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Start Skydiving 05 25 2015

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 It’s time to start recruiting volunteers for the 2015 Warrior Weekend to Remember!           Click here to register

 

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Upcoming Events at Start Skydiving

Contributed by Arianna Williams

Here are some of the major events we have planned for 2015. Be sure to check our Start Skydiving Facebook page and Online Calendar for more events, information, and updates.

  • DOLLAR WEDNESDAYS:

$18 slots every Wednesday for experienced jumpers.

  • WINGSUIT FIRST FLIGHT COURSE: MAY 16, JULY 18, SEPTEMBER 19 

200 Jump Minimum. Course follows USPA recommendations. Wingsuit rental for the weekend if needed; get as many jumps as you like. Additional coaching during rental will be included.

$100 + Slot with wingsuit rental
$75 + Slot without wingsuit rental

Rental wingsuits available:
I-Bird – 5′ 3″
Phantom 2 – 5′ 9″
Phantom 3 – 6′ 10″

Additional suits are available from Wicked Wingsuits. You will need to arrange a rental prior to the course.

Click here to register for the JULY 18 course.

Click here to register for the SEPTEMBER 19 course.

  • TRACKING SKILLS CAMP: May 30-31

Brad Hunt will be hosting a Tracking Skills and Intro to Angle Flying Skills camp. We will begin Saturday working on proficiency in tracking and then move on to more challenging tracking dives and conclude the camp with the practical application of angle flying. All skill levels are encouraged to attend. Both caravans will be flying that weekend.

  • SISTERS IN SKYDIVING MEMORIAL WEEKEND: JUNE 20-21

Plans are also emerging for this year’s Sisters in Skydiving event. Joan Esson, Shannon Harth, and Amy Fillion will be available to organize ladies of all experience levels. The theme this year is masquerade so be sure to wear your most disguising mask and we’ll see you there! Registration coming soon…

The dropzone will be hosting a grill out dinner on Saturday, June 20, and we will conclude the evening with a special dedication ceremony. Rick Winkler and Team Fastrax will also be doing demonstration jumps in honor of the memorial weekend throughout the day.

  • WOUNDED WARRIOR WEEKEND: JULY 09-12

5/10k Run/Walk
101st Airborne Living History Team Display
Team Fastrax Pyrotechnic Skydive
Fireworks Show
Bow Fishing
Laser Light Show
Mass Hot Air Balloon Glow
Dayton Dragons Game
Navy Fighter
WWII B-25 Bomber
Hot Air Balloons
Helo
Bi-Plane
Entertainment/Country Music Concert
Indoor Go Cart Racing
12/25/50 Bike Ride
Golf Outing
Shooting Clays
Three Gun Shoot

For more information on the Warrior Weekend to Remember, please visit

https://www.facebook.com/warriorwtr/timeline

  • USPA AFF-I RATING COURSE: JULY 17-22

Prerequisites include: Must be 18 years old, hold a current USPA membership, hold a USPA coach or other instructor rating for a year or have 500 jumps and hold a USPA D-License, have logged and signed 6 hours of freefall, have completed necessary topics on the AFF proficiency card. For more information and to register, click here.

  • GUY WRIGHT 8-16 WAY INVITATIONAL: AUG. 28-29

World class big-way and Team Elite organizer Guy Wright will be organizing experienced jumpers for an upper level 8-16 way invitational camp. Please contact Arianna@startskydiving.com for more information and to register.

OSU/UC SKYDIVING 101: JUN. 13

 

Skydive inSamantha`s AFF with Alex Hart.

Fox SportsTeam fastrax Giving a little commentary for Fox Sports

Skydive indyAlan Tyrrell Jr and Lonnie.

Skydive KentuckyAfter jump “Jumping” Shuang Gao  and friend.Skydive OhioKyle jumping with Joshua Embry.

Skydiving Indy“Caroline Heywood above Start Skydiving”Skydive DaytonValerie Fidder with John at Start Skydiving.Skydive in KentuckyAFF Student Shivon Stephens trying to Sit-fly on ExitSkydive in indy“John Asthalter jumping with Tony and Nate.” 129 Tandem

The Winkler children are learning how to hustle…at a cake walk — with Randi Newsom, Shannon Binkley, Emily MacDonald, Rick Winkler, Emilee Langenkamp and Phillip Volk.

  USANational Anthem Photo by Rick Winkler.

IMG_7420Sunset @ Start Skydiving Florida.   

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SALUTING OUR MILITARY:  Robert L. Howard
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Robert L. Howard, one of America’s most decorated soldiers. He served five tours in Vietnam and is the only soldier in our nation’s history to be nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor three times for three separate actions within a thirteen month period. The first nomination was downgraded to the Distinguished Service Cross. The second nomination was downgraded to the Silver Star. The third nomination was downgraded to a 2nd Distinguished Service Cross but later upgraded to the Medal of Honor.

