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Start Skydiving 7 16 2012

News from Start Skydiving:

  • C-23A Sherpa

  • Start Skydiving Now open 7 days a week!
  • Aubrey Caldwell earned her C-license!  Congratulations, Aubrey!
  • Jonathan Newman Complied his 2000th Jump!  Congratulations, Jonathan!
  • Erin Flanagan Complied her 300th Jump!  Congratulations, Erin!
  • Jonathan Newman earned his Pro Rating! Congratulations, Jonathan!
  • David Covel Earned his D license! Congratulations, David!
  • Cameron Caldwell earned his D-license!  Congratulations, Cameron!
  • Emily MacDonald Complied her 500th Jump!  Congratulations, Emily!
  • Mike Derge earned his C-license!  Congratulations, Mike!

C-license! Congratulations, Aubrey!

D-license! Congratulations, David!

2000 Jump! Congratulations, Jonathan!

300 Jump! Congratulations, Erin!

C-license! Congratulations, Mike!

D-license! Congratulations, Cameron!



Ohio Numbers 09 July – 08 July 2012:

  • Slots: 988
  • Loads: 77
  • Tandem: 293
  • AFF: 20
  • Fun Jumpers Slots: 213

Kaitlyn Hale “Windy” and Greg exit at Start Skydiving

Julia Nish and Stephanie Pinell at Start Skydiving.

Kayla Hornsby And Kathryn Addler @ Start Skydiving!

Paul Stanford

New honorary member of Team Fastrax, Christian 🙂 with Warwick Dale, John Hart, Dan Treeman, Jeff Anderson, James Allen Fangmeyer, Paul Stanford and Ray Dutch at Start Skydiving.

“Paul Wignall winging it”

Team Fastrax Night Pyrotechnics Photo by Alex Hart.

Katie Moats and Dan, Photo By mel.

Congratulation Treeman

SKYDIVER TRIBUTE TO US FLAG ON FLAG DAY – “WORLD RECORD”

Skydiver to Jump Ten US Flags in One Day – Largest Flag is 7,800 Square Feet

MIDDLETOWN, OH (June 14, 2012)  Today, Team Fastrax Skydiver, a US Army Veteran, Dan (Treeman) Aukstikalnis will set a world record skydiving with Ten US Flags in a single day.  The largest flag is 7,800 Square Feet, the largest US Flag jumped in the World.  Another flag Dan will jump is 3,500 and was hand made by Team Fastrax Skydiver, former US Army Ranger and Purple Heart recipient Gene Newsom.  Gene cut out every star and strip and sewed it together by hand, a sort of Betsy Ross of Skydiving.  The flags are enormous and beautiful to see in flight.

Today Dan will skydive with one flag every hour on the hour until sunset.  The public is encouraged to come to Start Skydiving at Hook Field Municipal Airport, Middletown, Ohio any time today and watch this Flag Day tribute.  The largest flag will be jumped at 8:00pm/sunset, and the team will attempt to fly 10 flags all at the same time.

On September 11th, 2011, 10 skydivers, including Dan Aukstikalnis from Ohio-based Team Fastrax jumped from an airplane over Hook Field Municipal Airport, Middletown, Ohio and deployed and flew 10 giant U.S. flags.  A tribute is designed to honor the courage of the people who acted in the face of their own peril, the police and firefighters who lost their lives and participated in evacuations of the twin towers, and the courage of the people on flight 93 in Pennsylvania and the Pentagon.

The skydivers are from Team Fastrax Professional Skydiving Team, based in Middletown, Ohio. Since the inception of Team Fastrax in 2001, they have performed nearly 1,000 exhibition skydives as far away as Moscow, Russia and Normandy, France.  The team has also jumped over balloon festivals, air shows, NASCAR, Indy Car, symphony performances, golf courses, amusement parks, mall parking lots, tennis courts, Red Bull Air Races and Veteran support events.

Fox19 Video From Flag Day

This weeks Photo ” Guess Who” 

cute fella in the second row, 2 from the left? Guess Who?

So, I want to be a skydiver when I grow up.

Last weeks Photo ” Guess Who” Emily MacDonald

Construction Update @ Start Skydiving!  

Painting has been completed, ceiling tiles and flooring are being installed, and the electricity is now operational in all of the classrooms.  Since the HVAC was knocked out during last weeks Friday storm we are installing new 5 ton units and hope to have them operational by Friday evening.

Drawings for the RV park have been submitted and permits are being pulled for work to begin with a goal of having them done by the boogie..

The new Drop-In Grill is now open 11am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday.

We are in the process of painting the large FBO hanger with our “skydive blue” to match our packing hanger and should be completed this week.

We have paved the short term parking lot in front of the FBO and signage will be installed indicating short term parking.  Please use our large gravel parking lot on the south side of our large hanger.  There are four handicap spots and the city is issuing $200 tickets to illegally park vehicles.      They also installed NO PARKING signs along the road and will tow vehicles that are parked there.  So pleae use the large parking lot.

New 800 lb Ice Maker

It has been so hot and many of you are bringing coolers and spending money on ice throughout the weekend.  We have installed an 800 lb per day ice maker in the FBO that is available for your usage for FREE.  Please use the outside door on the tarmac to gain access to the ice.

New Ice Cream and Italian Ice Freezer

We are now selling ice cream and Italian Ice in the FBO/Manifest area and the Drop In Grill.

