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Start Skydiving 3 19 2012

News from Start Skydiving:

We will be openin up again on Wednesday for fun jumpers. And will be having another Speedstar with special guest Mr. John Hart on the last load. Last one in buys the beer. The numbers keep growing and the dropzone is getting more prepared to reach that 10,000 tandem goal for this season.

Ohio Numbers 12 – 18 March 2012:

  • Slots:     405
  • Loads:   30
  • Tandem 58
  • AFF  7
  • Fun Jumpers Slots 239

Rudder rocked a bowtie for St. Paddy’s Day!

Vector/Sigma Tandem Certification Course

To help your pursuit of becoming a full time skydiver, Start Skydiving offers the Vector/Sigma Tandem Certification Course, this course is for those of you who wish to become tandem Instructors. Course start’s Saturday March 24th. Contact Gene at if you are interested.

Each candidate is required to arrive at this course with all prerequisites completed, as specified on the Tandem Instructor Proficiency Card, This classroom, training, and evaluation for this course

Practical:  Candidates for the USPA Tandem Instructor rating will be evaluated during the course for their ability to jump equipment and safely prepare and handle tandem students during actual tandem jumps with simulated students

Initial tandem evaluation phase.
The candidate will make five tandem jumps using tandem equipment under the supervision of the USPA Tandem Rating Course Director Practice tandem phase: The candidate will make a minimum of five more tandem jumps acting as the instructor with qualified experienced jumpers acting as students.

Non-Method-specific training evaluations.
Candidates will successfully train, observe, and critique at least one Category D to be preformed by the course director during the course (waived for instructors who hold a USPA Instructor rating in another discipline).

Written exam.
Prior to attending the course, each candidate must correctly answer 80% of the questions on an open-book examination covering
This syllabus
The complete ISP syllabus
The USPA Basic Safety Requirements
SIM section 5

Events are emerging for the 2012 Work Stinks! Boogie and you will want to be a part of it!

Emily and Raleigh with the Rapper AHart some of his Billboard Hot 100 #1 Songs Ski With Me / Fly With Me / Land With Me

Formation fun with the RV-8s — with Brad Hunt, Ken Rieder, Aubrey Caldwell and Mike Hoeting at Start Skydiving.

Vince Gebhart and friends celebrate after his first skydive.

Lots of first time skydivers came out this weekend!

 More first time skydivers  

Freefly fun with SOFLY. Photo grab by Alex Hart — with Melanie Johnson, Jennifer Frayer, Chris Frayer, Brad Hunt and Jerrod Pingle at Start Skydiving.

Gideon Loveland rocked out his first AFF this weekend! Photo by Melanie Johnson — with Jonathan Newman and Ray Dutch at Start Skydiving.

Construction Update @ Start Skydiving!  

“Construction is underway”


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  • 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.


Our primary goal for one-on-one coaching is to learn all of the basic skills needed to participant in four-way. Learning the right techniques such as; basic body position, side-sliding, going up and down, forward and backward movement and of course (center) turns. You will be briefed on drills that you will employ in combination with all of the above mentioned techniques, in one session.

TWO ON TWO COACHING Two-on-Two coaching Participants must be pre-qualified by coaches to participate. This is for competent flyers that like to train 4-way but can’t fill in the other team slot’s. Team Fastrax offers the opportunity to fly with several coaches per session. This makes it possible for each participant to train the way he or she likes.

2012 University of Cincinnati Skydiving Club:

UC has a new skydiving introduction course worth 1 credit hour. You get college credit for learning the basics of skydiving and also given the opportunity to make a jump at the end of the course. It is only 3 days long. Class is on May 9th, 10th, and 11th and the class is held at night each of these nights. On Saturday, May 12th, the class goes to the drop zone in the morning to jump. Sign up for the class to not only have the most fun credit hour of your college career but also to learn more about skydiving. CJ 520P is the code for the system!

Big thanks to John Wright for setting up the class and supporting the UC Skydiving Club!


Paul Browder

SFC Paul Browder, 29, of Vandalia, is in the Ohio Army National Guard. He is currently serving with the Ohio Recruiting and Retention Command. He is seen here with his two sons before deployment to Iraq.

