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Average Rating: 4.96
4.96 out of 5 based on 853 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  (21543 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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A Great First Experience

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: smcolletti on 2015-10-04

Pros: Atmosphere
Cons: None

Being a newbie and very afraid of heights, I was as comfortable diving at Start Skydiving as I could have hoped for. Lonnie was very clear in his instructions and made me feel very secure and the video he took was amazing, even if I did look like a bit of a doofus which with a face like this is hard to fix. :D

Needless to say, I'm already scheduled for another jump and I can't wait!

(Review ID:8923)

Incredible experience!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: Mcatmound on 2015-10-02

Pros: Everything
Cons: none

I was extremely nervous and uncertain about jumping. But Lonnie Kirk, my instructor, was TERRIFIC and helped me to relax. Fantastic experience, and i have already signed up to do it again!!
(Review ID:8922)

Best decision I ever made

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: aneltner on 2015-09-29

Pros: Staff
Cons: Nothing

Given that one of my biggest fears is heights, I thought I would be terrified during the whole experience but Lonnie was a perfect instructor and I enjoyed it the whole time! He gave me instructions throughout the whole experience so i could be prepared for what was going to happen, prompted me through deep breathing exercises a few minutes prior to the jump and even provided me with a mint! He was good at reading me and knowing what I needed, was very sociable and made me feel comfortable and relaxed- well, as relaxed as you can be before you free fall from a perfectly safe plane! He is excellent at his job and I would recommend this place in a heartbeat!
(Review ID:8919)

One Special Experience that I will never forget.

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: Katboyd11 on 2015-09-28

Pros: Organized, Friendly, Caring
Cons: None

I am very thankful for the experience that Start Skydiving gave me. My instructor was Lonnie, and he made it so easy for every step of my first jump. I wanted to do something significant to draw a line to change my life. I was scared, but once we leaped into the sky, there was no fear. It was a beautiful day, and I felt great. It was an unbelievable experience that no words can describe. Any problems on the earth felt so small. Life is beautiful, and there is so much I can look forward to. That day became a beginning of my new chapter. I am moving on. Thank you so much, Lonnie and all the other stuff at Start Skydiving. You guys are the best!!
(Review ID:8918)

Amazing Experience..

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: jaysomani on 2015-09-25

Pros: Excellent Staff and facilities
Cons: N/A

It was my first skydiving experience. Phill was my tandem instructor and Paola was the videographer. The skydiving experience was awesome. It almost felt like we were floating on the air. Phill did excellent job during the free fall and parachuting. He kept on checking if i was ok during the jump. He even went slowly during parachuting so that I don't get motion sick. Paola was amazing, she perfectly captured moments of the jump. Overall the crew is professional, calm and encouraging. If you are planning to go for your first jump, Start Skydiving is the perfect place.
(Review ID:8916)

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