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
Coaches
Load Org
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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mirandmc

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I thought that the experience was great. Although being my first time sky diving, I felt very comfortable with my master instructor and felt safe while actually sky diving. I would recommend this activity and would definitely tell them its worth it!

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The team at startskydiving is so knowledgable about the sport and it makes the experience so much fun

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For those of you who have always wanted to go skydiving but are afraid to...this is the place to go! This place is professional, friendly and experienced. I highly recommend this place. I was very nervous and Lonny my tandem master was great, he tried his best to calm me. In the end I had a great time and I can't wait to jump again with Start Skydiving. I also recommend getting the video/picture package. The pictures and videos the quality of the footage is great. Thank you to Lonny my tandem master and Alex my camera man for giving me an experience to remember! --- Carolyn Koncal

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Really enjoyed my trip! Wouldn't change much of anything about it. Only wish there were clean bathrooms on spot.

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Had an amazing time. I am terrified of heights but absolutely loved it! The main reason I only gave a 4 instead of a 5 was the mix-up we had with our video. My girlfriend and I wanted the rockstar package that's offered but didn't get it. The wrong thing was marked on their end. Simple human error and was refunded the difference. Just think there should be more done to avoid those situations and would have been nice to have been offered a discount on the video since it wasn't noticed that there was a mistake until we were already on the plane. Other than that, again, I had an awesome time and look forward to going again!

Josh Norman

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Great time, nice people, and a lifetime experience.

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We took my dad skydiving here for his 60th birthday, and it was amazing! None of the 4 of us had ever gone skydiving before, but the staff was very encouraging and made us feel comfortable. We had an awesome experience, and are even talking about returning sooner than later. I can't say anything bad about the facility, staff, or experience as a whole!

Jenny Wagner

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I cannot express how much my first skydiving experience was one of the best times ever. I was able to share it with both of my sisters who had never jumped either. The staff was extremely helpful and made our experience memorable. We were able to all go up in the same plane and it was just us with our tandem partners and our videographers. We all had the time of our lives and will definitely be back. I would like to personally thank Lonnie and Mel for making my first jump so exceptional! You two are the best! rhonda hebert

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My husband, 3 friends and I decided to go skydiving when we saw an offer on Groupon.com. My husband decided to do an AFF jump and the rest of us did tandem. It was a hot day in July and there were a few fans in the facility, but no AC other than in a small airport building disconnected from the hanger. We thought we would be on the manifest an hour or two after my husband's class got out at 12:30, but we didn't get to jump until 7pm! Mind you we were all there at 8am for the start of his class, so it took our group of 5 nearly 12 hours from start to finish. We brought lunch and snacks to hold us over thinking we'd be done before dinner. While there are drink machines at the facility, there was no food available so we had to go out for a quick dinner and get back in time to get ready to jump.

Also, we didn't even get to jump from the same plane. My husband and I got to jump together and the other three went in the plane before us. Since a few of us were getting pictures and video, they didn't have room for all of us at the same time. Oh, and check your video at the facility before you leave. They forgot to actually burn mine to the disc before they handed it to me, but took care of it right away when I told them about it.

I understand that there were a few technical issues and timing problems that day along with a short stint of rain. Once all was said and done, it was a great experience actually skydiving and I will definitely do it again someday and most likely with Start Skydiving. However, we will probably all just do tandem so we don't get stuck waiting for 12 hours.

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Start Skydiving is a really great place to go skydiving for your first time, the people are really excited to be there and help you, so they make you feel really comfortable. They don't make you wait around, for tandem you watch the video, suit up and get ready and go up in the plane! They make you feel really confident and not nervous at all. They are awesome, I recommend it to anyone!

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My husband, daughter, and I all did our first (tandem) jumps at StartSkydiving - what a wonderful experience! We each had our expectations blown away in the best possible way! We can't wait to go back. We'll ONLY go to startskydiving!!

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It has been a great experience back to the sport for me at Start Skydiving! Started back after a 2 year absence from the sport. The original dz I began skydiving at in 2004 has since taken a turn for the worst. Many of my friends and fellow skydivers have found a new home here at START! It's an exciting place to be with many new faces and old alike. My fiance has since began her AFF instruction at START with minor issues and complaints, but the instruction is top notch! Blue Skies, Brian Klosterman

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Christina Wigton

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Best experience ever! Highly recommend this place to everyone!!!

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Very fun, exciting experience. All staff is very helpful, and professional I would refer any of my friends to sky dive HERE!

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I was incredibly nervous and excited all at once. My instructor made the entire experience enjoyable!!! Thank you Lonnie Kirk!!!

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This place was awesome! I am definitely coming back, no doubt. The staff was awesome, they really make you feel more comfortable if it is your first jump. It was the most fun I have ever had in my entire life. The only bad thing that I can say about this place, and its not their fault, but they can get very busy so if you want to actually jump at your scheduled time, show up early and get all the paperwork and video done and out of the way. They were very organized and there is a clear time frame on the TV that tells you who you are jumping with and approximately when you can expect to jump which was very nice. Thank you so much for the experience of my life!!
-Michael Runnels

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I had an amazing time at start skydiving. Everything there was great including the employees, who were all very helpful and friendly. I had such an amazing experience and I definitely plan on going back really soon.

Jessica Shroyer

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This was my first skydive and I couldn't be happier. The staff was energetic (even at the end of the day) and genuinely tried to make the experience a fun one. I purchased a DVD and Photos along with my tandem dive and was very impressed. I now have video and 133 pictures to document every moment (whether flattering or not!). I definitely plan on revisiting for a second dive. Thanks!

Kathleen Reed

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This was my first time skydiving and it was a great experience. The trainers make you feel so comfortable and relaxed that I didn't really even get nervous. I wouldn't change anything about my experience. I would highly recommend start skydiving in middletown, oh to anyone that is wanting to skydive. Thank all of you at start skydiving for giving me a great experience. I will be back to jump again.

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I felt confidence for my first skydive with the well organized, professional, yet friendly and relaxed environment. I felt all staff knew what they were doing, attention to details and safety first. Extremely well run operation.

Jill shuller

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This wasn't my first diving experience, but I believe Start Skydiving is by far the best place to go. Their staff is amazing and very helpful. I will be getting my AFF training from them which I am stoked for! It's just a big family which I LOVE! Definitely won't be jumping anywhere other than Start! Jessica Jones

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Today I went skydiving for the very first time and had a wonderful time! I was there early so I didn't have to wait at all. Jonathon, my instructor, took all the time that I needed to answer all my questions and get me ready for the jump. He is an excellent teacher! I had the time of my life and can't wait to go back!

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I received a Groupon offer and the pricing motivated me to take "The Plunge". I drove 2.5 hours to the facility and had a 1pm appointment. I arrived 1.5 hours early and they added me to an earlier time. The instructor Dan P.was very informative and went over all directions and made this jump easy as falling off a log that was 10,000 feet off the ground. We had a GREAT flight and didn't even get any bugs in my teeth, which I thought I might because I was grinning ear to ear. I would definitely go again and probably check into a program for solo jumping. Jane A Price

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My mom and I went skydiving for the first time ever. We were a little nervous but the staff were so friendly we soon forgot what we were about to do. I have to say the staff were excellent and we had the time of our lives. So much so that we are doing it again July 24th. We are bringing 10 additional people with us.Thanks Start Skydiving Team.

Ashley Evringham

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