Start Skydiving Weather Cam Link

Our new paved short term FBO parking lot

Old FJC classroom with lighting

The new Drop-In Grill with a fresh coat of paint

“New Ice Cream”


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:


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.

CANOPY CONTROL COURSES – JULY 27, 28 & 29
Team Fastrax Swoop will be holding additional canopy courses Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 27-29, one course each day. There is an 8 person maximum so register now!

Click here to register for July 27 Canopy Course

Click here to register for July 28 Canopy Course

Click here to register for July 29 Canopy Course

WINGSUIT FIRST FLIGHT COURSES

Mark Duber will be holding more Wingsuit First Flight Courses on July 14, and Oct. 13. Please contact Mark at markduber@gmail.com for more information and to reserve your slot.

SALUTING OUR MILITARY:

Marine Corps veteran Dakota Meyer and 94-year-old Nicholas Oresko, the nation’s oldest living honoree.

Youngest Medal of Honor recipient meets oldest living recipient.


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:


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 Demos

07 22 2012 Middletown Vacation Bible School

  • Treeman American Flag
  • Dan Paganini American Flag
  • Rob Ground Crew
  • Jeff Anderson Pilot

07 23 2012 NCR Country Club

  • Treeman American Flag
  • Dan Paganini American Flag
  • Gene Newsom Ground Crew
  • Jeff Anderson Pilot

Last weeks Demos

07 09 2012 Dayton Defense Golf Outing

  • Treeman American Flag
  • Dan Paganini American Flag
  • Gene Newsom Ground Crew
  • Jeff Anderson Pilot

07 12 2012 Celebrity Softball Game

  • Treeman American Flag
  • Dan Paganini American Flag
  • Gene Newsom Ground Crew
  • Jeff Anderson Pilot

07 13 2012 Ohio Challenge

  • Full Team

07 14 2012 Ohio Challenge

  • Full Team

Ohio Challenge Friday 13 July 2012

  •  6:00 PM                        Team Fastrax – Skydiving Demonstration Opening Ceremonies
  • 8:00 PM                         Team Fastrax – Skydiving Demonstration
  • 9:45 PM                         Team Fastrax – Night jump with pyrotechnic display

Ohio Challenge Saturday 14 July 2012

  • 4:00 PM                         Team Fastrax – Skydiving Demonstration
  • 5:00 PM                         Team Fastrax – Skydiving Demonstration
  • 6:00 PM                         Team Fastrax – Skydiving Demonstration
  • 8:00 PM                         Team Fastrax – Skydiving Demonstration
  • 9:45 PM                         Team Fastrax – Night jump with pyrotechnic display

Dan Paganini arrive at The Highlands Golf Course in Elgin, Ill., on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Photo By Andrew A. Nelles~For Sun-Times Media

Veteran Nick Mapson, center, greets members of the Team Fastrax Professional Skydiving Team as his wife Jackie, right, hugs Rita Unzner, executive director, Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago, after learning that they will receive a free house, during a ceremony at The Highlands Golf Course in Elgin, Ill., on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Photo By Andrew A. Nelles~For Sun-Times Media

TEAM VIDEO’S:

04 05 2012 Dayton Dragons Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”

04 15 2012 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”

05 18 2012 University of Cincinnati Baseball  Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”

05 19 2012 Dayton Dragons Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”

06 14 2012 Start Skydiving “Flag Day” Hook Field Team Fastrax Video By “Brett Dennis”

06 14 2012 American Legion “Flag Day” New Carlisle Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”

06 30 2012 Kentucky Speedway Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”

Dan Paganini with Team Fastrax prepares to land on the field of Akron University’s Infocision Stadium June 19, 2010 during the LeBron James Appreciation Day rally. Cavs fans were hoping to persuade James in staying with the Cavs during his free agency quest

Upcoming Demos:

  • 07 21 2012 Tri-State Rhythm and Rib Fest
  • 07 22 2012 Middletown Vacation Bible School (New)
  • 07 23 2012 NCR Country Club (New)
  • 07 28 2012 Nuxhall Miracle League
  • 08 03 2012 Yankee Trace Golf Course 
  • 08 03 2012 Unity Baptist Church (New)
  • 08 10 2012 Greene (New)
  • 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 USAFA Golf Classic (New)
  • 08 24 2012 Talwanda High School – 7:00 pm
  • 08 24 2012 Yankee Trace Golf Course 
  • 08 25 2012 Dayton Dragons – 7:00 pm
  • 08 31 2012 La Salle Football vs. Covington Catholic 
  • 09 15 2012 Air Force Marathon
  • 09 15 2012 The after party at the Greene 
  • 09 15 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Pittsburgh
  • 09 28 2012 La Salle Football vs. Moeller 
  • 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

Team Fastrax.


News from Start Aviation Services:

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Start Aviation Services.

Take time to smell the roses @ Start Aviation Services

Sunset At Start Aviation.


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. 


Discussion

One thought on “Start Skydiving 7 16 2012

  1. thank you to the middletown crew ! I have never even been in an airplne before going with my son skydiving with you on 7/13/12 . he was home for his 2 wk. r&r from afghanistan & talked me into it .I was very reluctant , The entire team was so professional yet humarous that the edge was taken off . It made it the most amazing time I’ve ever had ….& for that , I would do it again !

    Posted by L.Shaun Neff | July 18, 2012, 12:36 am

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