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Start Skydiving

Average Rating: 4.96
4.96 out of 5 based on 1018 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  (32767 Hits)

Last Updated: 2017-01-18
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: 269 USD
Tandem: 99 USD
Video: 75 USD
Jump Ticket: 18 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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So much air

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: QuietSkies on 2018-06-26

Pros: Very friendly and super positive!
Cons: Don't have any

My very first jump was with Lonnie and he was able calm me down as we were ascending towards the clouds. It was amazingly fun from start to finish!
(Review ID:9514)

Great place to jump

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: jumpingjeff420 on 2018-06-25

Pros: Cool Funny staff
Cons: ain't none

Only place I've ever jumped, only place I'll ever jump. Start Skydiving for life! #1 fan!

Yeeehaw!! Ronnie is awesome!

(Review ID:9513)

First Time Tandem Skydive - Amazing Experience

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: Rhiannon701 on 2018-06-20

Pros: Super friendly staff with loads of experience!
Cons: Can't think of anything!

Went to Start Skydiving for my first ever tandem skydive experience. I drove 3.5 hours despite the fact that there are several dropzones considerably closer to my home. I chose Start Skydiving, though, because of all the great reviews and the fabulous rating they have. I figured if I was going to do this, I wanted to do it someplace I felt safe.

Boy did I make the right choice!

It is apparent from the moment you arrive that Start Skydiving is a first rate organization. I'd read reviews of other operations with shoddy facilities, questionable aircraft and tandem jump masters who didn't seem to have their focus on the client.

None of this was true at Start Skydiving. The facility itself is spotless and everyone I encountered working there was professional and courteous.

My tandem jump master (Brian) has made over 18,000 jumps in his life and my videographer (Phil) was upbeat, friendly and energetic. Quite a team!

The jump itself was incredible! I am so glad I paid extra for the pictures and video so I can share it with others and relive the experience myself over and over again! (It's great watching Brian's face in the video, too. There's no question about the fact that he loves what he's doing! There isn't a minute of footage where he isn't smiling!)

If you are thinking of doing your first tandem jump (or *any* jump, for that matter) Start Skydiving is the place to do it!

Challenge yourself. This is a life-changing experience! If you can do this, you can do anything!

"The best things in life are on the other side of fear!"

(Review ID:9510)

A day we will never forget!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: Karabear25 on 2018-06-17

Pros: Everything!
Cons: Nothing!

Lonnie was my instructor. He was the perfect mix of a true professional and jokester. I needed that to calm my nerves as a first time jumper. I couldnít have been matched with a better instructor. Natasha was my videographer. She was awesome, too! Both were professionals at calming my nerves and reminding me how awesome the experience was going to be. Everyone we came in contact with exceeded our expectations. This place is first class! I canít wait to go back again. Thank you so much for your support of our friend Taylor who was jumping with us as he was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. You ALL made it a day he will never forget, for that I will be eternally grateful! He told us it was one of the best days of his life! God bless you all!
(Review ID:9506)

First Jump

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: Jourdan96 on 2018-06-07

Pros: Everything!
Cons: Nothing

My first jump was with Lonnie and it was amazing! I definitely recommend anyone and everyone to go skydiving here. Will definitely be coming back!!
(Review ID:9505)

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