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Start Skydiving

Average Rating: 4.96
4.96 out of 5 based on 834 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  (20897 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
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  • Load Organizers
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Bunkhouse
  • RV Hookups
  • Camping
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With Matt Harvey at Start skydiving. Melanie Johnson Welcome to the Sky! Demo with Flag velo 90

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Great instructor, great camera guy, couldn't have asked for a better first jump

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: alexpowers25 on 2015-08-25

Pros: Absolutely a phenomenal experience! Everything was great
Cons: None

Lonnie Kirk is the best! Very professional, coaching was great, phenomenal first jump experience, I definitely would jump with him as my instructor again. Definitely plan to come back to request him specifically this year and potentially next.
(Review ID:8874)

Overall great place to have first skydive experience

Start Skydiving Rated 4 by: hlovett on 2015-08-24

Pros: Professionalism and facilities
Cons: Minimal instruction

Overall was very pleased with the experience at StartSkydiving. The jump was awesome. Everything went smoothly and felt safe. Instructors were very professional and friendly.

Would definitely do it again.

The only two criticisms are first that we were not sure exactly where to go on arrival and the front desk staff at the time were not very welcoming or friendly. Secondly there was no instruction at all as to what to expect or what procedure would be for the jump until about 3 minutes before jumping out of plane. There should be at least a short instructional class in hangar before putting jumpsuits on and boarding plane.

(Review ID:8873)

Another amazing experience!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: Mittens on 2015-08-20

Pros: Everything
Cons: Wish it was closer!!

This was my second visit to Start Skydiving and I was once again completely blown away by how great off a time I had. My tandem diver was Kyle and he was awesome. Very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. I couldn't have asked for a better partner. Thank you all so much for another amazing day and we will see you again soon since we all bought more jump tickets!
(Review ID:8871)

Didn't even have to wait very long in the hanger, maybe an hour. All the instructors introduced them

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: SamShaw17 on 2015-08-19

Pros: Instructer was amazing and I wasn't nervous!
Cons: N/A

Great service, workers and the view was beautiful! They all made me feel very safe but still have so much fun!
(Review ID:8870)

I will be back!!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: HannahT on 2015-08-19

Pros: Very clean/nice location, friendly staff, extremely safe, calming atmosphere
Cons: N/A

My best friend and I wanted to do something exciting before our college classes started back up for the year. WOW!!! We were not disappointed!! This was the most adventurous and fun thing I have ever done, and I could not have asked for a better experience! Dan P. was my instructor. He was amazing! He was so encouraging and funny. Dan was very personable and made me feel at ease when I began getting pretty nervous while we were in the plane. I would definitely recommend this place (and Dan P. as an instructor) to anyone who is considering skydiving. I also highly recommend ordering the photo and video package! Ray (the photographer/videographer) was great. Every time I watch the DVD or look through the pictures, I will get to relive that exhilarating experience. Start Skydiving is an overall fantastic place. I felt safe and secure at all times. I will be back for sure! Thanks to everyone who made it so memorable!
(Review ID:8869)

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