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Start Skydiving 2 12 2012

    News from Start Skydiving:

Safety Day is March 3rd at Start Skydiving:

  Safety is paramount at Start Skydiving and it will be emphasized in everything we do this year. Please join us for Safety Day 2012 at Start Skydiving on Saturday March 3rd. This is a great time to see old friends, plan your upcoming skydiving season and become current on the most important aspect of our sport, “safety”. Things get started at 9am and should conclude around 2pm with free pizza for lunch.  Last year we had record attendance and hope to exceed it again this year. We will be raffling off 30 lift tickets, a tandem skydive and an AFF skydive during the event – all you have to do is be present.

2012 Tunnel Camp: 

Come join us at the largest wind tunnel in the world and train with John II and John III March 23-25!  We will be working on RW skills, mastering the mantis body position and having a blast!  While this camp is 4-way oriented, it can be geared to train and practice any belly-flying skills such as those needed for AFF/Coach jumps. People will learn in tandem with each other, allowing two coaches and two people to be in the tunnel together, reducing the cost of the time. Contact John Hart III at for more information and to book your time.

 Team Fastrax 4 Way

  News from Start Skydiving Florida:

We’ve learned a few things here in Florida over the last few weeks that we’re happy to share with everyone:

1. This is a GREAT place for AFF when the winds aren’t coming out of the West, South or Southwest.

2. Jumping out of a 206 all season is actually pretty fun. (Really!!)

3. If the weather isn’t nice… wait 10 minutes.

4. Airplane pilots are freakishly good canopy pilots on their first jump.

5. Free publicity is the best publicity.

6. Never eat a bucket of KFC before your first skydive.

7. Clint has an incredibly strong stomach.

We had our very first AFF student when 206 pilot Scott Neaves did his Category A a few weeks ago, along with Keirren Dale (son of tandem instructor, Rick.)  Scott’s relaxation in the air and skills as a pilot carried over to his jump and he’s just about cleared for solo!  Both students are doing well and we’re happy to have started a couple more skydiving careers here. Also, Treeman’s brother, Chris, is here finishing up his A-license and d oing great.

Thomas, Treeman and Keirren Dale

Recently, we were visited by rock band, Rival Sons, who are on tour supporting Evanescence.  They all jumped and had the greatest time… so great in fact, that they got us backstage passes for the show that night in Tampa, and gave Start Skydiving Florida a huge shout-out on stage in front of thousands of fans! We love free publicity from happy customers!!!

That being said – don’t forget to show support for us by Liking us on Facebook and leaving 5-star reviews on our Google Places page. Every little bit helps get our name out there!

We also have a few demos planned over the next 2 months for local communities and events to keep people talking about us and taking the plunge with us.


Thomas with the Start Banner

Ryan Sanson Video Blog

Ryan Trip Too Start Skydiving Florida

News from Team Fastrax:


  • Team Fastrax Team Meeting for members will be 25 February 2012 from 9 am to 3 pm. (Team Room)
  • Team Fastrax tryouts will also be held on June 2012.  Contact Gene at if you are interested.
  • Ground Crew Training Camp March 17 2012 Starting @ 9 am. (Team Room)
  • Team Fastrax PRO Training camp May 18, 19 20 2012.  Contact Gene at if you are interested.
  • 3 Team Fastrax training camps date and time will be posted later.
  • Team Tandem Master Please email Medical Certificate and Rating  to Gene at

Upcoming Demos:

  • 04 14 2012 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach 1140 AM
  • 04 15 2012 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach 0110 PM
  • 04 20 2012 25th Running Women’s Little 500 7:00 pm
  • 04 21 2012 62nd Running Men’s Little 500 2:00 pm
  • 04 25 2012 UC Baseball
  • 05 12 2012 McGuire AFB NJ air show
  • 05 13 2012 McGuire AFB NJ air show
  • 05 18 2012 American Cancer Society Relay For Life
  • 05 18 2012 UC Baseball
  • 06 16 2012 Veterans Appreciation Rally
  • 06 17 2012 Veterans Appreciation Rally
  • 06 29 2012 Harley Rally in Dayton
  • 07 21 2012 Tri-State Rhythm and Rib Fest
  • 08 17 2012 All Ohio Balloon Fest
  • 08 18 2012 All Ohio Balloon Fest
  • 08 24 2012 Piqua High School – 7 pm

News from Start Aviation Services:

Pizza hut corporate plane

Mcdonnell Douglas Helicopter 600N

The Team Jacob Foundation 



For more information or to make a donation see the Links Below:

Team Jacob Web:

Team Jacob Facebook:



Gene Newsom

Start Skydiving & Team Fastrax Professional Skydiving Team
Middletown Regional | 1711 Run Way Drive | Middletown, Ohio 45042
877GOJUMP2 / 877.465.8672
Click Here For New 9 /11 Memorial Jump 2011
Click Here For Team Fastrax Skydiving Video
Click Here For Team Fastrax documentary
Click Here For 9/11th Memorial Jump in New York


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