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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Restaurant
Shops
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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brittanyhunka

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I had a great time at Start Skydiving. The day was beautiful, and the staff was wonderful. Everything went well and I definitely recommend it. I'm actually planning on making a visit very shortly to jump again! -Brittany Hunka

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misterphalanges

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This is an unreal experience. We drove 4 hours because our friends got the "GroupOn" coupon but the staff was so sick that we'd definitely go back down to jump again with those guys. They made you feel almost too comfortable! Well worth it to get your butt to "Start Skydiving!!!"

-Greg Macklem-

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This was my first jump, after 20+ years dreaming about it. The real thing far exceeded my expectations - I LOVED it! The Groupon price made it possible, but START Skydiving made it impossible to do only once. The staff was awesome, the atmosphere of the place was festive, the whole experience was amazing. Nothing better than to see people working hard, taking their jobs seriously, but having a great time doing it. Maria Browne

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malinda777

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Great experience! I recommend them to anyone!

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I went skydiving with my sisters to celebrate of of their birthdays. To be honest, skydiving was not something I was really excited to do. I just went along to avoid being left out. I'm so glad I did - it was the experience of a life time! The first words out of my mouth upon landing? "I want to do that again!" As a matter of fact, I already have another jump scheduled. Facilities and people are all very nice. They are honest about the wait. Take time to hang out with your family/friends and enjoy the scenery at the airport.

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Over all just a great experience. I had never considered it in the past. One of the best personal experiences that I have ever had. I would recommend them to anyone. I was very impressed with the altitude of my first jump..13K. Unheard of, could we go higher. Thanks to Dan (from Chicago), I felt comfortable. I look forward to my next jump.

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It was my first jump and it was a great experience.

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4adrenaline

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My friends and I came from Indianapolis and passed two other skydiving places to go to Start Skydiving. It was worth it by FAR! Was our first time, and we are definitely hooked. This is the crew to jump with for sure.

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This place is great and if you are scared just hang out in the hanger and watch all the people come off the field with smiles. I brought 6 friends recently and it's been a week and they still talk about it.

Worth it!

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I was totally blown away with my first experience Tandem Skydiving!! I felt that the ease of regestering & of finding the airport were wonderful. I do believe that one of the best assets I had was my Tandem Coach(Lonie-not sure of spelling). I also have been impressed with the ability to share my video via e-mail with friends.

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I went to startskydiving.com and went to the Middletown, Ohio location. The experience was amazing and I will always remember it. I was so thankful to have such a good instructor, Alex, as he helped to ensure my experience was a blast. Thanks to all you guy!!!
-Kayla Bush

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This was my first skydiving experience. I did a tandem jump with Thomas, and I have to say it was the most amazing thing I have ever done. Thomas was very professional, confident, yet still very friendly and fun. I would recommend StartSkydiving to anyone, and will be back soon! Kari Fletcher

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My first jump was the fun time I had in my life, I am coming back for my second jump on 8-28-11 - David Ford

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The whole time I was nervous to get into the airplane and jump out. This was my first time ever on an airplane. Once they opened the door to jump out I was ready!! It was such a fun experience and I cannot wait to do it again. It's not like anything you have done before. I highly recommend going with Start Skydiving if you ever want to go and jump out of a plane. They are prepared and make you feel safe the whole time you are in the air.

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This was my first skydive ever. It was a surprise from my wife for my 30th birthday. I literally didn't know until we pulled into the parking lot. The staff was great! I was tandem to Lonnie K. and he was great! I couldn't have asked for a better time. The videographer was awesome as well! They all made us feel very welcome and I was ready to go back up as soon as we landed. AMAZING EXPERIENCE. Can't wait to do it again and again!

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Very nice experience overall. Would highly recommened to anyone for their first time. Had a great time. Stewart Mondry

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I had a blast going skydiving for the first time! I felt very comfortable with the staff and gear and absolutly loved the jump! I tell all of my friends about the great experience I had.

