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Start Skydiving 7 30 2012

News from Start Skydiving:

    • Start Skydiving Now open 7 days a week!

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

  • Michelle Watkins
  • Darin Caviness
  • Adrienne Meder
  • Brian Millaed
  • Phillip Volk
  • Brock Brown
  • Pete Harris

C-license! Congratulations, Aubrey!


Ohio Numbers 23 July – 29 July 2012:

  • Slots: 1366
  • Loads: 114
  • Tandem: 376
  • AFF: 34
  • Fun Jumpers Slots: 336

“Kyle working hard”

Paul and Julia Nish“Patriot” Photo by the Storck“Guy Wright Camp”

Happy Tandem Students

“Bud”A parachute landing fall (or PLF) While landing under a parachute canopy, the jumper’s feet strike the ground first and, immediately, he throws himself sideways to distribute the landing shock sequentially along five points of body contact with the ground:
the balls of the feet
the side of the calf
the side of the thigh
the side of the hip, or buttocks
the side of the back


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

Guess Who? I’m on the Right

“I Love the clouds”

Last weeks Guess WHO? Lonnie

“Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.”

Construction Update @ Start Skydiving!  

The Jump Institute

The HVAC is operational in the Jump Institute and we are waiting on the above ceiling inspection so that we can install the remaining ceiling tiles and put the flooring down.

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.

WINGSUIT FIRST FLIGHT COURSES

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

SALUTING OUR MILITARY:

SGT. 1ST FIRST CLASS JAMES G. COUCH

Sgt. 1st Class James G. Couch joined the Black Daggers in August 2010. A native of Hogansville, Ga., Couch is a graduate of Rio Salado Community College in Tempe, Ariz.
He joined the military in 2001 as a fire support specialist.
His first assignment was with Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash., where he served for six years
His military education includes Basic Airborne School, Ranger Indoctrination Program, Ranger School, Emergency Medical Technician, Joint Firepower Course, Joint Fires Observer Course, Warrior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Static Line Jumpmaster, Special Operations Terminal Attack Control Course, Survival Evasion Resistance Escape, Military Freefall, Military Freefall Jumpmaster, Senior Leaders Course, Accelerated Freefall Instructor Course, Tandem Instructor Course.
Couch is assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Co., Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., and is a full-time member of the USASOC Parachute Demonstration Team.
His military awards and decorations include the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, three Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, three Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, two Afghanistan Campaign Medals, four Iraq Campaign Medals, the Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with Arrowhead Device, the Global War On Terrorism Service Medal, three NCO Professional Development Ribbons, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, Israeli, Dutch, and Canadian Parachutist Badges, Combat Action Badge, Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge and Ranger Tab.

Sgt. 1st Class James G. Couch


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


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United States Parachute Association
Start Skydiving Newsletter sign-up

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Kenzie with Thomas

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News from Team Fastrax:

This weeks Demos

08 03 2012 Yankee Trace Golf Course

  • Dan Paganini American Flag
  • David Hart American Flag
  • Nita Newsom Ground Crew
  • Rick Dale Pilot

08 03 2012 Unity Baptist Church

  • Dan Paganini American Flag
  • Nita Newsom Ground Crew
  • Rick Dale Pilot

08 04 2012 Yankee Trace Golf Course

  • Dan Paganini American Flag
  • David Hart American Flag
  • Nita Newsom Ground Crew
  • Rick Dale Pilot

Last weeks Demos:

07 25 2012 New Castle Motorsports Park

  • Dan Paganini American Flag
  • Dave French Streamer
  • Babs Ground Crew
  • Rick Dale Pilot

07 28 2012 Nuxhall Miracle League

  • Dan Paganini American Flag
  • Rudder Streamer
  • Nita Newsom Ground Crew
  • Rick Dale Pilot

Dan, Rudder and a Fan @ 07 28 2012 Nuxhall Miracle League Demo

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”

07 28 2012 Nuxhall Miracle League Team Fastrax Video By “Dan”

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:

  • 08 03 2012 Yankee Trace Golf Course
  • 08 04 2012 Yankee Trace Golf Course (New)
  • 08 03 2012 Unity Baptist Church (New)
  • 08 05 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game
  • 08 05 2012 Mid-Ohio Honda Indy 200 (New)
  • 08 07 2012 Nightout Carlisle (New)
  • 08 07 2012 Nightout Middletown (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 01 2012 Mead Cusa Cup ANKENEY SOCCER COMPLEX (New)
  • 09 01 2012 Mead Cusa Cup Harmon Field (New)
  • 09 01 2012 Mead Cusa Cup OAK GROVE PARK (New)
  • 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.

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The Team Jacob Foundation 

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

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Gene Newsom

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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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