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Start Skydiving 9 17 2012

News from Start Skydiving:

    • Start Skydiving Open 7 days a week!

Congratulations Brad, Adam and Kyle “NEW AFF INSTRUCTORS End of course Photo Lost

“USPA Coach Certification Course September 21st & 22nd 2012 Starts at 05:30pm Friday Night”

USPA Coach Certification Course for earning your first basic instructional rating. Course start’s Friday night September 21st and 22nd 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

Congratulations Mom!!“Clayton Strider Group”“Clayton Strider loading the Aircraft with Treeman”A-license! Congratulations John!A-license! Congratulations, Nathan!“B-license! Congratulations, Zeke”A-license! Congratulations Jesse Schulte!“100th Jump Congratulations Brian Millard”


Ohio Numbers 11 – 16 September 2012:

  • Slots: 1355
  • Loads: 131
  • Tandem: 323
  • AFF: 81
  • Fun Jumpers Slots: 328

Clayton Strider 100th Birthday Jump Video By “Mel & Treeman”

“Treeman and Clayton Strider Exit Aircraft Photo By Mel”“Congratulations Clayton Strider 100 Years old Photo By Mel”Treeman and Bud at E-Jets International“Treeman & Gary Holden hanging out after Demo”“John Hart, David French, Dan Paganini and John Rudder Harth and Ray Dutch” Photo By Brad.“Claire Izon Getting ready for her Hop & pop @ Start Skydiving”

“Treeman @ Amelia Youth Sports”“Work Stinks Boogie”“Work Stinks Boogie”

 SALUTING OUR MILITARY: Master Sgt Michael Hunter

Master Sgt. Michael Hunter received the nation’s third highest medal for combat valor, two years after he took control of a faltering mission that ultimately led to the deaths of more than 1oo insurgents and helped NATO destroy entrenched enemy bunkers in western Afghanistan.

Master Sgt. Michael Hunter, 35, not only received the Silver Star for that April 2010 raid. Today he also received a Bronze Star for a June 2010 mission in which he delivered medical assistance to two wounded soldiers during a 16-hour firefight. “His courageous actions all the way through the engagement kept momentum in the friendly force’s favor and were decisive to repelling a determined enemy assault and the successful treatment and evacuation of two critically injured U.S. soldiers,” Hunter’s Bronze Star commendation reads.

Hunter is a married father of four who has served in Lewis-McChord’s 1st Special Forces Group since 2007. In addition to fighting in Afghanistan, he has deployed to Iraq, Cambodia and the Philippines.

His Silver Star commendation says Hunter played a crucial role in executing a joint raid with 28 Afghan commandos and three other American special operators. They intended to identify hardened enemy positions in the Bala Morghab District near Afghanistan’s border with Turkmenistan. They found a surprising network of enemy compounds full of fighters. By the time of the raid, insurgents had forced out civilians and laid defenses including mined wire obstacles and machine gun bunkers. The joint commando team snuck through the enemy’s front line and scouted further positions. They first took fire when a man peeked out at them from around a corner and returned with an AK-47. The commandos killed that first shooter. They took more fire as they approached one of the main enemy positions, killing several insurgents but suffering several nonfatal injuries among their own ranks. They created a helicopter landing zone to evacuate the first four friendly casualties. Commandos kept moving toward enemy positions, but the Afghan forces started to show reluctance after losing several of their teammates. They were hit hard while trying to clear insurgent tunnels. “When the (Afghan) commandos refused to return to the offensive and attack the insurgents, Sergeant Hunter calmly stepped to the front of them, moved to the nearest tunnel entrance where the enemy was firing from and personally neutralized the insurgents with fragmentation grenades and M4 small arms fire,” his Silver Star commendation reads.

Afterward, Hunter persisted in putting himself in danger to lead the way for the U.S. and Afghan special operators attacking the enemy compounds.

They discovered an elaborate tunnel network, which they helped obliterate by calling in NATO close air support. Western aircraft dropped four 500-pound bombs on the site, “reducing the compound,” as the commendation reads. Hunter’s commendation praises him for having the foresight to gather photographs of enemy positions and to pick up material for intelligence analysis. It also says he played an important role in helping the commands from both nation’s withdraw from the fight under heavy fire. “Sergeant Hunter refused to allow other (Special Operations Forces) operators to place themselves in these exposed positions and insisted on assuming rearguard duty yet again,” it reads. “Sergeant Hunter’s repeated heroic, selfless actions throughout the withdrawal allowed the patrol to get back to Firebase Todd without suffering any additional serious casualties. “Throughout the entire 10-hour engagement, Sergeant Hunter repeatedly provided inspiration, leadership, and guidance to brother SOF operators and Afghanistan Army commandos,”

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:

“Parachute team member Treeman at 09 08 2012 Amelia Youth Sports”“Fang at 09 08 2012 Amelia Youth Sports”

Dan Paganini Jumps University of Cincinnati Flag for Team Fastrax on the exhibition parachute jump into the University of Cincinnati Football game.

