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Start Skydiving

Average Rating: 4.96
4.96 out of 5 based on 809 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  (19887 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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With Matt Harvey at Start skydiving. Melanie Johnson Welcome to the Sky! Demo with Flag velo 90

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It's like the mall, everything you want and more.

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: tobyiscool1982 on 2015-07-02

Pros: People, planes, hangar, food, service!
Cons: Not possible

I travel to a lot of different drop zones to fun jump, usually the same old thing everywhere you go, stuck up people and drama. Not one negative vibe at start, It would have taken weeks to get on all the loads that people invited me on, great great place and the vibe is everything to me. Super clean hangar, nice planes too. Every dz in the U.S. Could learn a thing or 12 from these guys!
(Review ID:8813)

Do not pass on this awesome experience!

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: fanninsj on 2015-07-01

Pros: Friendliness of staff, Safety, Professionalism, More fun than you will have anywhere else!
Cons: None

Everything about Start Skydiving was great! The facility was well maintained and even offered a great waiting area for people who were not willing to make the jump. The staff/instructors were friendly and welcoming. They were extremely professional, which made my girlfriend and myself feel a great sense of safety. Many thanks to Kyle for an awesome jump! I highly recommend him to any future jumpers. My girlfriend jumped with Brian and a videographer, both did a great job! Overall, all of the instructors of Patriot load 16 on July 1st kept the atmosphere light and made the experience memorable for my group. We will be sure to return with many more jumpers in the future. Thanks again!
(Review ID:8810)

life time experience

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: aankala on 2015-07-01

Pros: I loved it
Cons: I looooved it

"Lonnie Kirk" the man who made my diving experience wonderful and memorable for a life time... June 4th 2015....thank you Lonnie, you were a wonderful instructor and any one would enjoy the dive experience with such a friendly cheerful and enthusiastic person like without you i surely wouldn't have enjoyed my dive the way i actually did thank you....
(Review ID:8809)

Tandem jump

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: Davidthepyro on 2015-06-26

Pros: All around great experience no complaints
Cons: Gravel parking

Matt was an awesome TM!! Will be going back. Aircraft ride was short, jump was fun. Indoor seating area for wait and jump prep.
(Review ID:8801)

Add more footage to videos. Other than that amazing

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: camcon0207 on 2015-06-11

Pros: Instructor, staff, overall experience
Cons: Need a restroom in main hanger, limited shirt size in gt shop

The was my first time sky diving. I was a bit nervous. The staff was mostly courteous. So we get hooked up and are awaiting our plane. Phil was exceptional at stating what needed to be done. Was super nice, answered all questions patiently and politely. Then Melanie joined in, the videographer. She was phenomenal as well. Excited and energetic. It was great. So then we take off, that went well. So we jump out of the plane, a real blast by the way, loved it. Will totally be back. Well Phil pulls the initial parachute, I forget the name right now. That went well. Now it gets interesting. I guess the main parachute had a tension know in it, so we had to lose it. Then apparently the reserve had a know as well. Phil messed with it and got it straightened out. While we were in the air I would have never had a clue as to how bad it could have been. Phil was as cool as the other side of the pillow. He handled it phenomenally. What could have been some bad news he handled so well. I give total mad props for being so great at what he does. Melanie also done an amazing job of taking pics and video. I just wish there were more video coverage, it seems to be edited a bit short. What footage is there is great though. The pictures are amazing. Will for sure recommend and will be back myself. Again Phil was a real life saver, literally.
(Review ID:8793)

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