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Start Skydiving 06 24 2014

News from Start Skydiving:


Last weeks Ohio Numbers

  • Slots: 1112
  • Lifts: 74
  • Tandem’s: 334
  • AFF’s: 41
  • Demos: 9


Upcoming Events at Start Skydiving

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  • 2014 SARAH’S WORK STINKS! BOOGIE: AUG. 27 – SEP. 1 Register here for the Best Boogie in the Midwest! If you register before June 30th a lift ticket will be included in your registration package.
  • 4-WAY WEEKEND WITH NIKLAS HEMLIN: JULY 5-6 Come jump with 4-way world champion Niklas Hemlin for a weekend. Groups and individuals will be able to sign up for this event. Please register here.
  • THE OHIO CHALLENGE WARRIOR WEEKEND TO REMEMBER: JULY 10-14, 2014  Held in conjunction with The Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival which takes place July 11-13, 2014 at Smith Park/Hook Field-Middletown Regional Airport (Middletown, Ohio), the Warrior Weekend to Remember is an exciting combination of activities meant to enrich the lives of our active duty and veteran men and women injured in combat or training.For more information, click here. To volunteer or become a sponsor, contact
  • FREEFLY FRIDAY: JULY 11 Will Mitchell will be out organizing freeflyers of all levels starting at 1 pm.
  • SISTERS IN SKYDIVING WEEKEND: JULY 12-13 This is a great weekend to come out and promote women in the sport and get to know your fellow female skydivers. Register here.
  •  COACH RATING COURSES If you are interested in getting your USPA Coach Rating this season, please email


10376000_882792438403115_7275644456707890161_nCongratulations to Pfc. Gregory West, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, who was named the Ranger School Enlisted Honor Graduate, during the graduation, June 20.

10339497_832519166759036_849123977824689343_oNew Headdown State Record. Photo by Melanie Johnson — with Shawn Patrick, Chris Frayer, Jimmy Tranter, Kylie Rhoads, Cameron Caldwell, Jennifer Frayer, Alex Lupson, Alex Hart, Brad Hunt, Tyler Roemer, Jenny Hemby, David Lunardi and Melanie Johnson at Start Skydiving.

TroyA – License! Congratulations, Troy Willmer at Start Skydiving

VadimB- License! Congratulations,  Vadim at Start Skydiving

AubreyD- License! Congratulations,  Aubrey at Start Skydiving 20140623_154129D- License! Congratulations,  Emily at Start Skydiving20140622_084817A- License! Congratulations,  at Start Skydiving

10314455_10152513883540903_2171150258376830245_n“Mel and David or Batman and Batgirl”

10494393_832520320092254_896953594715412912_oDonald Smith at Start Skydiving, Photo by Melanie Johnson.

Tandem OhioPhoto by Melanie Johnson, with Brad Hunt, Alex Hart, Alex Lupson and Jimmy Tranter at Start Skydiving. Tandem jump“A little time off”

Skydive indy“Lacey Upham Group at Start Skydiving”skydive KyMichael Grabar and Kyle

Amanda Kramer 013“Amanda Kramer”

IMAG0805“Congratulations Mommy Duck at Start Skydiving.”

IMG_7420Sunset @ Start Skydiving Florida.   

Manifest/View Loads from Your Phone!

 You can now manifest from your smartphone! Simply download the BurbleMe app for your phone’s operating system (see links below) and start manifesting today!



You can also view our Manifest Board one of the following ways:

SALUTING OUR MILITARY: Marine Corporal David Noblit

Marine Corporal

Marine Corporal David Noblit, Jr. was on his second deployment when he lost both of his legs above the knees, and suffered severe damage to his left arm in an IED blast in Sangin, Afghanistan on October 21, 2010.

What had started as a normal day found Cpl. Noblit on a morning patrol. A “local” told the squad’s interpreter that insurgents had been placing IED’s in a compound nearby. Working with a team, Cpl. Noblit began clearing the compound. While completing the task, an unidentified IED was triggered when the pressure plate was stepped on, throwing Cpl. Noblit through the air; traumatically amputating both of his legs and leaving a hole in his left arm.

Lifesaving measures at the scene readied Cpl. Noblit for transport as more than a dozen insurgents’ waited to ambush the group while en route to the landing zone. Following a firefight, and safely onboard the helicopter, Cpl. Noblit was MEDEVACed to Camp Leatherneck Hospital in Afghanistan.


Here are a few good links:

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United States Parachute Association
Start Skydiving Newsletter sign-up

News from Start Skydiving Florida:

Wounded Warrior Event 15 March 2014

  • We have 35 Wounded Warrior jumpers all Wounded Warrior March 15 2014 at Start Skydiving Florida.

March 15, a large group of Wounded Warriors will be leap from airplanes over Start Skydiving Florida as a part of the Florida Wounded Warrior Weekend. This event is hosted by Start Skydiving Florida and Team Fastrax Professional Skydiving Team as part of their long-term ‘Giving Back’ campaign that provides this exciting experience to Wounded Warrior across the United States.

IMG_4142High Altitude Skydive Salute for 35 Florida Wounded Warriors. Photo By Melanie Johnson.      DCIM100GOPROWounded Warrior Andres Figueroa with Brian North.     Justin Gaertner (3)Wounded Warrior Justin Gaertner with Brian North, Photo By Melanie Johnson.

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:

UK Daily News publishs Team Fastrax Pyro


06 15 2014 NASCAR Quicken Loans 400 Team Fastrax Video”

06 14 2014 Dayton Dragons Team Fastrax Video”

06 07 2014 Dublin Special Olympics Team Fastrax Video”


10383738_10152159436982135_5957843515152647593_o Quicken 400 Michigan National Speedwayphoto“Dana Bowman”

Richmond International Raceway“Team and US Marines at Richmond International Raceway” Richmond International Raceway3“RG3 and Team Fastrax”  Team FastraxDan Paganini navigating his way down as the Easter Bunny.  DCIM104GOPRO“Dana Bowman jumps Hexagon parachute into Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach”Team“Team Fastrax and Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Girls”  demonstrations parachute jumps

2014 Weekend to Remember

 CedricArmy SFC Cedric King in Patriot One with Team Fastrax tandem instructor Dan Paganini at the Halo for Freedom Warriors event in Texas. Bruce Crandall1Medal of Honor Recipient Army LTC Bruce P. Crandall jumps at the Halo for Freedom Warriors event in Texas with Team Fastrax tandem instructor Bud Prenatt.

 DaleNavy EOD1 EOD Tech Dave Hawxhurst jumps at the Halo for Freedom Warriors event in Texas with Team Fastrax tandem instructor Hollis.  .  DominicUSMC SSgt EOD Tech Dominic Chavez hops up to Patriot One to load the aircraft.

exhibition parachute jumps“Great Photo of Dan”

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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”

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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Start Skydiving & Team Fastrax Professional Skydiving Team
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877GOJUMP2 / 877.465.8672
Click Here For New 9 /11 Memorial Jump 2011
Click Here For Team Fastrax Skydiving Video
Click Here For Team Fastrax documentary
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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