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Start Skydiving 5 22 2012

News from Start Skydiving:

  • Start Skydiving Now open 7 days a week!
    • Chris Aukstikalnis earned his A-license!  Congratulations, Chris!
    • Brett Dennis earned his A-license!  Congratulations, Brett!
    • Greg Kennebeck earned his B-license!  Congratulations, Greg!
    • Margot Meredith earned her A-license!  Congratulations, Margot!
    • Vadims Plisko earned his A-license!  Congratulations, Vadims!

B-license!  Congratulations, Greg!

A-license!  Congratulations, Margot!

A-license!  Congratulations, Brett!

A-license!  Congratulations, Chris!

A-license!  Congratulations, Vadims!

Ohio Numbers 14 May –  20 May 2012:

  • Slots: 1639
  • Loads: 101
  • Tandem: 322
  • AFF: 110
  • Fun Jumpers Slots: 446

USPA Coach Certification Course June 1st & 2nd 2012 Starts at 0545pm Friday Night

USPA Coach Certification Course for earning your first basic instructional rating. Course start’s Saturday June 1st and 2nd 2012. Contact Gene at gene@startskydiving.com 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

Jessica Jackson and John Ware At Start Skydiving

Serve it up! with Scott Gila Stilwell and John Hart at Start Skydiving.

Let the track begin at start Skydiving

Think Pink Survivor Jump participants. Photo by Kyle Whittier at Start Skydiving.

Melissa Traylor jumps for the Cause with Dan, Photo by Scott Gila Stilwell at Start Skydiving.

Think Pink Survivor Jumper Terri Smith with Alex, Photo By Brad Hunt at Start Skydiving.

Congratulations Kristina & Eric Boerger

The Wrights, Photo by Mel at Start Skydiving.

Brad Hunt, Photo by Alex Hart at Start Skydiving.

4 Way Exit, Photo by Mel at Start Skydiving.

Baby Picture: Guess Who?

Look at that adorable little girl! Any idea who it is? This Jumper on Start Skydiving Staff and definitely still has those gorgeous lips!

Channel 19 FOX WXIX “Pink Survivor Jump participants” Link”

New USPA Coach’s  May 12th & 13th 2012

  • Marilyn MacDonald
  • Brian Klosterman
  • Milt Shapiro

Construction Update @ Start Skydiving!  

We have installed a new parking sign by the new 150-car parking lot and rolled the B, C & D landing areas to smooth them out.  We intend to roll these areas once a month after a good rain until they are like fairways.

The 4500sf Jump Institute addition is progressing well.  We have completed the electrical, plumbing and insulation and will have it inspected Wednesday.  Drywall has been started Last Thursday with painting to begin soon after.  We have ordered three new 5 ton AC compressors and furnaces that will replace the existing sytems in the next couple of weeks. The goal is to have the new 4500 square foot Jump Institute completed by June 1st.

We have also installed a new IP-based phone system with eight incoming lines and voicemail to better serve our incoming call volume.  Rick Winkler has been busy setting up 14 new computers for Fast Slots and manifest.  Doug and Brian came out and installed the new WIFI antenna on top of the FBO hanger by the new FOX 19 camera.  This will give our pilots and line crew the range they need for the IPADS in the aircraft for load sheets.

Channel 19 FOX WXIX in Cincinnati installed the Start Skydiving Weather Cam this week to compliment their online weather feeds.  We plan to install an additional 16 cameras with online feeds sometime this summer.

Start Skydiving Weather Cam Link

Hallway to Accelerated Freefall Briefing Rooms.

New Hallway.

New Start Skydiving Wind Blades.


2012 Work Stinks! Boogie

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

AIRCRAFT FOR 2012:

 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.

SALUTING OUR MILITARY: 

Matt Cline is a retired member of the Army’s 101st Airborne Division and has had countless combat engagements and many war deployments during his career. He also led and trained the 101st Airborne Parachute Demonstration Team, the Screaming Eagles. After 20-plus years in the military.

Matt Cline


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:

TEAM NOTES:

This weeks Demos:

05 24 2012 Shaun Meadows

  • Dan Paganini Tandem Instructor / Handy cam
  • Thomas Margand Tandem Instructor / Handy cam
  • Scott Stilwell  Tandem Instructor / Handy cam
  • Alex Lupson Tandem Instructor / Handy cam
  • Ray Dutch Tandem Instructor / Handy cam
  • John Hart AFF Instructor / Video
  • John Harth Flag / Video
  • Gene Newsom Ground crew
  • Jeff Anderson Pilot

05 28 2012 Woodside Cemetery

  • Dan Paganini 1100 square feet flag
  • Gary Holden Ground Crew
  • Jeff Anderson Pilot

Last weeks Demos:

Gary Holden 1st Demo 05 19 2012 Franklin Ball Fields

05 18 2012 University of Cincinnati Baseball

  • Scott Stilwill “Gila” 1100 square feet flag
  • Alex Lupson $129 Flag
  • Bud Prenatt Streamer / Game Ball
  • Gene Newsom Ground Crew
  • Emily MacDonald Ground Crew
  • Jeff Anderson Pilot

05 19 2012 Franklin Ball Fields  Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”

  • Gary Holden 275 square feet flag
  • Adam Ralston Ground Crew
  • Jeff Anderson Pilot

05 19 2012 Dayton Dragons

  • John Hart $129 Flag
  • John Harth “Rudder” 1100 square feet flag
  • Bud Prenatt Streamer / Game Ball
  • Gary Holden Ground Crew
  • Jeff Anderson Pilot
  • Team Fastrax tryouts will also be held on June 15,16 and 17 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.

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.

Alex Lupson Jumps the $129 Flag at University of Cincinnati Baseball Photo by Emily.

Upcoming Demos:

  • 05 24 2012 Shaun Meadows Home Dedication
  • 05 28 2012 Woodside Cemetery
  • 06 09 2012 City Night New Police Department Southgate, Ky
  • 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 (Update)
  • 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
  • 07 04 2012 Dayton Dragons – 7 pm
  • 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
  • 10 06 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Miami Ohio
  • 10 13 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Fordhame
  • 11 03 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Syracuse
  • 11 17 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Rutgers
  • 11 23 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. USF (PYRO JUMP)

Team Fastrax and NY Skyline


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:

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

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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