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Start Skydiving 5 08 2012

News from Start Skydiving:

Start Skydiving Now open 7 days a week!

  • Misty Mathews earned her A-license!  Congratulations, Misty!
  • Ken Rieder earned his A-license!  Congratulations, Ken!
  • Brian Klosterman earned his C-license!  Congratulations, Brian!
  • Raleigh Harriott earned her B-license!  Congratulations, Raleigh!
  • Stephen Klosterman Compled his 100th Jump!  Congratulations, Stephen!

A-license!  Congratulations, Misty

A-license!  Congratulations, Ken

Ohio Numbers 30 April – 06 May 2012:

  • Slots: 1057
  • Loads: 81
  • Tandem: 151
  • AFF: 83
  • Fun Jumpers Slots: 416

USPA Coach Certification Course May 12th & 13th 2012 Starts at 0900am Saturday

USPA Coach Certification Course for earning your first basic instructional rating. Course start’s Saturday May 12th and 13th 2012. Contact Gene at if you are interested.

This is the fundamental entry level USPA Instructor rating.  It will be the foundation that you will build upon while you obtain all of your other ratings.  This course will give you the basic tools and understanding needed to instruct general skydiving concepts.  This course also teaches coaches how to teach group freefall skills and teach new students how to build upon their newly developed skill sets. The course focuses on adult learning principles, teaching techniques and understanding the ISP, as well as applying useful strategies to be successful in applying and teaching skydiving to novice students.

  •   Current USPA membership
  •   B-license
  •   Minimum of 100 jumps
  •   Have the required topics signed off on the Coach
  •   Proficiency Card prior to the course
  •   Have completed your written exam
  •   Have the USPA SIM and IRM

You need to have a current SIM and IRM for the course. ( Current SIM and IRM at Manifest )

USPA Coach Proficiency Card

The following jumpers attended the canopy control course taught by Team Fastrax Swoop member, Ray Dutch:

  • Ken Roberts
  • Robert Richardson
  • Vadims Plisko
  • Raleight Harriott
  • Lori Sellen
  • Andrew Kelly
  • Michelle Watkins
  • Brian Klosterman

Raleigh McClain posted this on Facebook about the canopy control course:

I took the canopy course with Ray Dutch this past Sunday. I feel much more knowledgeable and comfortable flying my canopy now. I would recommend this to anyone with low jump numbers like me, or those who just want to improve their canopy skills. Thank you Ray! I had fun and learned so much!

Lori Sellen posted on Contact Request Form

message: I just wanted to thank Ray for a great canopy course this past weekend. The class was well organized covering a broad range of skills. I have LOTS of new canopy skills to practice this season. Ray shared a wealth of knowledge to help us improve both our skills and our safety. The best part of the class was the individual attention and training we each received. The video review of each jump was an ideal learning tool. Everyone in the class was super supportive of each other and we had a great time improving our skills and safety. I want to practice up a bit and am looking forward to taking the class again. Thanks to Start and Ray!!!!! -Lori

Kelsey, Gila and Alex Photo by Brad Hunt

Alyssa Whitney (left) celebrated her birthday jump with her entire family. Photo by Melanie Johnson at Start Skydiving.

“Girls from Start Skydiving”

Photo by Sandy Weltman with Eric Boerger, Derick Creech, John R. Woody, Brian Klosterman, Maya Tayake, Marilyn Kempson MacDonald and Adam Ralston at Start Skydiving.

Adam Ralston honors his friend, David McDowell, on a skydive. Photo by Kyle Whittier at Start Skydiving.


Matt Sherlaw stopped by Start Skydiving on his cross country drive back to Washington State Photo by Kyle Whittier.

OSU AFF Student Andrea Adams Land off after Reserve Ride.

Construction Update @ Start Skydiving!  

Channel 19 FOX WXIX in Cincinnati has installed the Start Skydiving Weather Cam.

Start Skydiving Weather Cam Link

Keirren Dale and John Hart Rolling the Landing Area

Take time to smell the roses!

Our new east side entrance.

2012 Work Stinks! Boogie

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



Now through May 31st we will be flying two Caravans and the 206.
June 1st through June 31st we will be flying the CASA, Caravan and 206.
July 1st through July 31st we will be flying two Caravans and the 206.
August 1st through Sept 3rd we will be flying the CASA, Caravan and 206.
Sept 4th through Nov 1st we will be flying two Caravans and the 206.


Sergeant Tom Laine

Sergeant Tom Laine, USMC, 24, Ross, is serving in the Reserves, Communications Company, Cincinnati. Laine recently returned from “Exercise Shared Accord” in South Africa, a bi-lateral military training and civil assistance mission held annually throughout Africa that has brought together the U.S. Marine Corp and South African National Defense Force.

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:

Sophie with Lonnie at Start Skydiving Florida.

“Katie Looks Happy”

Kenzie with Thomas

Anjum Ahmed and Lonnie Kirk 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:

This weeks Demo’s


  • Ground Crew Training Camp May 13 2012 Starting @ 9 am. (Team Room) Contact Gene at if you are interested.
  • 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 Ratings to Gene at

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.

Dan Paganini Jumps the UC Flag at Start Skydiving Photo by Mel.

Upcoming Demos:

  • 05 12 2012 Hunter Demo (New)
  • 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 University of Cincinnati Baseball
  • 05 19 2012 Dayton Dragons – 7:00 pm
  • 05 24 2012 Shaun Meadows Home Dedication
  • 05 28 2012 Woodside Cemetery (New)
  • 06 09 2012 City Night New Police Department Southgate, Ky (New)
  • 06 14 2011 American Legion “Flag Day” New Carlisle (New)
  • 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
  • 06 29 2012 Kentucky Speedway NASCAR Nationwide Race (New)
  • 07 04 2012 Dayton Dragons – 7 pm  (New)
  • 07 09 2012 Dayton Defense Golf Outing – 8:00 am
  • 07 13 2012 Ohio Challenge (New)
  • 07 14 2012 Ohio Challenge (New)
  • 07 15 2012 Ohio Challenge (New)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 09 15 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Pittsburgh (New)
  • 10 06 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Miami Ohio (New)
  • 10 13 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Fordhame (New)
  • 11 03 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Syracuse (New)
  • 11 17 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Rutgers (New)
  • 11 23 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. USF (PYRO JUMP) (New)

Fang, Austin Newsom, Travis Donley, Gene Newsom and Tristan Donley at Cold Stone Creamery. “ICECREAM”

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.

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

Start Skydiving proudly serves the Skydive Cincinnati, Skydive Columbus, Skydive Dayton, Skydive Cleveland, Skydive Lexington, Skydive Louisville and Skydive Indianapolis areas. Start Skydiving is where Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky go to skydive. If it is your first skydive or you are an experienced skydiver, come skydive with Start Skydiving Ohio. We teach more people to skydive than any other skydiving center in the Midwest. Find out why we are the #1 place to skydive in the world. 


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