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Start Skydiving 8 14 2012

News from Start Skydiving:

    • Start Skydiving Now open 7 days a week!
    • Casa and Caravan This Weekend!

A-license! Congratulations, Zeke Allmon

SOFLY FREEFLY SCRAMBLES – SUNDAY, AUG. 12

SOFLY (Southern Ohio Freefly)

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

Phillip Volk, Brian Millaed, Adrienne Meder and Darin Caviness in canopy control course.

TEAM TENACITY BIG-WAY SEMINAR AND MINI-WAYS

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Big Way Seminar this past Friday and who stuck it out during the weather holds to participate in the mini-ways on Saturday. Participants took in a lot of information and made a lot of improvement for some successful skydives. We hope to see you all at the boogie and at the record attempts! Feel free to catch us around the DZ with any questions you have on the material we covered.

  • Sarah Winkler
  • Michelle Watkins
  • Erin Flanigan
  • Adrienne Meder
  • Marilyn MacDonald
  • Denise Heuser
  • The Ladies of Team Tenacity


Ohio Numbers 06 – 12 August 2012:

  • Slots: 1829
  • Loads: 143
  • Tandem: 452
  • AFF: 69
  • Helicopter Loads 19
  • Fun Jumpers Slots: 721

Julia After her 2nd Jump Treeman with the Flag, Paul Wignall took the photo.

“Here at Start Skydiving you learn to Hover” Steffen Kraemer Floating about the ground, Photo by Mel

“Wonder Woman and Superman”

Jenna Wilt Wonder Woman with Dan at Start Skydiving.com, Photo By John Harth “Rudder”

Joey Hanning Superman with Lonnie, Photo by Brad.

Alphan Muftuoglu With Michael Lee at Start Skydiving Middletown Oh.

Clark Bockelman, Tyler Roemer, Eric Boerger and Brad Hunt at Start Skydiving.

 Whitnie Wright at Start Skydiving, John Wright took a photo

“SNOT”

“Alex All Dressed up and ready to go”

“Sun Ball on Saturday” LATE

 

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

Last weeks Guess Who? Tyler

Let me start this list by saying I’m very far from a professional baker.

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


2012 Work Stinks! Boogie

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

The band Full Service will be playing live Saturday night at the boogie. Check out some of their music at www.fullservicemusic.com/dropzone.php. Other bands making an appearance will be Flynnville Train and Sierra Shame who can be found on Facebook. Organizers will be Guy Wright, Kirk Verner, Fastrax and Tenacity for RW and Chris Dixon, Jimmy T and Brad Hunt for FF. We will also have organizing for novelty jumps. We will also have representatives from PD, Aerodyne, SkySystems, SSK, and various other vendors will be on site so you can try out gear and get information on their products. Once again, the UC Skydiving Club will be holding their film festival during the Work Stinks! Boogie so make sure to collect footage throughout the season, starting now!

AIRCRAFT FOR 2012:

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.


FREEFLY COACHING – AUGUST 17-19

Luis Prinetto of Skydive Sebastian will be out August 17-19 coaching and organizing freeflyers. Participants should be proficient at head up flying and feel comfortable jumping in groups of 3 or more. Click here to register.

Norman Kent Photography Workshop – September 15

Norman Kent will be sharing his 35 years of knowledge and experience in photography and video in the form of a workshop for all experience levels. For more information, please visit the information page at Norman Kent Workshops. Also see the Norman’s Facebook page for regular updates. In addition, you can post questions and interact with other participants regarding this event through the Facebook event page.

Click here to register.

SALUTING OUR MILITARY:

Sergeant First Class Joshua J. Olson

Sgt. 1st Class Joshua J. Olson, an international rifle shooter with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, has distinguished himself through his many accomplishments.

Olson enlisted in the Army Nov. 5, 1997. After he completed Basic Training and Infantry Training at Fort Benning, Ga., he was stationed with the 1st Battalion, 187th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), of Fort Campbell, Ky. He served as a rifleman, machine gunner, team leader and squad leader and also as a scout platoon squad leader in Korea. He deployed to Kosovo as a rifle team leader for peacekeeping operations in 1999. He participated in the first wave of invasion of Operation Iraqi Freedom, helped to liberate the city of Al Hiliah and lost his right leg in an ambush Oct. 27, 2003, in the northern Iraqi town of Telafar.

He joined the Army Marksmanship Unit June 13, 2005, as an international rifle shooter/instructor. He has numerous shooting accomplishments in his short competitive career. He has also instructed many fellow Soldiers in the fundamentals of marksmanship, sharing with them his personal combat experience.

Olson started competitive shooting in 2005. The following are some highlights over the course of his new shooting career.

