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!

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
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Gila was my Tandem partner. He was very professional and wonderful in the management of the parachute and landing. The whole experience was great. It was my second time tandem, and yes, I will be back again for another dive.
The whole place is a class act. The video people are outstanding and well worth the price paid.
I loved diving out of the rear of the plane, that was so much easier !!

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This past Monday, May 30,2011 was the third time that I have been skydiving and every time has been with Start Skydiving in Middletown, Ohio. After making reservations, I called and explained that I wanted to propose to my girlfriend when we landed on the ground and they helped me out in absolutely every way they could. From the videographer, to the tandem instructors, to the managers... they made this day for me and my now fiance. Everyone there is amazing and I cant imagine taking my business anywhere else!! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!

Sincerely, Andrew Reif

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It was a great experience and a great place for my first jump. The staff was what made the experience 10X better. My tandem instructor Dan Paganini was great! Not only was he hilarious but also kept my nerves down!!!!

Andrea Knudson

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The staff was awesome, funny and energetic! They really made the jump extra amazing! The experience was exciting; everything was perfect and worth it 100%. It was the most fun I have ever had. - Megan Courter

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Overall the experience was amazing and I would go again. I felt safe and besides the butterflies I was ok. Also, the wait was not bad, I did go during the weekday however...

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I had an amazing first experience and cant wait to do it again. The instructors alone make half the trip

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If you want to sky dive this is the place you want to go! I'll be back to jump again!

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I did a Tandem jump with Dan Paganini. It was amazing the free fall was exciting. The feeling was like none I ever have had before. The parachute ride was so peaceful and enjoyable. Dan pointed out things of interest and made me feel totally safe! This is something I Am going to do again. All I can say is Thank You Dan for one of the best times of my life!

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I was impressed with how friendly the staff was and how they went over everything in a way it was easy to understand. I have nothing but great things to say from the time I walked in till the time I left! Definitely will be doing this again and at this facility.

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I had the best time of my life, everyone is friendly and fun. Clint was a great instructor, definitely coming back soon! Would recommend it to everyone! The videographers were so much fun, attitude means a lot and everyone there is soo much fun!

Tara Wolpe

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This was a blast! Special thanks to start skydiving staff, especially Dan and Gila! The videographers did a fantastic job as well! Just an unbelievable experience - everyone should go once!!

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Jonathan made my first tandem experience absolutely amazing! He dealt with my quirkiness and was very easy to talk to! LOVED it. I would DEFINITELY recommend! :)

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Thanks for the thrill! I will be back! ;)

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Start Skydiving was and will continue to be the only place that I will jump with as long as I am in the general region. This was my first jump and couldn't have gone any better. My instructor made the entire process a breeze and I hope to see this kinda of service continue for years to come. The best skydiving location in the Midwest!

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The Thrill of Your Life!

Skydivers come to this drop zone from the entire tri-state area of Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky! They are conveniently located close to Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Louisville.

They offer tandem skydiving ($139-The cheapest in the country) and the accelerated freefall methods of skydiving instruction are more thorough and safe than anywhere I have been. The tandem students are not treated as dollar signs, and the fun jumpers are always pleased to be going to full altitude and not being bumped to different loads.

Whether you are just looking for a one-time skydiving experience, or you would like to become a licensed skydiver, the professional USPA rated instructors will help you learn skydiving quickly and safely! They are all great at organizing, and give great advice. Always happy to help you out.

If you are looking for a unique and exciting outing with your family or co-workers, they have outstanding amenities and their normal price is cheaper than any group discount out there. The facility is pristine and nicer than any I have seen. Equipment is top of the line for skydiving. The aircraft can accommodate you and your friends, so you can jump together.
There is nothing that I can say negative about my experience at Start Skydiving.

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The staff was excellent and the drop zone was top notch.

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I don't use the word "awesome" but that is definitely the word that came out of my mouth as I fell out the plane. I really like the staff from my tandem instructor to my videographer to the other instructors. (Gene is great too!!!). I really enjoyed this experience and absolutely will be doing so here again this year.

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Skydived for the first time this morning and had a great time. Everyone at Start Skydiving was passionate about skydiving and had a lot of fun. Their attitude helped everyone from being scared. Had a great time. Would definitely go again!

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The experience I had with Start Skydiving was unlike anything I've ever experienced in my life!!! And I'm not even talking about the thrill of jumping out of an airplane. The staff at Start Skydiving was so knowledgeable, enthusiastic, professional, helpful, and all around terrific! They treat you like part of the family and are so excited about their next jump. I traveled 4 and 1/2 hours just to get there, and it was so worth it! I am so eager to go back soon!! I payed for the video/photo option they offer, and it was SO worth it! The video is so professional and expertly done! I couldn't have asked for anything better! This really was a life-changing experience for me! I thought I knew what I wanted to do with my life, but after I my experience with Start Skydiving, I just hope someday that I can become a skydiving instructor. Special thanks to Lonny and Mellony from Start Skydiving!
-Eric Beck

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If you want an adrenaline rush this is the place to go! I research activities that I want to do really well before hand and I highly recommend start skydiving if you want to jump out of a plane at 10,000 ft! The staff knows what they are doing, their equipment and facilities are very new and they walk you through it every step of the way. I loved my experience at start skydiving and I WILL be going back!
~Frederick Anderson

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Professional staff, with knowledgeable instructors.

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I have jumped all over the country, Start has a great facility. I'm impressed with the way they don't mind doing go arounds, and will fly loads even if there isn't enough people to fill the plane. Also they really cater to the fun jumper even though they do a lot of AFF and Tandems. Start is a great dropzone.

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I had a great time, and I'd recommend the operation in Coleman, FL to anybody.

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This was my first skydive and it was truly amazing! Todd and the staff were super friendly and answered all my many questions. The facilities were top notch and even provided corn hole boards for entertainment. I could not have asked for a better instructor than Ray (cool hairdo, by the way!)! The actual skydiving experience was beyond imagination. I was not nervous (well, maybe a little) or frightened! Although I had to wait a while due to high winds (I didn't mind waiting for safety's sake), the wait was well worth it. If you are looking to jump out of a perfectly good airplane, I highly recommend Start Skydiving in Middletown, Ohio. Thanks for a memory that will last a lifetime and I will definately be back and hopefully bring friends with me!

Kenny Merritt
Berea, KY

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There are no complainers here. Everyone gets along very well and invites everyone into other groups. There are no cliques here that isolate new jumpers or styles of jumpers. The talent here ranges from beginners to IE's and S&TA's. You can learn anything you want to learn as the range of disciplines vary from RW, Accuracy, Freefly, Big Ways, Canopy piloting and CReW, to wing suits and Pro team activities and trainers.
Best DZ I have been to in my 15 years of jumping

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