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Start Skydiving 10 20 2014

News from Start Skydiving:


Last weeks Ohio Numbers

  • Slots: 523
  • Lifts: 40
  • Tandem’s: 125
  • AFF’s: 10
  • Fun jumps Slots: 42
  • Demos: 7

 Recent Accomplishments

10696438_938429266170544_8948182413400350884_nJennifer Donohue A licenseStartB – License! Congratulations, Ashley Pierzynski — at Start Skydiving.

IMG_8786Alter Ego Silver Canopy Course

Upcoming Events at Start Skydiving

“Halloween Party”

We always have fun at our parties, beer starts flowing at Start after the last load and Best and Worst Costumes will be awarded. (Worst Costume buys Best Costume a drink)



Last loads of the day we will set up the annual Chute-Shoot-Shot Competition. Sport accuracy, paintball guns, dizzy bats, obstacle courses, and taking shots will reveal this year’s champion…

ParachuteChute-Shoot-Shot Competition 2013

10645265_10205085078706226_3927989439197486728_n“Matt and Ashtyn Bartkowiak”1899956_938515759495228_440958626061902328_nA license Jennifer Donohue from dawn to dusk! with Randi Newsom, Lisa Iwasaki, Alex Lupson, Emily MacDonald, Paola Pirani, Clay Hart and Mico Ribeiro

SF 49ers2“Dan Paganini with the Flag at San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles at Levi’s Stadium.”

Erica Courter 126“Erica Courter and Friends”

Bryan Romey 096“AFF Student Bryan Romey”


10631238_934083826605088_7581261798335178985_o Mico and Jennifer FASTRAX

“Hollas”10313379_805450819465871_1029080696263824342_n“Happy Student at Start Skydiving”Kayia Mays 043“Kyle and Emily”

Skydive ohio“Adam Milner Before his 1st jump”  IMG_0908“Packers”

tandem parachute“Aerodynamic Cycling”     USANational Anthem Photo by Rick Winkler.

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:




Army Medic, SPC Monica Lin Brown, had only one thing on her mind when she leapt from her HMMWV, grabbed an aid bag, and ran through enemy fire to help five wounded soldiers who were crawling from the HMMWV that was burning behind her. “I did not think about much but getting the guys taken care of,” the Lake Jackson, TX, native told the Associated Press on March 9, 2008.

SPC Brown’s efforts to first shield the wounded and then move them to a safer location several hundred meters away in order to assess and treat them, earned her the second Silver Star in US military history awarded to a woman for action in direct combat.

She was serving with the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team April 25, 2007, when a roadside bomb ripped into their four-vehicle convoy, as it traveled through Paktia Province, Afghanistan. Insurgents attacked the convoy as wounded soldiers crawled from the damaged HMMWV and others struggled to save them. SPC Brown used her own body to shield the wounded from falling mortars and small arms fire, as well as from ammunition that was going off inside the burning HMMWV, according to the Associated Press.

“Rounds [were] now exploding in the fire from the HMMWV behind us [and] somewhere in the mix, we started taking mortar rounds. It became a huge commotion, but all I could let myself think about were my patients,” she told Army SPC Micah E. Clare for the American Forces Press Service March 24, 2008.

SPC Brown’s Silver Star nomination reads that her “bravery, unselfish actions and medical aid rendered” —under the “commotion” that lasted nearly two hours before safe medical evacuation was possible—“saved the lives of her comrades and represents the finest traditions of heroism in combat.”

“Looking back, it was just a blur of noise and movement,” she told SPC Clare. She added that she has since realized that “everything I had done during the attack was just rote memory … With training like I was given, any medic would have done the same in my position.”

SPC Brown joined the Army in 2005 with her brother Justin Brown, who is also deployed in the Global War on Terror. She is due to return to the United States in late spring 2008 and plans to go to school so she can join the Army Nurse Corps.

SPC Brown is one of 15 women in US military history known to have received the Silver Star, and she is one of only two women to receive the medal for action in direct combat. The first was former Kentucky National Guard SGT Leigh Ann Hester who received the medal in 2005. To read more about SPC Brown, visit the Department of Defense Web site. To read more about SGT Hester, visit our Women’s History Month feature. Additionally, six Army nurses in World War I and seven Army nurses in World War II have been awarded the Silver Star.





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 25 and 26 October 2014

  • We have 35 Wounded Warrior jumpers all Wounded Warrior 25 & 26 October 2014 at Start Skydiving Florida.

October 25 and 26, 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”

09 01 2014 U of L Football Team Fastrax Video”

09 28 2014 49ers Football Team Fastrax Video”

IMG_9009“Team Fastrax @ NASCAR Talladega”

SF 49ers 1Team Fastrax Professional Skydiving Team performs at halftime of the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles at Levi’s Stadium.

DemoTeam FASTRAX at Loveland High School. On time on target. — with David Hart, Steve Ream, John Garrido and John Hart.

10961_10153131114775968_5597709605246357627_nTeam Fastrax at the opening football game for the University of Cincinnati. Go bearcats. Paul Brown Stadium.

DCIM103GOPROTeam Fastrax at Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond International Raceway — with Mark Russell, Matthew Pennington, Jennifer Olson, Dana Lee Bowman, Dan Paganini and Paul Stanford. DCIM103GOPRO“Selfie” ESPN’s Mobile Pit Studio and Team Fastrax — with Dan Paganini, Brad Daugherty, Rusty Wallace, Dana Lee Bowman, Nicole Briscoe, Paul Peckhan, Paul Stanford, Mark Russell and Matthew Pennington DCIM103GOPRONASCAR Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond International Raceway — with Dana Lee Bowman, Dan Paganini and Paul Stanford.

U of L (1)“Before U of L Game”

Demo TeamTeam Fastrax 1st event at Levi’s® Stadium 10525769_920697811277922_596508703203412371_n“Team Fastrax”

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

  Richmond International Raceway3“RG3 and Team Fastrax”  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 

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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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