Here are a few good links:

Start Skydiving YouTube
Start Skydiving Live Load List
United States Parachute Association
Start Skydiving Newsletter sign-up

News from Start Skydiving Florida:

The weather has been amazing lately and people have been taking advantage of it. Our weekday business continues to be very strong. The Freedom typically flying until sunset All week long.
We have been running full-throttle at Start Skydiving Florida lately.  We flew 66 loads last week alone!  It’s going to be a long, hot summer, so come on out and enjoy.

Nice Numbers:

  • Slots 258
  • Loads 67
  • Tandem 117
  • AFF 3
  • Handycam 82

Wildlife At Start Skydiving Florida

On Friday 16 March 2012 @ Start Skydiving Florida a Thrill-seeking couple get married while tumbling out of a plane over Start Skydiving Florida (Trista Semegon and Nicholas Holshue). The couple has taken the plunge into married life by skydiving from 10,500ft on their big day. Nicholas said this is our leap of faith.

Leap of faith at Start Skydiving Florida

Skydiving Marriage Proposal Edmundo & Michelle

Skydiving Marriage Proposal: Edmundo Lacayo Asks Michelle Bilodeau To Marry Him After They Jump From Plane. Edmundo  32, waited with an engagement ring in hand. “I have a very important question to ask you,” Edmundo said after Michelle landed and walked toward Her at the center of landing zone. “Yes, babe,” Michelle softly responded, then after a kiss she began jumping up and down. Marrying Michelle had been on Edmundo’s mind for several months, even though just the week before the jump was Rained out. “I was just waiting for the right opportunity and this was it,” Edmundo said.

Start Skydiving Florida Marriage Proposal end photo

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.

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: Start Skydiving Florida. Every little bit helps get our name out there!

Megan Wortman & Thomas @ Start Skydiving Florida

Linman Li & Thomas

Denise, Lauren and Neil

Annemili Wililierinle & Treeman

Ashley, Matthew, Thomas, Lonnie and Scott

Robert Holshue and Family  on his 1st Tandem Skydive

News from Team Fastrax:


Last weekend Ground Crew Training Camp:

  • Sherri Balmer
  • Rob Richardson
  • Todd Johnson (Instructor)

Jumpers for Dayton Dragons 04 April 2012

  • John Hart
  • Dan Paganini
  • Bud Prenatt
  • John Harth

Jumpers for Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach 14 & 15 April 2012

  • John Hart
  • Dan Paganini
  • Bud Prenatt
  • Team Fastrax tryouts will also be held on June 2012.  Contact Gene at if you are interested.
  • 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

Team Fastrax Training

Travis, Treeman, Paul and Gila

Upcoming Demos:

  • 04 04 2012 Dayton Dragons – 7:00 pm
  • 04 14 2012 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach – 11:40 am
  • 04 15 2012 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach – 1:10 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 03 2012 Amanda Elementary
  • 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
  • 05 19 2012 Dayton Dragons – 7:00 pm
  • 05 28 2012 Shaun Meadows
  • 06 16 2012 Veterans Appreciation Rally
  • 06 17 2012 Veterans Appreciation Rally
  • 06 24 2012 Bishop Fenwick Festival 60th Anniversary jump
  • 06 29 2012 Harley Rally in Dayton
  • 07 09 2012 Dayton Defense Golf Outing – 8:00 am
  • 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 – 7:00 pm
  • 08 24 2012 Talwanda High School – 7:00 pm
  • 08 25 2012 Dayton Dragons – 7:00 pm

David Hart Work the crowd

News from Start Aviation Services:

What is a FBO?

* FBO Fixed Base Operator – is the primary provider of services to general aviation aircraft and operators located at or adjacent to an airport.  Businesses traditionally offer aircraft refueling (also known as line service) of both reciprocating engine aircraft fuel (100LL or Avgas) and turbine aircraft fuel (Jet-A or Jet A-1), aircraft parking and tie-down, and access to basic comforts such as restrooms, internet, Popcorn and telephones

Don’t forget to show support for us by Liking us on Facebook and leaving 5-star reviews on our Google Places page: Start Aviation Services Every little bit helps get our name out there!

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The Team Jacob Foundation 

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


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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