He received a direct appointment from Master Sergeant to 1st Lieutenant in 1969, and was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Richard M. Nixon at the White House in 1971. His other awards for valor include the Distinguished Service Cross – our nation’s second highest award, the Silver Star – the third highest award, and numerous lesser decorations including eight Purple Hearts. He received his decorations for valor for actions while serving as an NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer).

Robert L. Howard grew up in Opelika, Alabama and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1956 at age seventeen. He retired as a full Colonel in 1992 after 36 years service. During Vietnam, he served in the U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets) and spent most of his five tours in the super-secret MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command Vietnam Studies and Observations Group) also known as Special Operations Group, which ran classified cross-border operations into Laos, Cambodia, and North Vietnam. These men carried out some of the most daring and dangerous missions ever conducted by the U.S. military. The understrength sixty-man recon company at Kontum in which he served was the Vietnam War’s most highly decorated unit of its size with five Medals of Honor. It was for his actions while serving on a mission to rescue a fellow soldier in Cambodia, that he was submitted for the Medal of Honor the third time for his extraordinary heroism.

Robert L. Howard is said to be our nation’s most decorated soldier from the Vietnam War. He was the last Vietnam Special Forces Medal of Honor recipient still on active duty when he retired on Sept. 29, 1992. His story is told in John Plaster’s excellent book, SOG The Secret Wars of America’s Commandos in Vietnam.

It is important for future generations that we remember our military heroes and the great sacrifices they have made for us in the name of Freedom.

Excerpt from John Plaster’s recent book SECRET COMMANDOS Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG – pg. 303:
“The day that President Nixon draped the Medal of Honor’s pale blue ribbon around Howard’s neck, I sat before the TV in my parents’ living room watching the evening news. Coming on top of his previous decorations – the Distinguished Service Cross and multiple Silver and Bronze Stars, plus eight Purple Hearts – Howard’s combat awards exceeded those of Audie Murphy, America’s legendary World War II hero, until then our most highly decorated serviceman. At last, Howard would get his due. I flipped station to station, but not one of the networks – not CBS or NBC or ABC – could find ten seconds to mention Captain Robert Howard or his indomitable courage. I found nothing about him in the newspapers. Twisted by the antiwar politics of that era, many in the media believed that to recognize a heroic act was to glorify war. They simply chose not to cover the ceremony. It might as well not have happened.”

DOUBLE AWARDS: The act of July 9, 1918 was further clarified in September, then again in February 1919, to stipulate that no person could receive more than ONE Medal of Honor. Previously there had been 19 DOUBLE AWARDS of the Medal, but hereafter, while there were provisions for second and consecutive awards of lesser medals to be made and noted with appropriate ribbon devices, no more than ONE Medal of Honor could be awarded.  Source: CMOHS Website

Here are a few good links:

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George Lutz'sGeorge Lutz’s Son George Jr. gave his life for our Freedoms.
George created the Honor and Remember Flag in his honor and all the families that gave a child for our Nation.
God Bless America. Gold StarHonor and Remember Flag Team FastraxDavid Hart and Dan Paganini with Rufus filling in for Hollis Collins prior to this evenings performance at the Dayton Heritage Festival. Thank you for sponsoring the performance Selection.com. demonstrations parachute jumpsRocky’s Run for Freedom
May 23rd, 2015 at 9am. Memorial Day weekend event honors Cpl. Paul “Rocky” Zanowick II and all other veterans who gave their lives for our country!

 

DemoGeared up and ready to board for today’s Xfinity race in Charlotte.

FastraxJust completed our jump in Charlotte in honor of TSgt Adam Ginett USAF EOD KIA January 19th, 2010. Here we are with Adams parents Jim and Christina.USAFLieutenant General (Ret) CD Moore on Armed Forces Day @ Start Skydiving  LZWhat a beautiful landing area for the team at Charlotte International Speedway.

Demo NASCARHollis Collins Jumping the 1,800 square foot flag today into the Geico 500 at Talladega. FASTRAXMembers of Team Fastrax perform at the Talladega Superspeedway for the Geico 500. — with Dan Paganini, Adam Ralston and Hollis Collins.

Team FastraxDan Paganini at the Crown Laboratories. Thank you Blue Blue Lizard 

 Exhibition jumpingJust jumped AT&T park. We delivered World Series rings, met Willy Mays and Tom Cruise. Good day to be Fastrax.  The Golden Knights Dan Paganini fly’s our 2000sf US Flag under the Bubba Burger canopy at Richmond International Speedway.

ARMY TEAMDana Bowman and Dan Paganini

Team FastraxTeam Fastrax at Training Camp.

2015 Weekend to RememberTeam Fastrax at 2015 Weekend to Remember.

1426724_953678351313626_3154341018769430409_nTeam Fastrax — at Talladega Superspeedway Alabama 10408024_946967561984705_5497177521963660255_nPaul Stanford at Marine Corp Marathon

2014102595172045Team Fastrax visit LCPL Taylor B. Prazynski at Arlington Cemetery.

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

 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.

exhibition parachute jumps“Great Photo of Dan”

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