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Start Skydiving

Average Rating: 4.96
4.96 out of 5 based on 883 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  (24734 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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  • Team Rooms
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Bunkhouse
  • RV Hookups
  • Camping
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First time jumper

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: Jaimers on 2016-06-20

Pros: First time jump it was awesome
Cons: None

Yesterday was my first jump. It was amazing . I jumped with Lonnie Kirk and he was awesome. Very friendly, fun, amazing guy. I was very lucky to have him with me. He answered questions talked to me the whole time. I would defiantly recommend start skydiving and Lonnie is awesome . I can't wait to jump again!'n
(Review ID:9077)

Everyone should do this!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: JumpfanMike on 2016-06-20

Pros: everything
Cons: nothing

My first jump was with Lonnie. He was really great and friendly. He answered all my questions and took awesome pics during the dive. This was only my first dive but it hooked me. I hope to have many more in the future. The company and staff is amazing, can't wait to go again.
(Review ID:9075)


Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: gymbunny100 on 2016-06-19

Pros: An amazing experience
Cons: None

I was so nervous, but Lonnie was a great instructor, he knew exactly what to do. Made it a fun, and exciting experience!! Thanks again , and thanks lonnie!
(Review ID:9073)

The most incredible experience EVER!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: Baker2ai on 2016-06-14

Pros: Friendly Staff
Cons: Weather condition waits are not explained well.

Larry L made my jump incredibly memorable. The staff joke with you and help calm your nerves. The free fall is unforgettable, because I forgot everything else (the camera man, the tap to let your arms out, that fact I was falling to the earth). Once the shoot was pulled and we was floating he helped me calm my breathing, by encouraging me to take a deep breath and take in the beautiful sight. The land got closer and the slide in was soft like riding a slide, not like coming in to home base.
I plan to do this again. We jumped from 13,000 feet. Friends asked me how long was your free fall, how long was your parachuting? All I can say is time is non existent, but it goes way to fast. I can't wait to go again.

(Review ID:9065)

An incredible experience

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: DJClark on 2016-06-12

Pros: Great staff
Cons: Only jumped once

I went for my first time skydiving ever at Start Skydiving, and I had a blast. My tandem instructor Lonnie was awesome and guided me through the process on the ground and in the air before the jump. I would recommend this drop zone to anyone and already want to go back for another jump!
(Review ID:9061)

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