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Average Rating: 4.96
4.96 out of 5 based on 901 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  (25153 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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My tandem jump was great

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: stacierecker on 2016-07-24

Pros: It was very easy and fast. The staff are very friendly.
Cons: none

I did a tandem jump with Larry Compton and he was great! We expected to be there for a couple hours, but we completed our jump in about an hour. I would definitely come back!
(Review ID:9108)

Phenomenal Experience!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: sbaker on 2016-07-24

Pros: Professional, Thorough, Friendly, Excellent Photos
Cons: None

I had a fantastic experience and I wanted to make sure to share how awesome I think Start Skydiving is!! From our check-in, to getting our videos back, I cannot adequately express what an awesome time both my son and I had! I am sure there is no place more perfect for a first skydiving memory (and it won't be the only one for me I'm sure since I wish I could jump again tomorrow!). With both a professional and friendly manner, everyone I encountered was excellent! I felt at ease the minute I met Larry Compton - he told me what to expect, what I would need to do and was the perfect partner, from getting harnessed to landing! Thank you, Larry for making sure that I honestly can say that I wasn't worried about my safety or afraid once I met you! I would jump out of a plane any day as long as you were there! I also want to make sure to give high praise to the photographic expertise of Gila! He took such amazing photos and video (he does such a great job even while free falling, and he has such a positive, upbeat attitude the whole time - definitely made me feel like a rockstar!). Thanks to the rest of the team there who made me feel special - I truly can't express just how phenomenal this experience was! Thanks for helping me to make such a wonderful memory! I also want to give a shout-out to the team that was with my son - Larry Lemaster and Rob Baumann - thank you Larry for keeping my boy safe and making this an experience that he will never forget! We were so lucky to get the two Larry's for our first jump! Although I like my job, after seeing what a beautiful office you all have, I am definitely jealous.
(Review ID:9107)

First tandem skydive was amazing!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: Krissylm on 2016-07-21

Pros: Everyone was very friendly and I felt very welcome, that I was in great hands!
Cons: There were no cons!

From the moment we arrived everyone was very helpful and informative. I felt very conformable that they knew exactly what they were doing. They made my experience one I will never forget! I would definitely go back! Thanks Lonnie for the awesome experience!
(Review ID:9106)


Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: versatile86 on 2016-07-19

Pros: Easy
Cons: NONE

If you like ADRENALINE RUSH, this is the place to go when you are in the area!
Easy access very friendly, professional and the best instructors you could ask for.
This was my first jump and they made it memorable. Will definitely do it again.

(Review ID:9104)

Fantastic First Skydiving experience

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: Kalyani.r.kale on 2016-07-17

Pros: friendly staff, easy registration, good video package, excellent experience
Cons: None

I wanted to do this from quite some time. It was a good time and weather to take to task today. I was very nervous but the friendly staff made the experience easy and memorable. Lonnie Kirk my Tandem Instructor helped and made my first skydiving experience fantastic. This was the best and I will definitely do Skydiving again, thanks to Lonnie! Just waiting for my video to be uploaded on youtube by the team :) And yes I took the Rockstar video package and totally felt like one. Kudos to Lonnie, the videographer and photographer from Start Skydiving!!!!


(Review ID:9103)

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