Restrictions


USPA membership Required
AADs Not Required
Hook turns Allowed

What it costs


AFF courses available at 269 USD
Tandem jumps from 99 USD
Jump tickets at 18 USDto 14000ft
Video available at 75 USD

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! Owner

Aircraft


Two Cessna Caravans, a fast-climbing Cessna 206 with a lexan jump door, two Robinson R44 Helicopters, and our very own Hot Air Balloon

Facilities


Gear Rentals
Gear Sales
Rigging
Packing Area
Creeping Area
Team Rooms
Video Rooms
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Load Org
Restaurant
Shops
Bunkhouse
RV
Camping
Showers

Where we jump


Middletown Regional Airport
LAT: 39.5308567431747
LNG: -84.39525604248

Contact Us


1711 Run Way, Middletown, Ohio, 45042-2300, United States
(513) 422-5867
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taylorsheets

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They did a great job of talking me through everything and making sure that I knew what I was doing and had a great time!

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Start Skydiving, is a great place to take the jump. Lonnie was great, and everyone is so friendly. Make start skydiving the only place you jump in Ohio!

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AMAZING

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Lonnie & Gila were great and I had a great first tandem jump and great video/photos for the memories!!

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Lonnie was awesome

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Today was my 2nd time, I will definitely be back!

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This is the 2nd time I’ve been fortunate enough to skydive at Start Skydiving. My first jump was in 2013 as part of a Fox 19 Breast Cancer Survivor skydive. It was an experience of a lifetime. This time I had purchased a skydive for my boyfriend for Father’s Day and realized I could skydive for free because of my Stage 4 diagnosis. My oncologist said “No” but, I don’t follow orders well and decided to jump anyhow. Kyle, was outstanding! I explained my condition and concerns and he went above and beyond to make sure I had a memorable and safe skydive! I am so thankful to Start Skydiving for offering this opportunity for terminal illness patients. What a blessing! I have zero regrets for not following doctors orders and making memories! Thank you to the girls in the office, Kyle, and everyone who took such wonderful care of me today! You made Yes his metastatic girls day! Much love

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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!

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

Yeeehaw!! Ronnie is awesome!

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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!"

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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 couldn’t 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 can’t 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!

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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!!

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Great experience, unforgettable. Great employees and area!

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It was so much more fun than I could have ever expected. I have been wanting to do it for awhile and it was better than I could have imagines. So fun! And my instructor, Santiago, was so friendly and made me feel very comfortable.

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OMG! I don`t know why did I wait for this until now. If this is your first time then I would say go to http://startskydiving.com/ and do your first jump. Everyone is experienced and fully knowledgeable. They know what they are doing.. This one was my first time and I really wanted to do it again. I drove 3 hours to do my first jump and it was worth it.

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Everything was great. All the employees are very knowledgeable. My boyfriend and I went and had Lonnie & Phil. They were both awesome. Tasha did video and was great. Don't be scared go for it!!

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Lonnie was my instructor. Considering I have no idea why I decided to go skydiving, it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Lonnie did an amazing job of making me feel safe and secure. So comfortable that friends viewing the tape asked if I had had previous instructions. I smiled for hours afterward and signed up to go again Amazing!
There are not enough stars for the experince.

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The staff at start skydiving is amazing. Everyone from pilots to manifest and instructors to packers. They are all helpful and friendly. I would recommend this drop zone to anyone and everyone!!!

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The instructor was amazing and did an awesome job. Overall was an amazing experience and ready to come back

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Love these guys and gals! Wonderful experience. If you haven't done it yet-DO IT!!! Life changer!

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Amazing people. Best experience

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This was my second jump with START Skydiving and it was even better than my first! The staff is professional and informative - and have such great, fun-loving personalities. They love what they do and it shows!
10/10 Best experience!!

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This place is great. Nothing bad to say about any of it. My tandem person was Lonnie Kirk and he was great. I was scared to death, but he took care of me. Would definitely go back.

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I am uneasy flying and I had a WONDERFUL time hurtling towards Earth today. Seriously.
I know everyone on the plane had his/her doubts about whether or not I would jump out as they watched me, trembling like a leaf, in my constipated terror. And honestly, when the door opened and it was time to go, I questioned my sanity and wanted to tell everyone where to go.
But my tandem partner Larry was wonderful, reassuring, and such a stand that I get to experience this that I couldn't resist.
I've heard several people say that it doesn't feel like you're falling when you leave the plane. Correction: YOU. FEEL. LIKE. YOU. ARE. FALLING. But it was exhilarating and peaceful, a magic unlike you will feel anywhere else.
Factories, neighborhoods, and fields wink at you all teeny weeny down below.
Larry said it so perfectly: you burst through the clouds and it looks like someone has thrown a planet at you. When the parachute is deployed, you are floating, sneakers dangling high above soccer fields and swimming pools, as you spin on the wind like the most enlivening and divine roller coaster.
It is clear that everyone loves what they do and takes this very seriously. I never once questioned my safety and I would happily do this again.
So much so, that I immediately bought another jump pass. Me, the constipated trembler who's afraid to fly.
I cannot recommend skydiving enough, and more importantly, the whole crew at Start Skydiving (especially Larry).
Thank you, everyone, for a magnificent ride.

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Everyone working at Start Skydiving was so pleasant and they made the whole experience and awesome one.
Shout out to my Tandem Instructor, Dan P., you were wonderful, thanks for the great experience.

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