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Start Skydiving

Average Rating: 4.96
4.96 out of 5 based on 917 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  (25577 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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  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Team Rooms
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Bunkhouse
  • RV Hookups
  • Camping
  • Showers

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Best Day Ever

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: ssteele54 on 2016-08-21

Pros: Professional staff, informative, exciting
Cons: no cons

My instructor was Lonnie. He made it such a great experience. This was my third jump at Start Skydiving Middletown and it was the best one yet. Beyond exciting and so much fun I can't wait to do it again.
(Review ID:9140)

Awesome place!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: Sarahf16 on 2016-08-21

Pros: Awesome staff, friendly upbeat environment
Cons: None

I couldn't have asked for a better first skydiving experience!! Donnie was super welcoming and an awesome instructor. I definitely recommend this place over and over again. They are all extremely nice and welcoming people. Will be back!
(Review ID:9139)

The place to go for skydiving.

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: CWych on 2016-08-15

Pros: Friendly staff, professional instructors, great atmosphere
Cons: Not one.

Since this was our first time jumping, I did some research to find the best dropzone. We decided on Start Skydiving and, man, am I glad we did. We traveled 3 hours to get there, passing DZs that were closer, but I wanted to jump at the best. Lonnie was my instructor/tandem partner and he couldn't have been better. Very confident, very professional, but kept it light and humorous the whole time. If you are even considering it, take my word, drive to Start Skydiving and experience the most incredible thing in your life. I can't wait to go back.
(Review ID:9137)

Fantastic experience for my whole family!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: MikeFrancis on 2016-08-15

Pros: Facilities, Staff
Cons: No cons this time.

This was my 3rd jump, my wife's 2nd, and my daughter's 2nd, but my 2 sons had never been before. I wanted to make sure that they had a great experience because this was their first time. My expectations were surpassed by the staff at Startskydiving. All were professional, friendly and of great help in making this family outing a thrilling experience. Lonnie was my instructor this time and I couldn't be more pleased with how he handled everything. We had so much fun that I immediately purchased our next jump for all five of us. Thanks to Middletown, Ohio Startskydiving staff for a great experience!
(Review ID:9136)

The most fun I've ever had!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: turbobill on 2016-08-09

Pros: professionalism, friends can come watch you land, quick process from start to finish
Cons: none

This was literally the most fun I've ever had; no exceptions. Dan P was my instructor, and from the very beginning until the very end he exuded calm professionalism and class. I can't recommend doing this enough. I will absolutely be back to feed my newfound addiction.
(Review ID:9128)

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