Sarah Courter

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The overall environment was perfect for thrill seekers looking to get started in the world of skydiving. Our instructors were ultra experienced (mine had 3000+ jumps) and the mood was very upbeat. We hired cameramen to film us. They were entertaining to have on the plane and while skydiving. Only concern is for those who are a little more timid. The training was very brief, which didn't bother any of us going but may upset anyone fearful of their first time. Definitely going back though.

Tyler Tigges

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My family and I were completely new to skydiving before this but Start Skydiving made it a rewarding and easy going experience. It was a quick process with not much hassle or waiting even though there was only one plane, they made it work. The instructors were nice and very energetic but the only thing I was confused about was the fact we were told what we were supposed to do while on the plane and it was loud and hard to hear. Other than that I highly recommend this skydiving business.

-Spencer Tigges

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We jumped on a Sunday, were scheduled at 9AM and arrived 10 minutes early. We filled out all of the necessary paperwork, watched the video, and paid our fees at the front desk. The morning had already started off with a weather delay due to some low hanging clouds, so we were pushed back a bit right off the bat (nothing that could have been helped). Several groups went, and after awhile our group's names started showing up on the scheduled flights board (6 of us, total). I think at some point in time, a few loads boarded before us and bumped us back in line, they may have been single jumpers though, and as we were tandem, we were supposed to let them go first if I remember correctly. Our jump time finally came after more cloud delays, and we boarded the plane at roughly 2PM. We were tired, nervous, excited, and just about every other emotion a human could experience. Due to them being backed up from the delays, our instructors were landing, jogging over to us, putting on another parachute and boarding the plane yet again in a matter of minutes, so I felt as if we did not get to go over the process and receive good instructions on what we were to do. This may have been out of their control, as it was weather related and they were busy, but it was a little bit unsettling watching them jog to and from the hangar, sometimes forgetting items, or even putting their parachutes on as they were boarding the plane. It also would have been nice to be told what was going to happen and what we needed to do before we got on the plane, it being so loud. Once we boarded, however, everyone was at ease. The instructors spoke to us, asked questions, made sure we were OK, took pictures and video, laughed, etc. The jump itself was simply amazing, hard to put into words, and it was far beyond my expectations. The pictures and video I received were second to none, and the experience the instructors and videographers both have really shines through in your moment of doubt. I was incredibly nervous, terrified, even, but thanks to Start Skydiving's expertise and moral support, I overcame and had a really, really good time.

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Absolutely one of the best experiences of my life. The staff was amazing, the instructions were easily understood, the video team is amazing, and the "feel" of the hangar can't be beat. These people LOVE what they do, and it shows. Very professional while keeping the experience fun. I have been twice, and I am planning on getting certification from them in the future! Thanks Start Skydiving! -Randall Roe

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Took my first tandem jump here and loved it. The people were friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I will definitely go back again.
Wendy Gradwohl

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Awesome place with great planes, caring staff, and good vibe.

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I did my first jumps when they were still out at Warren County and finished my license when they relocated to Middletown. I gotta say they completely transformed me from a nervous, sketchy novice, to a confident skydiver. All of the instructors and coaches are all amazing. I remember my turning point was when Niklas had me come out first thing in the morning and within 5 minutes I was on the plane (it was only me and him) right as a storm was rolling in. Staff is as personable as they are experienced. The even instructors remembered me after I hadn't been around for over 5 months, and I know how many people they see daily.

Facility is top notch. John runs a great DZ. Its clean, plenty of tables, huge packing area, awesome manifest, etc. The aircraft are great, usually got the caravan out, but they have a twin otter, a 206, and even a hot air balloon sometimes.

So whether you are experienced, just learning, or only wanting to try it out, StartSkyDiving is a great place to experience one of life's greatest opportunities.

I am sad that I no longer will be able to frequent this DZ, as I joined the Air Force and am now in Missouri. So I'll have to be hittin up Skydive Kansas City, but you bet I'll be back to StartSkyDiving for a day of fun when I get the chance to come home. To the guys at Start just keep doing what your doing and I'll see you all again someday.

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OMG! this is the best time I have ever had!! it was so good I'm back for round two the very next day. total professionals never once did I not feel safe thanks to this team of pros I found a new hobby

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