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Start Skydiving

Average Rating: 4.95
4.95 out of 5 based on 791 user reviews

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Middletown Regional Airport (KMWO)
Lat: 39.5308567431747
Lng: -84.3952560424805

1711 Run Way
Middletown, Ohio 45042-2300
United States

(513) 422-5867  (18913 Hits)

Last Updated: 2014-03-04
Two Cessna Caravans, a fast-climbing Cessna 206 with a lexan jump door, two Robinson R44 Helicopters, and our very own Hot Air Balloon

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

AFF: 285 USD
Tandem: 129 USD
Video: 85 USD
Jump Ticket: 23 USD to 14000 ft


Start Skydiving is one the top five largest and fastest growing drop-zones in the world and the home of the Work Stinks! Boogie. We also create more new skydivers than any other drop-zone in the world through the professional services of JUMP Institute, which staffs over 60+ professional personnel that are all dedicated to providing you with the best training in the world.

Visit Start Skydiving's drop-zone located at the Middletown Regional Airport in Middletown, Ohio! Start Skydiving's drop-zone location in Middletown features a 1.15 mile long runway that can support extra-large aircraft for special events, more than 23,000+ sq ft of hangar space, over 600+ acres of obstacle/turbulence-free soft cut sod to land on, free world-class coaching in all disciplines from world-renown professional skydiving team, Team Fastrax, as well as numerous amenities such as our patented online self-manifesting system, indoor padded and carpeted packing areas, paid packing services, clean showers and restrooms, an RV park and campgrounds with a bonfire pit, free Wi-Fi, an ATM, a huge family park right next-door, and over ten restaurants and hotels within less than a half of a mile away.

If you have jumped with us before, we appreciate you sharing your experience with us by submitting a review, as your feedback is what allows us to more effectively focus our continual efforts in providing you with excellent service.

If you have not jumped with us before, then what are you waiting for?! Come see for yourself why we are the number one rated drop-zone in the world and... START SKYDIVING!


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With Matt Harvey at Start skydiving. Melanie Johnson Welcome to the Sky! Demo with Flag velo 90

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The place to go when you're in the area!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: Saralyn624 on 2014-09-05

Pros: Everything!
Cons: None!

I had an amazing experience through "Start Skydiving." My friend had signed up to do this and I went along to watch, but I when I got there I had decided to do it since it was my birthday!

It was a very easy process even though I hadn't been signed up and everyone was very helpful. My instructor, Matt Harvey, did a wonderful job in preparing me for my first ever tandem skydive!

I had been very nervous and he had talked me into it and I was very glad he did because it was the most exhilarating moment of my life! All in all, I had a 5/5 experience at Start Skydiving and I will recommend it to everyone who is interested :)

(Review ID:8647)

Small close nit family atmosphere with the highest of skill levels at your disposal.

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: SR71BBB on 2014-09-02

Pros: Simple, stress free, low cost, high quality, the focus is you.
Cons: None what so ever!

From the moment I showed up everyone was treating me like family. I had zero responsibilities the moment my instructor said hello. He took care of everything. My instructor was Kyle Whittier for my first ever tandem jump. He was a true professional who loves his job. The staff there especially Kyle Whittier are top notch and just to show how great my instructor was; I think he should get a 50% raise. He deserves to be paid for more than he is. He maid my first jump a million times better than I ever expected it to be. I had such a great time from the moment it was quiet enough to talk to Kyle I had decided and told him that I was dead set on getting every license and my pro-rating! Since my first jump I have been trying to get everyone I know to go down to Start Skydiving.
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Amazing experience!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: pcarlin on 2014-09-02

Pros: Great T.I.
Cons: none

Thrill of a lifetime with the help of an experienced tandem instructor Larry Compton. Larry put me at ease and mde me feel very comfortable about my jump. He is gentle, kind and very informative. Guys like Larry make me want to do it again.
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Start Skydiving in Middletown Ohio is the best!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: smryb on 2014-08-30

Pros: The staff made you feel at ease
Cons: None

My wife got me a certificate to do my first tandem jump to celebrate my retirement from the Air Force. While I was nervous the entire staff was excellent. My T.I., Larry Compton has over 20 years experience and was great! He made it easy going all the way up and down! I loved that he really didn't give me a chance to reflect on what I was about to do. We got to the doorway of the plane, he counted and then we jumped. Awesome experience and I will recommend to all new jumpers to get the pics and video.
(Review ID:8642)

Sky Diving a dream come true.

Start Skydiving Rated 4 by: Cesy on 2014-08-27

Pros: Excellence
Cons: none

This was a AMAZING experience I can't wait to do it again. Thanks to a all the staff and specially Jonnie Kirek. Wow.
(Review ID:8639)

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