use a different provider we'll integrate with them for free.
Customers booking online can be required to agree to terms of booking, including agreeing to the credit card payment (avoiding chargebacks) or agreeing that they are in good health. We can provide waivers which are agreed to in the same way, but we recommend you consult a lawyer in your jurisdiction to confirm the validity of online signatures.
Printable vouchers or gift certificates
Offer customers the ability to pay for all or part of a jump before booking a date. This can be used as a gift certificate for them to give to a friend, or can be used to offer time limited deals with discounted prices. A voucher management system helps you track these, and customers are given a voucher code for them to book online.
When a customer buys a voucher or gift certificate they can be sent a printable version, avoiding the need for staff time posting it out. You can also offer package deals or even vouchers for experienced skydivers.
Automatic confirmation emails
Personalised emails are available for every customer. These are sent automatically when the customer books online, or can be sent by staff when adding telephone or over the counter bookings. You can create multiple email templates, with an easy system to include customer details, making sure the message stays personal.
For voucher purchases the email will also include the printable voucher, and you can upload your own files or images to attach. We can also provide customised time based emails, e.g. sent out 1 week before the jump date.
Create or give access to agencies
Your online booking code can be added to as many websites as you want, and can be connected to any user account on your system. You can use this to let agencies book through you directly, saving time and taking customer payments, so you don't need to wait for invoices to be paid.
Full accounting system
Track all payments, tandem deposits & balance, invoices & discounts
As payments come into your business, either through online bookings, skydiver accounts or taken by staff members they are entered into your system. Keep track of all jump related payments, ensure customers pay the right amount for their jumps and skydivers stay in credit. Record payment types and keep your cash and card machine records in order at the end of the day.
Sell merchandise or skydiving gear
Create as many items as you want to be able to sell; use these as debits on skydiver accounts or record payments from tandem customers. Track items sold over time to manage stock and which items sell best.
Track staff jumps and pay out directly
Set staff payout prices for jumps and let staff use credit for jumps or cash out. Alternatively use the reporting features to generate staff pay slips and keep your current payment process, ensuring numbers are accurate and payments match jumps carried out.
Pay packers or other staff through the same system with customisable payment options, make as many payment types as you need.
Full reporting of all jumps, loads, bookings, payments; send to your accountant
Reports are available for all jump and booking records, with customisable search parameters and options to print or export to a spreadsheet. In the event a specific type of report that you need is not available we can develop it for free, and can work with your accountants to ensure that all the information they require is included.
Drag and drop manifesting
Fast manifesting for any number of planes
Our unique drag and drop interface lets you manifest whole loads in seconds. Tandems are automatically placed in a list of people ready to jump, and you can add experienced jumpers or students to this list - or they can add themselves, or be added by their instructor/coach. Just grab who you want to put on a lift, drag them over and drop - it's that simple!
Extra slots are added for TI, AFFI or outside video, and a staff list with jump counts lets you quickly put staff into these slots, and make sure your instructors get a fair number of jumps. Loads can be reordered and groups can be dragged between loads.
Checks jumper details, membership, expiry date and repack/AAD dates
Each jumper is checked based on what you require to get them on a plane. The settings are fully customisable, and let you monitor membership of national parachuting associations, whether they have a signed waiver, whether they are medically fit, their rig has been repacked, they have money on account or have left a credit card at manifest - and more!
Make sure only those meant to jump get to jump, and stop yourself losing money to people who don't pay.
Tracks weights, load planes efficiently
Weights can be entered for each staff member, experienced jumper and tandem customer. As you load the plane you can view the total weight (including tandem kit) and even use load timers to measure how your plane flies with different loadings.
Quick load print-out and customer/instructor matching
Once a load is ready to fly, hit the print button and the system prints a formatted page. The print includes useful tools for DZ control including canopy counts, altitudes, jump descriptions and jump master choice (automatic or manual).
To prevent disruptive or embarassing manifest mistakes the system checks to ensure all tandems are matched with necessary instructors and camera men, and these links are shown on the print out.
Tandem check-in synced with Booking system: arrive, upgrade, pay and jump
Tandems are put into the jump list when they check in at their arrival time. Because of the booking system, all your details are ready for staff to check in tandems, even if different staff run the booking office. Because many will have paid in full online there's less work when they arrive, and the system lets you add extra altitude or video options any time up to their load taking off.
All load stats recorded in detail, including cancelled loads or refusals
Each load is tracked from creation through to stand by, getting ready, take off and landing. Every jump is recorded along with price paid, altitude, type of jump and whether the jump took place. In the event a whole plane lands the load can be cancelled, making a note of who flew and readjusting the manifest for the rest of the day. View statistics for any day or a range of days to track jump numbers, and keep all your details safe and secure in the event of incidents or inspection.
Features for your customers
Public screens for upcoming loads
A web based system means no complicated wiring for public display screens. Use any TV or monitor at your disposal and hook up to an internet device for an instant load viewer. Works with laptops, tablets or a $30 Raspberry Pi mini computer. Keep customers and staff up to date, show which staff are turning, when the aircraft needs fuel and the order of subsequent tandem jumps.
Jump listing on phone, tablet and laptop for experienced jumpers
Experienced skydivers have an account on your system which they can log in to on any internet enabled device. Jumpers can add themselves to the jump list along with friends they want to jump with. They can see who else is manfifested and what loads are available, and credit their accounts online.
Personal jump history available for experienced jumpers
Each jumper account lists all jumps carried out, so jumpers have a personal history of jumps at your centre. Staff can use this to keep log books up to date - it even lists tandem passenger names for instructors and video people, and will list other jumpers for experienced group skydives.
Rig repack and AAD service warnings for registered jumpers
Jumpers can register their rig(s) with the system and receive an email a few weeks before their rig goes out of date. This can include contact details for local packers or riggers, or special offers from your DZ. If jumpers list serial numbers/DOM for rig items they can receive automatic safety notice emails if a manufacturer releases a notice relevant to their kit.
Online registration for visiting jumpers
Save time at the start of the day by allowing visiting jumpers to register online before arriving. Jumpers can enter all their important information online; when they arrive at the centre staff just need to confirm their details and they're ready to jump. Depending on approval from your lawer waivers or terms & conditions can also be agreed to online.
Manage groups for boogies, big ways or just every day load organising
Take the pain out of organising jumps with easy sign up and manifest of groups. Permenant teams can be manifested with one click, and have a discount applied to team jumps.