Athletic Achievements 2012

Nominated, U.S. Paralympic Team 2011

First Place, Paralympic Smallbore Prone, USA Shooting National Championships, Fort Benning, Ga.

Second Place, Paralympic Air Rifle Prone, USA Shooting National Championships, Fort Benning, Ga.

Second Place, Paralympic Smallbore Prone, Rocky Mountain Rifle Championships

Third Place, Paralympic Air Rifle Prone, Rocky Mountain Rifle Championships

Seventh Place, Smallbore Prone, Alicante Cup, Alicante, Spain

14th Place, Air Rifle Prone, Alicante Cup, Alicante, Spain

Eighth Place, Smallbore Prone, World Cup USA, Fort Benning, Ga. 2010

10th Place, Hessian Trophy, Germany

Ninth Place, French Grand Prix, Volmenange, France

Fourth Place, Alicante Cup, Alicante, Spain

Sixth Place, World Championships, Zagreb, Croatia 2009

Second Place, Hessian Trophy, Germany

First Place, French Grand Prix, Volmenange, France

First Place, Alicante Cup, Alicante, Spain

Second Place, Oceanic Games, Sydney, Australia 2008

Alternate, U.S. Paralympic Team

Fifth Place, Hessian Trophy 2007

Sixth Place, Hessen Cup, Germany

Fifth Place, Oceania Championships, Sydney, Australia

12th Place, 2007 Euro Championships, Suhl, Germany 2006

Member, U.S. Paralympics Team, Hessian, Germany

Eighth Place, World Championships, Sargans, Switzerland

 


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.


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News from Team Fastrax:

07 28 2012 Nuxhall Miracle League

This Weeks Demos

08 17 2012 All Ohio Balloon Fest

  • Bud American Flag
  • Paul Stanford American Flag
  • Adrienne Meder Ground Crew
  • Rick Dale Pilot

08 18 2012 478th Golf Outing

  • Dan Paganini American Flag
  • Joe Frolick Army Strong Flag
  • Babs Ground Crew
  • Rick Dale Pilot

08 18 2012 All Ohio Balloon Fest

  • Bud American Flag
  • Paul Stanford American Flag
  • Joe Frolick Streamer
  • Adrienne Meder Ground Crew
  • Jeff Anderson Pilot

08 18 2012 Wounded Warrior Home Dedication Antioch, Illinois

  • David Hart American Flag
  • Adam Ground Crew
  • Rick Dale Pilot

08 19 2012 ARMCO Park ( SGT Robinson )

  • Dan Paganini American Flag
  • John Hart American Flag
  • Babs Ground Crew
  • Jeff Anderson Pilot

Last weeks This weeks Demo’s

08 07 2012 Nightout Carlisle

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

08 07 2012 Nightout Middletown

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

08 10 2012 Greene

  • Dan Paganini American Flag
  • Babs Ground Crew
  • Rick Dale Pilot

08 10 2012 Rookwood Commons

  • Dan Paganini American Flag
  • Babs Ground Crew
  • Rick Dale Pilot

08 11 2012 Wounded Warrior Project Harrison

  • Dan Paganini American Flag
  • David Hart American Flag
  • Babs 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 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 19 2012 ARMCO Park ( SGT Robinson ) (New)
  • 08 24 2012 Franklin HS (New)
  • 08 24 2012 New Albany High School (New)
  • 08 24 2012 Piqua High School – 7:00 pm
  • 08 24 2012 USAFA Golf Classic
  • 08 24 2012 Yankee Trace Golf Course
  • 08 24 2012 Simon Kenton High School (ARMY) (New)
  • 08 25 2012 Nippert Stadium (ARMY)
  • 08 25 2012 Thunder United Metro (New)
  • 08 25 2012 Dayton Dragons – 7:00 pm (New)
  • 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 01 2012 Amelia Youth Sports (New)
  • 09 01 1012 WEBN (New)
  • 09 01 2012 IU vs. Indiana State 8pm (New)
  • 09 07 2012 Talwanda High School – 7:00 pm (New)
  • 09 07 2012 Mason vs. Glen Este (ARMY) (New)
  • 09 14 2012 Nitro vs. St. Albans (ARMY) (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 22 2012 Otterbein University Homecoming (ARMY) (New)
  • 09 28 2012 La Salle Football vs. Moeller
  • 09 28 2012 Springfield vs. Wayne (ARMY) (New)
  • 09 28 2012 Kettering vs. Centerville (ARMY) (New)
  • 10 05 2012 Parkersburg South vs. Parkersburg (ARMY) (New)
  • 10 06 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Miami Ohio
  • 10 13 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Fordhame
  • 10 26 2012 Chillicothe vs. Portsmouth (ARMY) (New)
  • 10 26 2012 Westerville North vs Westerville South (ARMY) (New)
  • 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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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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