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Start Skydiving 09 30 2013

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 Ohio Numbers  23- 29 September  2013:

        Slots:   997
        Loads:  83
        Tandem:  244
        AFF:   24
        Fun Jumpers Slots: 215

 start skydivingB-license! Congratulations, Jesse Schulte.Skydiving IndianapolisC-license! Congratulations, Kyle Enderle. JumpingC-license! Congratulations, Steven Klosterman. Skydiving AccessoriesStart Skydiving New USPA Coach’s John Richmine,  Heather Udell and Steven Klosterman.

1239972_711893258824319_1785794747_nA-license! Congratulations, Jesse Schulte.

CharlesA-license! Congratulations, Charles Watson.

StartA-license! Congratulations, Tony Ryan at Start Skydiving.

Skydive in IndianaRudder and John hart, photo by Dave Funpoleez Rhea. 

Tandem“09 28 2013 Smith Park Hospice 5K run and walk Matt and Derick”Skydive Indiana“09 28 2013 Smith Park Hospice 5K run and walk with Fido” Skydiving Columbus“Derick and Heather Udell on her coach jump”Start SkydivingJennifer Frayer, Lane V Paquin, Melanie Johnson, Brad Hunt, Tom Baker, Tyler Roemer and Chris Frayer at Work Stinks Boogie, photo by Dave Funpoleez Rhea.

Jump7800 sq. ft. flag jumped by Paul Stanford. Rigging“Chris at Land of Illusion”

Skydive“David French”ArmyTexas Hog Hunt with the Wounded Warriors.

Tandem Skydive“Tom and Tyfani”

20130830_170508The Flight line crew “The Wolf Pack”


Start Skydiving3-D Killer Klowns single you out for their psychotic games

Tandem jumpShadowy woods where cackling chainsaw sickos crunch through the undergrowth, soft-footed murderers bare bloody little blades, and blowtorch-wielding madmen rip across the trail in hot pursuit…

Start SkydivingSgt. First Class (Ret.) Dana Bowman exits the plane. Check out his story at Photo by Melanie Johnson at Start Skydiving.



SALUTING OUR MILITARY:  Spc. Christopher M. “Kit” Lowe


Spc. Christopher M. “Kit” Lowe, a forward observer with the 1-108th Cavalry Regiment, received the award for actions he took during combat operations in the Alasai Valley, Afghanistan.

Lowe, a six-year veteran of the Georgia National Guard, was on a combat mission with the 48th Battle Training Brigade when he heard gunfire on the roof of the building he was searching. Lowe knew then Marine Capt. Matthew Freeman, whom he considered a friend, and the unit’s medic were on that roof and in trouble. Lowe scrambled up a ladder to the roof and saw Freeman had been hit, with bullets still incoming.

“My friend was shot and I needed to get to him,” Lowe recalled.

Lowe crawled across the roof to the spot where Freeman was lying, bleeding and unresponsive. “I went to go get him, and I got hit,” Lowe said.

As Lowe was pulling the medic to the ground, Lowe was hit by machine gun fire in the upper right thigh.

“It ruined a perfectly good uniform,” Lowe quipped. “It was surreal. I never thought I was going to die, even after I was shot. I didn’t realize the extent of my wounds. I thought I’d be back at work the next day.”

With shots still incoming, Lowe scanned the area. “When you come under fire you want to know where it’s coming from,” Lowe said. “What I was trying to do was find out where [the enemy fire] was coming from so I could fire on the position.”

He discovered the enemy was shooting from a house built into the side of a mountain, so that indirect fire would be ineffective. “You can land mortars on it, but all you’d be doing is beating up a mountain,” Lowe said. “You have to hit the house.”

Although injured, Lowe returned fire until reinforcements arrived in a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicle to neutralize the target.

“I really hate public speaking,” Lowe told the audience assembled to witness his award. “But I’d better get used to it if I want to be president.”

