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Start Skydiving 08 04 2014

News from Start Skydiving:


Last weeks Ohio Numbers

  • Slots: 1491
  • Lifts: 125
  • Tandem’s: 363
  • AFF’s: 69
  • Fun jumps Slots: 427
  • Demos: 11

 Recent Accomplishments

IMG_20140731_190616253A – License! Congratulations, Thomas Birdwell 20140803_122828“Whats is This” A – License! Congratulations, Lisa Iwasaki  — at Start Skydiving.

18000 SkydiveCongratulations, Mico 18,000 Skydives.

20140727_122042Coach Course 07 26 2014

  • David Arcaro
  • Jacob Rubeiro
  • Jared Navarro
  • Jacob Rubin
  • Chris Nurnberger
  • Dale Kierstead
  • Jodan ZinkThanks Kyle, Little John, Pairani, Adam and Ditch.

2170David Covel placed 5th out of 52 wingsuiters in the Red Bull Wingsuit Races in Oakdale, California.
Congratulations, David!
IMG_20140712_182441342“Congratulations, Tyler’s Morrow A License”  photo 2“Congratulations, Medal of Honor recipient MSG Leroy Petry retires” Photo by Rick Winkler

skydive indy“Congratulations, Chris Nurnberger B License” 

Upcoming Events at Start Skydiving


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.



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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.

  10525661_855095981168021_6702844260833952203_n“Wounded Warrior Weekend 2104”

10533899_860315760646043_7243324119746199657_oFather and Daughter celebrate their birthdays… Photo by Paola — at Start Skydiving.

Calvin Pilot 098

“Calvin”Stephanie Depalma 005“In the Zone”Zachary Gronefeld 045Alex Hart and Zachary GronefeldIMG_0008“Airborne”10466996_860317683979184_8859712855153033010_oPhotos by Greg Lennert’s nephew — with Erin Flanagan and David CL at Start Skydiving. 1941490_860315870646032_6977579600618101980_oRaja Bheem. Photo by Mico — with Kyle Whittier at Start Skydiving. 1978860_860315643979388_1232901215208880751_nKrystal Graf. Photo by Paola — with Lonnie Kirk at Start Skydiving.

AFF Skydive“ZZ Top skydives” Birdman“Birdman”

GatorHannah returns her Father’s ashes, who was an avid skydive. Photo by Melanie. Sarah1Sarah’s Father, Larry, takes to the sky. Photo by Emily MacDonald.   USANational Anthem Photo by Rick Winkler.

10446217_860317760645843_7911473317997397867_oPhotos by Greg Lennert’s nephew — with Joe Nesbitt, Sylvia Tozbikian, Sarah Winkler, Erin Flanagan and David CL 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:


10394522_920889097925460_202166443449961550_nCSM (R) Leon-Guerrero and David Hart

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.       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”

07 03 2014 Red White and Boom 2014 Team Fastrax Video”

07 04 2014 4th July Party 2014 Team Fastrax Video”


Demo TeamTeam Fastrax 1st event at Levi’s® Stadium

10531226_10152213456802135_6048262936891771920_oTeam Fastrax @ Camping World RV Sales 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway 10525769_920697811277922_596508703203412371_n“Team Fastrax”

2014062895183543“Rudder hanging out after his Demo”10530777_900691033279922_8450407228520346183_nMedal of Honor recipient Master Sgt. Leroy A. Petry retirement ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

10497459_10152213451127135_7492788749708050384_oCamping World RV Sales 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway

 DSC_0837“Sheboygan Acuity Demo”

Acuity 10401383_906275612720142_3297359315253405088_nSan Jose EarthquakesRichmond 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.  Team“Team Fastrax and Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Girls”

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:


Gene Newsom

Start Skydiving & Team Fastrax Professional Skydiving Team
Middletown Regional | 1711 Run Way Drive | Middletown, Ohio 45042
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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