News from Start Skydiving:
Last weeks Ohio Numbers
- Slots: 1491
- Lifts: 125
- Tandem’s: 363
- AFF’s: 69
- Fun jumps Slots: 427
- Demos: 11
- David Arcaro
- Jacob Rubeiro
- Jared Navarro
- Jacob Rubin
- Chris Nurnberger
- Dale Kierstead
- Jodan ZinkThanks Kyle, Little John, Pairani, Adam and Ditch.
David Covel placed 5th out of 52 wingsuiters in the Red Bull Wingsuit Races in Oakdale, California.
Congratulations, David!“Congratulations, Tyler’s Morrow A License” “Congratulations, Medal of Honor recipient MSG Leroy Petry retires” Photo by Rick Winkler
Upcoming Events at Start Skydiving
AFF INSTRUCTOR COURSE: AUG. 10 – 14
Course starts at 8 am on August 10th. Email Gene Newsom to register.
- Must be 18 years old
- USPA membership
- Hold a USPA coach or instructor rating from another dispatching discipline (IAD, SL or USPA tandem)
- USPA C-license
- Accumulate a total of 6 hours of freefall time
- Hold a USPA coach rating for a year or have a total of 500 jumps
- Complete required USPA AFF proficiency card requirements
- Use a current (within past 2 years) SIM and IRM
The AFFI proficiency card is in the back of the IRM or can be downloaded from USPA’s website. This card needs to be signed off in the required areas. If you are already an instructor you can skip the topics that are marked with an asterisk (*). Review the proficiency card to see what you need to do prior to the course. Signatures will be valid for 12 months. Some topics will be signed off during the course by the course examiner. This is marked on the card and is self-explanatory.
- 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.
“Calvin”“In the Zone”Alex Hart and Zachary Gronefeld“Airborne”Photos by Greg Lennert’s nephew — with Erin Flanagan and David CL at Start Skydiving. Raja Bheem. Photo by Mico — with Kyle Whittier at Start Skydiving. Krystal Graf. Photo by Paola — with Lonnie Kirk at Start Skydiving.
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!
- From the Start Skydiving Facebook page (Click the “View Our Current Plane Loads” link at the top of the page)
- By clicking this link: https://dzm.burblesoft.com/jumper_manifest_public/?dz_id=70
SALUTING OUR MILITARY: Ranger CSM (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:
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.
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:
NEW TEAM VIDEO’S:
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”
07 03 2014 Red White and Boom 2014 “Team Fastrax Video”
07 04 2014 4th July Party 2014 “Team Fastrax Video”
San Jose Earthquakes“Team and US Marines at Richmond International Raceway” “RG3 and Team Fastrax” Dan Paganini navigating his way down as the Easter Bunny. “Team Fastrax and Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Girls”
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”
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.
Start Aviation Services.
The Team Jacob Foundation
For more information or to make a donation see the Links Below:
AWOS Link AWOS LINK:
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.