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Start Skydiving 08 01 2013

News from Start Skydiving:

 Ohio Numbers  22 – 29 July 2013:

        Slots: 1133
        Loads: 98
        Tandem: 354
        AFF: 11
        Fun Jumpers Slots: 255

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SkydiveC-license and D-license! Congratulations, Matt Forgille

284436_10151193705697559_123327867_nCongratulations Matt Forgille New Tandem Master. 539357_10152082539160455_2129783984_nCongratulations Alex Hart New Tandem Master.


“Work Stinks Boogie Video

Mark your calendars! Only 2 months until the Work Stinks Boogie! Leave your suit and tie at home and come out and JUMP during Labor Day Weekend!! Aug 28th – Sept 2nd! Check out our ad in the current issue of Parachutist… See you there! “Registration Link”

Events are emerging for the 2013 Work Stinks! Boogie and you will want to be a part of it! We are limiting the participants to 500 this year so we can manage the event and ensure the safety of our patrons.

Aircraft slots will be $23.00 for the event  267 slots of lift per hour

  • 1- CASA 312 Tailgate seats 31 (3 loads per hour)
  • 1- Otter seats 23 (three loads per hour)
  • 1- Grand Caravan seats 17 (three loads per hour)
  • 1- Caravan seats 15  (three loads per hour)

2- R44 Helicopter slots are $60.00 if there are 3 people on the load and $89.00 if there are 2 people on the load. You must pre-manifest from 8am to 12pm Sat & Sun and Purchase helicopter jumps ONLINE.

RW Organizing
Big ways 30-40-50 with World Record Organizer Guy Wright and other special guests
4-10 ways with the ladies on Team Tenacity
Norman Kent will be documenting the event and will be available for private videos.

Free-Fly Organizing
Organizing of all skill levels with Jimmy T, Tom Baker and World Record Holder Melanie Johnson
10-20 ways with Brad Hunt

We are happy to announce that Full Service will be back on Friday evening. On Saturday evening, we will have live entertainment, a great BBQ meal and the Selection.Com Fastrax pyrotechnic aerial display and ground launched fireworks show.  A show you will never forget.

We will have gear representives on location providing demo equipment available to those who are looking to try out some new stuff.

We have a dedicated FREE camping area that has a bonfire pit for your enjoyment. We also have 20 RV hookups for the event ($100 for the event). The hookups are on a first come basis, so reserve them early through our online store. There is a $25.00 camper permit fee for all campers not using electric.

Shower Trailer
We will be bringing in an eight-bay shower trailer to compliment our three showers already at the DZ.

Register online and all you have to do is walk up to our VIP lane, pick up your packet, and have your rig checked by our rigger. You can place money on your account before you arrive and START Skydiving!

Registration  is $45.00 and includes your Saturday meal ticket, t-shirt, one lift ticket, and your Fast Slots card if you register before June 30th. Registration after June 30th will include all of the same items aside from the lift ticket.

Jumping for Jacob!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

This is an event to raise money for the Team Jacob Foundation which helps support children and their families that are dealing with childhood brain cancer. Tandem skydivers can earn a free skydive by raising money. 

Chris Curtis 001“Adrienne Under Canopy”


“The Rudder Group” Richard Martin 003“Richard Martin and Gripper” Erika Mackinnon 011

“Melanie Johnson As Dumb Donald on Fat Albert”Melissa Losekamp 012“Nice View”Skydive Ohio“Todd Johnson Working on The Packing Mat”

Ashely Doyno 010“Ashely Doyno waving Bye to her Friends”Image5-horz Alex Hart is getting his Tandem rating! Watch Out! with Raleigh McClainand Brad Hunt at Start Skydiving.

300684_608503575827264_720722550_nSuperman! Photo by Melanie Johnson with Celli Lloydlovski at Start Skydiving.




Micheal P. Barrett was born in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and raised in Youngstown, N.Y.

He enlisted in March 1981 and underwent recruit training at 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Delta Company, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

In November 1981, Private First Class Barrett completed Infantry Training School at Camp Lejeune, N.C. He was ordered to 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, Twentynine Palms, Calif., for duty. He served in a variety of billets from Grenadier to Platoon Sergeant.

