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
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Bunkhouse
RV
Camping
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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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The absolutely most thrilling experience I have ever had, and I hate roller coasters.
Have been scuba diving for 25 years and at times have been surrounded by sharks at Walkers Cay and Nassau....this skydive was even better.

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Went with three first timers. I am jumping my first tandem (after not jumping for 16 years). All three newbies said it was the best thing they had done in their life. I was really pleased to get back in the air again and start at 13K feet. Like riding a bike, but a tandem bike this time!


Kamran Dargahi

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At Start Skydiving everyone is so cool, funny and very nice. It was so much fun to jump out of the plane. We had a great view and a beautiful sunset. When someone is thinking about skydiving, than should you do this and do not miss it! It was so great! In one word: AWESOME!!!

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It was some of the most fun I've ever had! I'm considering getting my license through them I liked it so much!

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I had Paul as my first instructor and I felt completely and totally safe. He was fun but yet professional at the same time. We had a party of 6 and were able to go in the same plane and everything. All I can say is I'm hooked. It was the most intensely spiritual experience I've ever had! Then I took a group of 9 up but the weather grounded us; we rescheduled two more times and on the third try (yesterday, 10/7) we were able to go but only my daughter (who is 22) and her boyfriend were able to make this last trip (I practically forced her to come). This time I had Lonnie and he was a blast! It was again a great experience but this time, because I had an idea of what to expect, I was able to pay attention more to a few things Lonnie was informing me on and teaching (like how to control turning in the freefall and a few other tidbits of info). My daughter had a great time with Dan P and Gregory had a good experience also (I'm thinking David something was her TI). I'm ready to go to the next level but unfortunately I am a little late in the year and will have to wait until May. I wish the airfield was closer but I'm thinking of just staying for a few days next year to do my 8 AFF jumps in a few days time, instead of driving back up there so much. I work and am in a nurse practitioner program full time at UK so every bit of time I can scrape off is good. I love it there!
Cheryl Marrs

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I absolutely loved Start Skydiving. The staff was very helpful. They were there to have fun but also showed concern for our safety. The jump was amazing and I would definitely go back in a heartbeat.

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This was my first skydiving experience and it was absolutly amazing!! the staff at start skydiving are awesome!! I highly recomend skydiving at START SKYDIVING.

Josh koehler

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I had a blast! It was a great experience and I am about to go again soon!

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Scott Gila Stillwell was an incredible tandem jump instructor. He was very confident and made me feel extremely comfortable throughout the whole experience. You are in extremely good hands with Start SkyDiving.com

Many thanks for a great day,
Harvey Thompson

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Lonnie (Bono as I like to call him) was amazing. He was professional and fun. This was on my bucket list for my 50th birthday and it was everything I dreamed of and more.

Thank you Start Sky Diving for all your encouragement. The video masters were awesome, Mel and Kate, thanks to you two as well. I will be coming back with more jumpers!

Kim Taylor

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Hello,

My name is Paul Garry Norris and I went Tandem skydiving at Start Skydiving in Middleton, Ohio. I have to tell you it was great. It was one of the best experience of my life. The staff is great. My Tandem Master was Gila Stillwell and Videographer was Scott. They both help make my first skydiving experience a huge success. Gila was very professional and fun to skydive with. He helped keep me calm and relaxed so that the jump was an exciting experience. Scott also help in that regard he did a great job with my photos and video. I'm definitely going to jump again. Thanks for a great experience. I highly recommend Start Skydiving at Middleton Ohio.

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Thanks to everyone at Start Skydiving for such an amazing experience. Everyone I came into contact with was extremely fun, friendly and professional. What a great team of people! Thanks especially to Jonathan - Not only did you keep me safe, but you made sure I FELT safe as well, all while making it fun and helping me keep a smile on my face. ("Are you still there???" ). Like it says in your video, you only get one FIRST jump. Thanks for making my first jump such an enjoyable one. ~Carrie Piliero

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Thomas was a great instructor. This was my first jump and I am afraid of heights. He was very calming and comforting through the whole jump. I had a great time and can't wait to jump again.
Thanks for the great experience.
Tracy Troxel

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My son just graduated AIT in the military and we did this together as a celebration on his accomplishments! I am so proud of him and what better way to celebrate than from the sky! An unforgettable memory!! Thanks to Start.skydiving.com!! Great times!

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I have wanted to skydive for many years - finally took the opportunity. My son and I went a couple of weeks ago and had a wonderful experience. My buddy was really great - helping with my fears. Will definetly go again!

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If you have any questions they can help you with anything. Great people. Great atmosphere.

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My kids and I talked about this for years,in may 2011 we went up.It was the experience of a lifetime. Startskydiving is the place to jump!! Everyone is so nice and professional. The instructors are great!! We went up again yesterday,(sept 25),once again, AWESOME!!!! Tom Senour

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Incredibly well organized. Professional staff. Everyone was helpful and friendly. The jump guides are awesome...definitely help to make the experience what it is! Went as part of a group of 6 people. Loved it so much that we are going back just 4 weeks later. My Dad, who is 76, will be jumping with us this time! He was a paratrooper back in his Army days. I would only trust StartSkydiving.com to take him up for a jump. This company is top notch all the way around...they have your enjoyment AND safety as their priority!

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I've wanted to skydive for quite a few years and finally had the opportunity. I also managed to get my brother-in-law and mother-in-law to do it with me. My brother-in-law had been skydiving once before but he said this experience was 100% better, from the size and quality of the facilities, to the type of aircraft and the high altitude drop - 60 seconds of freefall! The staff are professional and courteous, even when it's 100 degrees outside! It was the experience of a lifetime and I hope to go again soon. We are lucky to have a drop zone like this, so close to us. -Mark Boes

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My instructor, Alex Lupson, was amazing! (not to mention super attractive) He was very helpful and made me feel comfortable and safe with what I was doing.

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I have wanted to do this for many years and decided it was time to. When checking about it the people were very friendly and informative too. Once I arrived they took good care and made sure all was well with me. My tandem buddy was great and the pictures taken are all very good. Overall I had such a blast. I have been trying to talk my friends into going so I have an excuse to go again. Everyone there was great!!! Terry Sheehan

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I had a great time at Startskydiving. I've always wanted to skydive and received it as a gift for my birthday. My 2 friends and I chose to go on my 30th birthday and it was the best decision ever!! There were some delays with the plane which backed up flight times but once the plane arrived everything went quickly. Clint was my instructor and he was excellent. I ordered the rockstar video package and was absolutely thrilled with it when i got home and watched it. I'm definitely going back to Startskydiving and bringing new people everytime!

Sara Woodring

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I have always wanted to try skydiving and I was not disappointed with Start Skydiving. This is a great group of people and I had a wonderful experience! I want to do it again!

Kim Buinicky
Dayton, Ohio

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It was the perfect place to do my first jump. I can not wait to go back soon.


Zachary Wickert

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I have done 2 Tandem Jumps At Start and I've had a blast every time! My husband jumps here as well and we've always enjoyed ourselves at this DZ!! Will be back to do another one soon! Thanks Start

Julie Woods

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