“Next Few weeks Demo’s”

09 28 2012 Athens High School

  • Paul Standford American Flag
  • David Hart Army Streamer
  • Sherri Ground Crew

09 28 2012 Kettering vs. Centerville (ARMY)

  • Dan Paganini American Flag
  • Fang Army Flag / Game Ball
  • Babs Ground Crew

09 28 2012 La Salle Football vs. Moeller

  • John Hart
  • Alex Hart

09 28 2012 Pickerington HS Central vs Pickerington North (ARMY)

  • Bud American Flag
  • Alex Lupson Army Streamer
  • Adrienne Ground Crew

09 28 2012 Springfield vs. Wayne (ARMY)

  • Ditch American Flag
  • Robin Army Streamer
  • Gary Holden Ground Crew

09 29 2012 Wal-Mart Moraine Ohio

  • Dan Paganini American Flag
  • Fang Army Flag / Game Ball
  • Babs Ground Crew

Last weeks Demos

09 11 2012 9.11 Demo

  • Treeman American Flag
  • Gene Ground Crew
  • Doug Johnson Ground Crew
  • Nita Newsom Ground Crew
  • Rick Dale Pilot

09 14 2012 Morgan vs Philo (ARMY)

  • Bud American Flag
  • Alex Lupson Army Streamer
  • Adrienne Ground Crew
  • Jeff Anderson Pilot

09 14 2012 New Albany High School

  • Paul Stanford American Flag
  • Sherri Ground Crew

09 14 2012 Nitro vs. St. Albans (ARMY)

  • Dan Paganini American Flag
  • Treeman Army Flag
  • Gary Holden Ground Crew
  • Rick Dale Pilot

09 15 2012 Air Force Marathon 0820am

  • David Hart Streamer
  • Dan Paganini American Flag
  • Treeman American Flag
  • Fang Streamer
  • Gary Holden Ground Crew
  • Marshal Pilot

09 15 2012 Safety Fair

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

09 15 2012 The after party at the Greene – 555pm

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

09 15 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Delaware State

  • Treeman American Flag
  • John Hart UC Flag
  • Bud Streamer
  • David Hart Streamer
  • David French Streamer
  • Jeff Anderson Pilot

 

 

 Bud @ Mead Cusa Cup ANKENEY SOCCER COMPLEXDan, Rudder and a Fan @ 07 28 2012 Nuxhall Miracle League DemoDayton Dragons Demo

TEAM VIDEO’S:

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”

08 24 2012 Simon Kenton High School (ARMY) Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”

09 01 2012 Mead Cusa Cup West Carrollton  Team Fastrax Video By “Rudder”

09 01 2012 Mead Cusa Cup OAK GROVE PARK Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”

08 31 2012 Fairfield High School Game Team Fastrax Video By “Dan and Rudder”

09 01 2012 IU vs. Indiana State Team Fastrax Video By “Dan”

09 06 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Pittsburgh Team Fastrax Video By “Team Fastrax”

09 09 2012 Darby Dan Team Fastrax Video By “Team Fastrax”

Upcoming Demos:

  • 09 28 2012 La Salle Football vs. Moeller
  • 09 28 2012 Athens High School (ARMY) (New)
  • 09 28 2012 Pickerington HS Central vs Pickerington North (ARMY) (New)
  • 09 28 2012 Springfield vs. Wayne (ARMY)
  • 09 28 2012 Kettering vs. Centerville (ARMY)
  • 09 29 2012 Wal-Mart Moraine Ohio (New)
  • 10 05 2012 Parkersburg South vs. Parkersburg (ARMY)
  • 10 05 2012 Roger Bacon HS (New)
  • 10 06 2012 New Carlisle (New)
  • 10 06 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Miami Ohio
  • 10 13 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Fordhame
  • 10 14 2012 63rd AMA Pro Hill Climb (New)
  • 10 20 2012 Minges Pumpkin Festival (New)
  • 10 21 2012 Minges Pumpkin Festival (New)
  • 10 26 2012 Chillicothe vs. Portsmouth (ARMY)
  • 10 26 2012 Westerville North vs Westerville South (ARMY)
  • 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.

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Take time to smell the roses @ Start Aviation Services

A wide variety of aircraft visit our ramp.A wide variety of aircraft visit our ramp.A wide variety of aircraft visit our ramp.


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Click Here For Team Fastrax Skydiving Video
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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 9 17 2012

  1. the first time i jumped with START, was the second best experience of my life, today i jumped for the second time, it was the number 1 greatest experience of my life.

    Posted by bobby | September 19, 2012, 11:16 pm

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