Lowe said of Freeman, the Marine who died, “He was my friend. I wish they didn’t have to give his Purple Heart posthumously. I did what I was supposed to do. I did what I was trained to do. It reflects well on the Georgia National Guard.”

“My main concern was Capt. Freeman,” Lowe said. “Capt. Freeman was killed, and I needed to get him and the medic with him off [the roof].”

Col. Stephen Joyce, commander of the 48th Battle Training Brigade at the time of Lowe’s actions, said his behavior was exemplary. “It’s everything that’s right about America, and everything that’s right about the Army.”

First Lt. Matt Smith, a member of the unit who earlier received the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat two months before Lowe’s actions, presented the Bronze Star with “V” Device to Lowe.

“I was intensely proud of him and all the other Soldiers involved,” Smith said. “Cavalry have a reputation as above average Soldiers, and his actions exemplified that.”

Lowe’s thoughts still remain with his fallen comrade. “The only thing I can say is that I’m sorry. He meant the world to me in the short time I knew him and I wish there was more I could do for him.”



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News from Team Fastrax:

ResizedImage95137963103201209 19 2013 Glen Este Football Demo

Team FastraxJames Fangmeyer, Dan Paganini, Paul Stanford, John Rudder Harth, Bud Prenatt, Alex Hart and John Hart at University of Cincinnati Football Jump.

Demo JumpChicagoland NASCAR with Robin Heider, Gary Holden Alex Lupson and Kyle Sward.

Uc DemoBud and Paul at University of Cincinnati Football Jump

Michael SchlitzMichael Schlitz, Dan, Matt and Jim West at the CARSTAR Golf Outing.

Parachute jump“University of Cincinnati Football Jump”DemoBoulder Crest Retreat ribbon cutting ceremony In Bluemont Va With Dan Paganini, Dana Bowman, Matt Harvey and Dan Aukstitkalnis. Honored to be coined by the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Demo jumpDan lands at the 50 yard line at the new Campbell County High School Football Field.

08 30 2013 Kettering Fairmont High School08 30 2013 Kettering Fairmont High School Babs, Derick, Dave, Bud, Matt and Zeke.

06 14 2013 Independence HallIMG_78001000 Ft Above LZ Photo by John Hart..

Dedicated in Honor of Army Specialist Jesse SnowU.S. ArmyDavid Hart’s tandem Mark Hodges…Purple Heart, shot in the neck….flew proximity with 3 flags and loved it.

Demo JumpDavid, Rudder, Bud, Robin, Babs, Josh, Rob, Heater and Gem.  US ArmyTeam Fastrax at All Ohio Balloon FestivalTeam Fastrax“Bud and Dragon’s Fan”

parachute teamI want to thank Skydiver’s Dan (Treeman) Aukstikalnis and Scott Gila Stilwell for being kind enough to pose with our girls! (We were on a field trip to Philly from Babylon, NY (Long Island) I was able to take a couple of pictures of you guys coming down. (photo by Flo Siemsen) Delta ForceThis was a wonderful surprise for our kids who were on a field trip here in Philly, to see this great view in the sky! I’m glad I had my camera ready!” (photo by Flo Siemsen) exhibition parachute jumps“Great Photo of Dan”

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

 Demo JumpAnother day at the office with Babs Waguespack, Gary Holden, Derick Creech and Josh Guerra at Bath Co. Wheels & Wing car and air show.

VIDEO’S Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway:

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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”

08 24 2013 Heros Ride Team Fastrax Video”

08 24 2013 Spc Jesse A. Snow Memorial Skydive @ Dayton National Cemetery Team Fastrax Video”

08 17 2013 Thunder United FC Team Fastrax Video”

08 30 2013 Kettering Fairmont High School Football Team Fastrax Video”

08 31 2013 University of Cincinnati Football Team Fastrax Video”

09 11 2013 Quaker Steak & Lube on 9/11/2013 Team Fastrax Video”

09 13 2013 Lakota East HS Football game Team Fastrax Video”

09 14 2013 478th Army Engineering Battalion Team Fastrax Video”

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