Skip to Content

Start Skydiving

Average Rating: 4.96
4.96 out of 5 based on 859 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

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

1711 Run Way
Middletown, Ohio 45042-2300
United States

(513) 422-5867  (22196 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!


  • Gear Rentals
  • Gear Sales
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Team Rooms
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Bunkhouse
  • RV Hookups
  • Camping
  • Showers

Upcoming Events:

Start Date End Date Event

> Post an Event

Most Recent Photos (See all 8 photos)

859 Reviews Written

GoWrite a Review
GoRead all 859 Reviews

I can't recommend this enough!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: LockAndLoad131 on 2015-11-16

Cons: absolutely nothing

Lonnie Kirk, ladies and gentlemen. This was my second jump, and Lonnie made it more fun and memorable than my first one...he's AWESOME!!! Will definitely be requesting him in the future! Tony was our videographer and camera man, and I couldn't be happier with the way it all turned out! My cousin and I have don't this twice in the past month, and we'll definitely be back. The staff is fantastic and the experience is priceless.
(Review ID:8952)

Well worth the 3 hour drive!!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: Cowbell1977 on 2015-10-26

Pros: Outstanding customer service, instructors are awesome
Cons: None

It was my first time and my wife's second. I requested Lonnie because he was my wife's instructor her first time and he is phenomenal, he makes the whole experience better than you could ever imagine. Everyone there is so kind and willing to answer any questions, you don't feel like you are bothering them. The professionalism is outstanding. Thank you Lonnie for an awesome experience! We will definitely make the 3 hour drive again to jump.
(Review ID:8945)

first time jumping

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: moorejm9 on 2015-10-22

Pros: awesome instructor
Cons: I only got to jump once

Lonnie was the instructor who jumped with me and he was awesome!! I wasn't nervous at all because he gave me very clear instructions and was very calm about it. I can't wait to go again!
(Review ID:8943)

You Have to do this!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: JODIKEITH on 2015-10-15

Pros: awesome staff!
Cons: none

This was the second jump for my husband and I. We took our nephews for their 18 and 21 birthdays. They LOVED it, as we did. I think everyone should try this at least once.
(Review ID:8934)

28th birthday officially made thanks to start skydiving

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: Aortiz06 on 2015-10-13

Pros: Attentive to detail, professionalism
Cons: Nothing!

I would definitely recommend start skydiving if you're looking for someplace that Will not only make sure that you have fun but will also make sure that you feel safe and educated before you drop 13,000 feet :) lonnie was my instructor and he made me feel not only super comfortable before We jumped, but made sure that I was also having a good time he told me to focus on my breathing three times before we jumped and I think honestly that's what made me be able to take in the whole entire experience that much more we did the rockstar package so I was able to have pictures and video of my whole experience and I've already watched it six times since coming home last night thank you Lonnie for making my 28th birthday so awesome!!! We will totally be back as soon as spring comes!!!
(Review ID:8932)

... Read all 859 Reviews