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Start Skydiving 06 30 2014

News from Start Skydiving:

dive_081 (1)“Start Skydiving Photo By John Lawson”

Last weeks Ohio Numbers

  • Slots: 799
  • Lifts: 61
  • Tandem’s: 274
  • AFF’s: 36
  • Demos: 5


Upcoming Events at Start Skydiving

skydiving in ohio


  • 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.

IMG_20140628_141053356Congratulations to our new A-license holder, Scott Kelly. 984301_613088442035444_1721099724_nC – License! Congratulations, Margot Meredith
1888447_10202309828484415_1184559090_nCongratulations to our new PRO License holder, Amy Fillion
20140627_163708B – License! Congratulations, Margot Meredith

TroyA – License! Congratulations, Troy Willmer at Start Skydiving

20140623_154129D- License! Congratulations,  Emily at Start SkydivingA- License! Congratulations,  at Start Skydiving

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.

dive_083“Team Fastrax Photo By John Lawson”

start skydiving girls“Girl 4-way Team” Photo By Mel.Matt Hoffman 010“Alex” Photo By Mel.

Melanie 010Mr Garrido Photo By Mel.

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: Ranger CSM (R) Leon-Guerrero (R) Leon-Guerrero

CSM (R) Leon-Guerrero was born December 6, 1948, on the island of Guam, Mariana Islands, United States Territory. He enlisted in the United States Army on June 23rd 1966 and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Ord, California. After two tours in Vietnam, he served as Drill and Senior Drill Sergeant of the same Training Company he took Basic training with at the Infantry Training Center, Fort Ord, California.

Following these assignments, CSM Leon-Guerrero, served in various positions as Assistant Operations Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, and Command Sergeant Major of the 1st and 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75th Infantry, later redesignated as the 75th Ranger Regiment. To conclude an honorable and distinguished military service that span the Vietnam and Dessert Storm era, CSM Leon-Guerrero served and retired from the U.S. Army as Regimental Command Sergeant Major of his beloved 75th Ranger Regiment on February 1993.

Military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medals, Army Commendation medals, Army Achievement Medals, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Senior and Master Parachutist Badge with Bronze Star, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Israeli Parachutist Badge, Canadian Parachutist Badge, Jordanian Parachutist Badge, Good Conduct Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with arrowhead, and numerous campaign service medals. CSM Leon-Guerrero was inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame on June 19, 1997 at Fort Benning, Georgia. This award was formed to honor and preserve the spirit and contributions of America’s most extraordinary Rangers.

In pursuit of another dream vocation, Mr. LG, as his students fondly called him, taught Social Studies at Governor John R. Rogers High School from 1994 – 2000 and School Counselor for Emerald Ridge High School, Puyallup School District from 2001 to present. Mr. Leon-Guerrero’s education includes Bachelor of Arts, Teacher Certification, and Master of Education Degrees in Guidance and Counseling and Educational Technology.  For the school year 2009- 2010, Mr. LG was selected as Educator of the Year at Emerald Ridge for the Daffodil Pageant.

CSM Leon-Guerrero is married to the former Jayne Scharff and they have four wonderful children; Twin Roy & Robert, RinaMarie, and Mario.  CSM Leon-Guerrero (LG) and his wife reside at DuPont, WA.



Here are a few good links:

Start Skydiving YouTube
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”


10501593_663360049630_5973314181535356640_nKentucky Speedway DSC_0837“Sheboygan Acuity Demo”

Acuity 10401383_906275612720142_3297359315253405088_nSan Jose Earthquakes

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”

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”

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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