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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megandelaney

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I went skydiving with my dad and a close family friend on a busy Saturday. We had to wait a little longer than we had expected but it was totally worth it! My instructor was so personable and totally laid back and cool which put me at ease. He even gave me the courage to be the first one to jump! It was the most thrilling experience I've had in my life and I can't wait to go again!

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START Skydiving of Middletown, Ohio provided us with the best experience of a lifetime. I have had the good fortune of experiencing thrills from a variety of different forms of racing and speed, but none of them compare to the sport of skydiving! It is my new favorite sport and I am grateful to START Skydiving for providing to me the opportunity. You guys, and gals, ROCK!! Thanks again and definitely see you soon!

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I had the pleasure of experiencing skydiving for the first time today. We had a group of four booked to celebrate my Uncle's 40th birthday. The instructions/class was simple and easy to follow. The instructors were so friendly and very professional. They made this experience absolutely amazing! Words cannot describe my experience and I believe everyone in my group would say the same. It was literally breathtaking. I strongly recommend Start Skydiving to anyone considering taking a dive. It is truly an experience of a lifetime. We are already discussing when to book our next skydiving adventure with Start Skydiving in Middletown Ohio. You guys are top notch and we appreciate your friendliness and professionalism! I can't wait to do it again!

Thanks for a wonderful experience today!
Carrie Jackson

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This place is awesome! Everyone is super relaxed but still professional. The buildings are clean, planes are in good shape. The video and picture taking service is awesome. I highly suggest anyone to go to this place.

Mike Compart

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This operation was first class. The facilities were clean, the people were neat, courteous, informative and very friendly. I felt safe and assured throughout the entire process. I liked the personal instruction from the tandem partners. It was obvious that each of them were concerned about their clients. I only wish it had lasted all day up there in the sky. What a great experience! One negative for me was that I didn't realize how painful my ears would get, which tells me to be sure to take a decongestant when I arrive to eliminate that.

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This was my first time skydiving. The staff was very friendly and they made the whole experience exciting from start to finish. The video and pictures were also amazing and really captured the moment. I look forward to my next jump with them.

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This was the best first experience with Skydiving you could ever have! I felt incredibly safe the entire time and the staff were very knowledgeable and lots of fun! I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to learn how to skydive - I'm definitely going back again soon. :)

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Start Skydiving was an excellent place to begin my skydiving adventure. Not only were they straight up with us, but they treated us just like their friends. They give you a good feeling when you're around them and they do their jobs correctly. If more places were like them then I think we would live in a better world.
-Austin Russo

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I loved the experience I got from Start Skydiving. My instructor Jonothan was friendly and a very cool guy. I enjoyed Start Skydiving from the minute I walked in all the way to when I was leaving. Its a truly great place.

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I went skydiving this past weekend for the first time ever and I could not have been happier with the experience at Start Skydiving. I did a tandem with Dan Paganini who made me feel extremely comfortable with everything so I could just enjoy the ride. By far the best experience of my life and I will be going back for sure.

Todd Schumaker

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I would recommend Start Skydving to anyone! They make everyone's experience memorable. The person I was with had never jumped before and they were very kind and answered all his questions and calmed his nerves. They made both of our experiences ones to remember! My friend is now going back for his AFF after one jump at Start Skydiving!

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Start Skydiving went above and beyond what my friend and I could even imagine! The atmosphere was wonderful the minute we walked in. Lonnie Kirk was the the best instructor I could ever ask for, as well as my photographer Melanie. This experience was truly once in a lifetime and I am so happy with my choice in Start Skydiving. I recommend it to anyone interested in skydiving. I had the time of my life and am sure to go back!! Best Jump EVER!!!

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I was very nervous about jumping out of a plane for the first time in my life, but the staff did a lot to assuage my fears. My tandem jumping instructor, Paul, was extremely experienced and calm. I recommend ordering the video and requesting the videographer named Mel. She did an awesome job and made the entire experience very entertaining (it helps that she is very attractive as well) :) The video and still shots turned out amazing! I can't wait to show my grandkids when the day comes!

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I have been so nervous for many years to skydive. Finally I did it, and the staff that works at start skydiving helped ease my worries. They were so professional, and made everyone feel calm. The jump was great, and the videos just as awesome. I can't wait to do it again soon!! I am recommending everyone I know, to go there!!
Thanks again

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Great, professional staff; all equipment in excellent shape--really recommend Start Skydiving! This was my very first jump ever; I'm 53 and always wanted to try skydiving. Dan was my tandem instructor; he was obviously an experienced professional with a great sense of humor. He made me feel more relaxed and worked with me--the landing was amazingly smooth--glided gently to a stop on my butt. Gila did the photo/videography- great job!! You guys are great! THANK YOU for the amazing experience!

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Overall, it was an awesome experience! I felt totally comfortable with my guide and he made it really fun! One thing I didn't care for was that we had to wait about 40 minutes in our blue jumpsuits before we went up (it was about 92 degrees)

-Maria Wheeler

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Had a 1 o'clock reservation but did not jump until 5:30. No one could tell us when we were going to jump and it turned into a very long day. Once it was our turn to jump it was awesome. Great experience. Great instructor. Cant wait to do it again.

Bernard Smith

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I've been to Start Skydiving 3 times now and I keep coming back for more. The staff have always been friendly and helpful, even when I was a first-timer. I never felt out of place because I was inexperienced. Overall, they did a great job making sure that my first skydiving experience was one to remember, so much so that I've returned with friends to share in their first time experiences. I would highly recommend checking out Start Skydiving for your next jump...

Taylor Russell
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We had a lot of weather delays but overall it was absolutely fantastic! I still can't believe I did it!! The instructor I had was great! Hope to jump again real soon.

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Awesome time— no complaints at all – great time – planning to go back – they were very safe and explained a lot --Adam Moore-

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I would highly recommend this facility to anyone that is interested in jumping. For a first timer like me there couldn’t have been a better place to go. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our wait was short but even in that short period we had instructors approach us and make conversation. Great experience!!

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Everyone from greeter to cashier to TI and photographer were awesome. Way to go Gila and Melanie.

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First time ever and can't wait to go back! I would recommend these guys for a lot of reasons! Let me throw out there that they went the highest of our area in dropping us out the plane which results in a longer fall & glide, I also would highly recommend the Rock Star package with video & photos beyond worth the $$! The professionalism is unmatched and where else!

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Amazing experience! The staff was outstanding...Alex, Melanie and Lonnie, words can't describe their enthusiasm and professionalism! Lonnie gave me the ride of a lifetime, he squashed all my fears and allowed me the enjoyment of "flying". Lonnie, thank you buddy. We were as one once the 'real' experience began! Amazing, Awesome, life changing experience! Thank you "Start Skydiving"! All of you!

-Tony Brown

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From check-in to flight to diving, everyone at Start Skydiving was simply awesome. They only enhanced the thrill of the dive. Gila provided clear and easy to follow dive instructions, and Mel (the videographer) helped to make and captured a thrilling time! Thanks to everyone!

-Chris Kell

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