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Start Skydiving

Average Rating: 4.95
4.95 out of 5 based on 748 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  (16303 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
2014-08-27 2014-09-01 Work Stinks! Boogie

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Welcome to the Sky! Demo with Flag velo 90 Me! landing

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amazing experience

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: cornholio13 on 2014-06-22

Pros: fun, professional
Cons: bland ohio landscape

Had a great time, crew was very professional. It was very safe, and the thrill of a lifetime. I jumped with Pags and he made it a lot of fun.
(Review ID:8536)

A great experience and can't wait to go again!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: rcjeep98 on 2014-06-21

Pros: Very professional, experienced, and fun!
Cons: Chech-in process

This was my first time skydiving 6/20/24 and my tandem instructor was Linnie Kirk who was great His years of experience took away any fear I had.
The entire company does a great job of keeping things fun, safe, and professional.
(Check in process is a bit scattered and confusing...) but after that it was perfect and could not have asked for more!

In one jump I'm addicted and can't wait to go back again.

I 100% recommend the company. Not sure if you can ask for a single instructor, but if you can, ask for Lonnie, and know the entire team does a great job.

(Review ID:8535)

If you are in the Cincinnati, Ohio area This is the place to go for skydiving!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: greglennert1 on 2014-06-17

Pros: Friendly, helpful and professional staff. Excellent facilities.
Cons: I can't think of any cons.

I spent this Father's Day skydiving with my brother. This was our first time skydiving. From the moment we arrived to the time we left, everyone (from the staff to all the other skydivers) made us feel like family. Both of us chose the tandem skydive package with the basic video package. I loved every moment I was there. My tandem instructor was Dan P. He is an excellent instructor who puts you at ease and made my first jump all that much better. If Start Skydiving lets you pair up with a particular instructor, I would highly recommend him any day. I plan on returning for another tandem jump and then will sign up for their Accelerated Free Fall program. If you are new to skydiving or an experienced skydiver, I would highly recommend Start Skydiving.
(Review ID:8532)

Makes me want to go again!

Start Skydiving Rated 4 by: new_jumper on 2014-06-17

Pros: Efficient
Cons: None

Larry Compton was an awesome instructor--very relaxed, and had the experience to back it up. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great ride and at a decent rate. The photos are also excellent quality, so don't pass up on that option.
(Review ID:8531)


Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: melbelle49 on 2014-06-16

Pros: The friendliness and service of the staff and professional jumpers was by far my favorite part!
Cons: I have nothing poor to say about Start Skydiving!

This was an amazing experience, and the best Christmas gift ever! I strongly recommend getting the video package. I was in the heat of the moment during the jump and watching the fall afterward, over and over again, was simply priceless! Larry Compton is by far the best tandem jumper. He was very self confident and he let you know exactly what was going on as it was happening, allowing you to have the best first jump experience you could ever have.
(Review ID:8530)

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