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
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
Website
Booking.com

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TracyHedge

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I'm sooooo happy I got the chance to jump at start skydiving. It was a birthday gift from my sisters and as soon as I landed I wanted to get right back in the plane to do it again. All of the staff was super friendly and made me feel safe. I can't wait to go again! Tracy Hegner

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This was my first time skydiving and it was an AMAZING experience. This is one of the craziest things I've ever done and I can't wait to do it again. I would recommend Start Skydiving to anyone. Everyone should try it out and make sure to buy a video.
Erin Hegner

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Was a beautiful day to skydive. The whole staff was polite. I had a Life changing experience! Thanks guys

-Travis brock

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I was lucky enough to have johnathan as My instructor. He was a great guy that made the experience what it was. My girlfriend took us there for my birthday and I couldn't have asked for more. Most places forget that even if you have a great product you still need a great staff. I believe that at Learn to Skydive you have an abundance of both. Thank you for a great experience and a new hobby. I will definitely look to this company for future jumps.

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I went skydiving for the first time today at Start Skydiving, and it was the most exciting, thrilling thing I have done. All of the instructors were nice and made the jump less scary and more fun.I for sure will be skydiving again.

Jake Nye

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I'm going to try not to go on and on about how truly excellent my experience was in every aspect. My first jump was simply the best thing thats ever happened to me. I'm ready to get my license and eventually be able to pass on the same thing that was given to me. Robin was a great instructor and I hope to see her again sometime! All bullshit aside I have no complaints whatsoever about the staff, location, equipment, facilities NOTHING. It was all spectacular. The adrenaline rush didn't leave my body until at least an hour later and since that day I've been thinking about skydiving all day every day!!!! I'M HOOKED! Can't wait to save up enough to get my license! I am accepting donations via pay pal lol!

Phil Dreer

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Start Skydiving Ohio was the best experence I've ever had and I can't wait to go again and start my AFF training. My instructor Lonnie was incredible and made the experience even better than it would have been.. I can't wait to go again.
David Wilson

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Went skydiving today with Dan(instructor). He was friendly, fun to talk to and very helpful. Just do what Dan says and you will have an amazing time. Today was my first skydiving experience and it was AMAZING. I would definitely do it again and do it at Start Skydiving. They are very professional, fun and friendly.

John Ku

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I jumped with Dan Paganini and he did a great job of making me feel comfortale, safe and helped me to enjoy the experience. All of the staff was friendly and knowledgable.

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AMAZING, friendly staff and smooth landing, I can't wait to go again - Marko Posavec

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The first time skydiving was through Start skydiving. My whole family went and it was my girlfriends dads 50th birthday gift, he had a blast. Everyone I talk to I tell them all about Start skydiving and how great of a place it is. I highly recommend it.
Corey Barrows

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The area is too small for so many people. A demo group had to practice in a very small area. And it was hard to get around them when it was my turn to suit up. No food on sight for those who have to wait. Everything else was great! I had Lonnie Kirk, and he's a lot of fun and very thorough on training...

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I feel as if start skydiving is not organized when it come to new beginners in the AFF course. I have waited a numbers of hours several times. I have only jumped 4 times, waited aprox. 20 hrs. total in order to complete these jumps. This seems extremely excessive. I know everyone is very busy, so too am I. I attend college, work, and take care of a family. I would love it if in the future, I did not have to wait more than a 2 hour period before I get to complete my AFF level that day. Weather permitting :) Respectfully, Misty Mathews

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I absolutely loved Start Skydiving. The employees made me feel comfortable and I felt extremely safe going up and jumping out of the plane with them. I definitely recommend this place!

-Kristen Magoteaux

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Going to Start Skydiving was one of the best things I have ever done.
Great people and great vibe.
I really recommend Start Skydiving!!

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I have been waiting 30 years to do this. Finally got my nerve up! It was such a fantastic experience and I felt safe. The people took time to make sure everything went great and checked my harness 3 times! I want to do it again because it was such an adrenalin overload and it was over so fast! I'll be back!
Kala M. Kehrer

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I completed my first AFF class and jump with John Hart and Thomas Margand. Both were great! The class was extremely detailed and John made me feel comfortable and safe, answering every question with confidence. The entire staff is very friendly and the sense of humor is wonderful. Both Thomas and John were great instructors and it is easy to see safety was at the utmost importance. Of course the skydive itself was amazing but the personalities of my instructors definitely added another great element. I'm hooked!

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Since it was my first time skydiving I can't compare them to other dropzones but I had a GREAT time! The staff is friendly and helpful given how busy they are. My instructed made me feel safe and I got to jump out last! The pilot did a corkscrew done so I was falling with plane, pretty cool for my first time. I will be going on my second jump in a couple weeks and I'm definitely going back! I would highly recommend Start Skydiving to ANY first timer!

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Clint was an awesome instructor, he made it a blast.he convinced me to do the AFF. Thanks a lot to Clint and everyone at Start Skydiving!

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Time to do it! SKO is full of professional staff who will guide you through the process step by step. They have people of all ages and races jumping every day. You have to do this at least once and see what a metaphor skydiving is for your worries; nothing is as bad as you make it out to be...

~Doug Stanziano

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The whole experience was professional and fun!

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Biggest thrill in my life everyone at start skydiving are freaking awesome will definitely do it again!

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What an amazing experience! I have friends that skydive pretty regularly and I never fully understood how addicting it was until I made my first jump at Start Skydiving! The staff was extremely helpful and informative. Everyone was friendly while we waited for our turn to jump. My instructor made sure I was comfortable with the concepts and completely informed before we headed up and again on the plane before we jumped. The jump itself was indescribable and I would recommend it to anyone as at least a once in a lifetime experience. I'm definitely coming back again!

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I went skydiving for the first time ever last week with my boyfriend, who had gone twice before. Had a little bit of anxiety but it went away fairly quickly. Lonnie Kirk was my tandem instructor and he was sensational - "best date I ever had" :) Very professional, answered any questions I had, and reassured me to no end. Needless to say, skydiving was an experience that I cannot wait to experience again. Alex Hart was in charge of my video and stills and he did an amazing job! I'm so glad I decided to get the video & stills. I have to watch them over and over to remind myself that I actually went skydiving. There is no better place than Start Skydiving!

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My daughter and friend took our first skydive 7/7/11.We had the best time of our lives. The staff were all so upbeat it calmed our nerves. Anyone out there debating on skydiving go to Start Skydiving in Middletown,Ohio. I can guarantee they will put you at ease and you will experience the time of your life. Don`t forget to get it on video with pictures so you can make all your friends jealous
thanks to you all.

Maxine Cromwell

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