Sergeant Barrett was transferred in August 1984 to Inspector-Instructor duty with 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, New Rochelle, N.Y. Outside of his primary duties as an infantry instructor, he was assigned numerous support duties to include; Armorer, Nuclear Biological Chemical Noncommissioned Officer, and Training Chief.

In September 1987, Sergeant Barrett was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines where he assumed the responsibilities as Platoon Sergeant of the Surveillance Target Acquisition Platoon. During the Gulf War he deployed forward with Task Force Papa Bear.

In April 1992, Staff Sergeant Barrett received orders to Drill Instructor School, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif. Upon completion of Drill Instructor School, he was assigned to Company F, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, as a Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, and Chief Drill Instructor. In January 1994, he was selected as the Battalion Drill Master of 2nd Recruit Training Battalion.

In January 1995, Gunnery Sergeant Barrett was assigned to Scout Sniper Instructor School, Quantico, Va., as the Chief Instructor.

In September of 1996, Gunnery Sergeant Barrett was transferred to Marine Security Company, Camp David, Presidential Retreat, for duties as the Company Gunnery Sergeant and liaison to the United States Secret Service.

Upon completion of his tour at Camp David, First Sergeant Barrett was transferred to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, Twentynine Palms, Calif., where he assumed the duties as India Company First Sergeant from August 1998 until April 2000. He was then assigned to Headquarters and Service Company from April 2000 to March 2001. His tour culminated as the Senior Enlisted Leader of Weapons Company from March 2001 to June 2002.

Sergeant Major Barrett was then assigned to Recruiting Station Cleveland, Ohio, from July 2002 until May 2005, as the Recruiting Station Sergeant Major.

Sergeant Major Barrett was transferred to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines in May 2005, where he completed two combat deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (04-06.2 and 06-08.1) in the Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

From October 2007 to May 2009, Sergeant Major Barrett was assigned as the sergeant major of Officer Candidates School, Quantico, Va.

Sergeant Major Barrett was selected as the 1st Marine Division Sergeant Major and took his post in June 2009. In December 2009, he assumed the duties as I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) Sergeant Major, and deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom (10.1/10.2) in March 2010.  During this deployment, he also became the NATO Regional Command (Southwest) Command Sergeant Major for Nimruz and Helmand Province, Afghanistan.  He turned over the 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) and Regional Command (Southwest) in March and April 2011.

Sergeant Major Barrett assumed his current post as the 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps on 9 June 2011.

His personal awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with combat “V” and gold star, Meritorious Service Medal with gold star, Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with combat “V” and three gold stars, Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal with two gold stars, Combat Action Ribbon with gold star, and the Presidential Service Badge.


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:


DCIM100GOPROAdelle Molnar jumps with Clint Leighton at Start Skydiving Florida. 

DCIM100GOPROSteven Hart a 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:

06 14 2013 Independence Hall   IMG_78001000 Ft Above LZ Photo by John Hart.  . 

IMG_9034“Group Photo with Leroy Petry, Team Fastrax, Dana, Darrin  and USMC Honor Guard”

IMG950026Matt, Paul and Bud @ Kentucky Speedway

Army Rangers“Scioto Downs Pyrotechnics Jump Team” Demo Jump“Team Fastrax giving away T-Shirts @ Scioto Downs”Parachute Team“Team Cleans Smith park”

VIDEO’S Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway:

Don’t forget to show support for us by Liking us on Facebook.


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 02 2012 WEBN Team Fastrax Video By “Team Fastrax”

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”

09 15 2012 Air Force Marathon Team Fastrax Video By “Team Fastrax”

09 15 2012 Safety Fair Team Fastrax Video By “Dan P”

09 15 2012 University of Cincinnati Football  Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”

10 06 2012 University of Cincinnati Football  Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”

10 12 2012  Logan Hocking  Team Fastrax Video By “Dan”

06 23 2013  Dayton Airshow  Team Fastrax Video”

06 26 2013  KY Speedway NASCAR  Team Fastrax Video”

News from Start Aviation Services:

We pledge to attend to our customers’ needs in a professional and courteous manner. We also will treat our customers with the utmost respect and regard. Start Aviation Services provides quality service combined with competitive pricing for a valuable choice.

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.

Take time to smell the roses @ Start Aviation Services

A wide variety of aircraft visit our ramp.

The Team Jacob Foundation 

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


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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, Skydive Orlando, Skydive Florida 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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