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Average Rating: 4.96
4.96 out of 5 based on 943 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  (29813 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!


  • 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

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Excellent experience

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: gregwillis15 on 2017-06-11

Pros: Instructor, experience
Cons: You have to register to leave a comment

This was a great experience. I highly recommend. Lonnie Kirk was my instructor and he was absolutely perfect. His experience was evident and that made me feel very safe and comfortable. I will be back!
(Review ID:9290)

First Flight

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: hym81509 on 2017-06-11

Pros: Instructors were amazing
Cons: Wait time

The whole experience was definitely worth it. My videographer was awesome and my instructor explained everything extremely well. Well worth the money.
(Review ID:9289)

An amazing experience .

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: Pholbrook on 2017-06-09

Pros: The wait was very reasonable and I felt well informed.
Cons: We had a large group and had to split up.

Being able to realize and share a wheelchair bound friends dream with him was the ultimate experience. The care, compassion and dignity shown to him was phenomenal. Appreciate, so much, Start Skydiving for giving us this opportunity and making a dream come true.
(Review ID:9287)

Amazing group and patient with peoples natural apprehension

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: a_gunslinger on 2017-06-09

Pros: Extremely effecient, Professional, Courteous, Great instructors
Cons: None

What an amazing outfit. Professional, efficient, you feel safe the second you get there. Highly recommended, esp. for first jump. You notice the team and crews focus and concentration from the start. My tandem instructor Lonnie was amazing. From instilling confidence, teaching you, explaining what to expect, all blended with anxiety reducing humor. They are a perfect blend of customer service, technical experts, and therapists. This is not a run of the mill dropzone. I can see why they are 5 star and number 1. Willl definitely be back after my heart rate returns to normal.
(Review ID:9286)

beast mode

Start Skydiving Rated 5 by: Justinfriddle on 2017-05-31

Pros: Da bomb!
Cons: I want more!

I have jumped several times and this is by far the best!
(Review ID:9282)

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