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Start Skydiving 4 17 2012

News from Start Skydiving:

Ohio Numbers 09 – 15 April 2012:

  • Slots: 252
  • Loads: 32
  • Tandem: 74
  • AFF: 3
  • Fun Jumpers Slots: 72

2012 Work Stinks! Boogie

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

Canopy Skills Course  28 & 29 April 2012:

Come out and improve your canopy skills with Team Fastrax Swoop member, Ray Dutch. As we covered at Safety Day, there is no cap on improving your canopy skills; so let’s start this season off with getting reacquainted with our canopies. This a complete canopy course consisting of the five jumps required to obtain a USPA B-License. However, it is extremely beneficial to anyone who has not yet participated in such a courses.

The Ladies take time to pose before their fun jump. Photo by Melanie Johnson with Erin Flanagan, Sarah Winkler, Joan Esson, Andy Kemp, Emily MacDonald at Start Skydiving.

Now, this looks like a fun exit! Photo by John Hart with Matt Harvey and Tara Poteet at Start Skydiving.

Roofman gets ready to skydive into the Dayton Dragons stadium. Photo by John Hart with John Rudder Harth and Jeff Anderson at Start Skydiving.

Alex Hart

Beth Hicks And Gila Photo By Mel

Tandem Students @ Start Skydiving

UC Day

Sunset Tandem Photo By Kyle

Alex Hart Landing At Start Skydiving

Kyle Getting Ready to Exit

Construction Update @ Start Skydiving!  

“Construction is underway”


SALUTING OUR MILITARY:  Adam L. Ralston

Adam L. Ralston

Adam L. Ralston
Served 5 years with Second Ranger Battalion “The Real Ranger Battalion” Ft. Lewis Washington Completed Jump School, Ranger School and earned various awards for his time spent on active duty. Throughout the grueling 58 day Ranger course, other course students relied on him for his tactical skills and his ability to motivate. He soon stood out to course instructors who were impressed by the young 19 year olds remarkable leadership skills and uncanny knowledge of infantry doctrine. During the 58 day course, he managed on less than 2 hours of sleep a day, often going consecutive days without sleep. Surviving on just 1 1/2 meals a day, he lost nearly 40 pounds and weighed 150 pounds at his graduation. For his physical and mental stamina, his leadership, tactical knowledge, having gained the respect of his peers and instructors, and far exceeding all course standards, after 58 days he earn the Ranger Tab as he passed world’s toughest military school. Adam is a 1996 graduated of Bedford High school and now resides in Middletown where he works at Start Skydiving and continues to be an active member in his community.

On 6 August, 2011, Taliban insurgents shot down a US Military CH-47 Chinook helicopter in the wee hours of the morning as it arrived for a mission in Eastern Afghanistan.

John Faas Foundation


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 Aircraft typically flying until sunset All week long. We have been running full-throttle at Start Skydiving Florida lately.

Lee with Dan Treeman at Start Skydiving Florida. “Happy 21”

Alexandre with Dan Treeman at Start Skydiving Florida.

Sophie with Lonnie at Start Skydiving Florida.

“Katie Looks Happy”

Kenzie with Thomas

Anjum Ahmed and Lonnie Kirk at Start Skydiving Florida.

Lee Thomas Penn and Thomas Margand at Start Skydiving Florida.

Carmen Dolling and Thomas Margand at Start Skydiving Florida.

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!

News from Team Fastrax:

TEAM NOTES:

The jump for Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was “outstanding” Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”

  • Paul Stanford “Streamer”
  • Dan Paganini “Flag”
  • Bud Prenatt “Streamer”
  • Sherri Balmer “Ground Crew”
  • Kent Lane “pilot”

Team Fastrax at Long Beach.

  • Team Fastrax tryouts will also be held on June 2012.  Contact Gene at gnewsom@teamfastrax.org if you are interested.
  • Team Fastrax PRO Training camp May 18, 19 20 2012.  Contact Gene at gnewsom@teamfastrax.org if you are interested.
  • 3 Team Fastrax training camps date and time will be posted later.
  • Team Tandem Master Please email Medical Certificate and Ratings to Gene at gnewsom@teamfastrax.org.

Team Fastrax

Mr. Dan Paganini

Alex Lupson as UC BEARCAT at Start Skydiving Photo by Lonnie Kirk

Upcoming Demos:

  • 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 24 2012 Shaun Meadows Home Dedication (Updated)
  • 06 16 2012 Veterans Appreciation Rally
  • 06 17 2012 Veterans Appreciation Rally
  • 06 21 2012 HBAGC Golf Outing Elgin, IL (New)
  • 06 22 2012 The Greene
  • 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 18 2012 478th Golf Outing
  • 08 18 2012 Wounded Warrior Home Dedication Antioch, Illinois (New)
  • 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



News from Start Aviation Services:

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!

Start Aviation Services FBO Hotties.

P180 Avanti II

The Team Jacob Foundation 

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

AWOS Link AWOS LINK:

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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