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Start Skydiving 06 15 2015

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

 

 Recent Accomplishments

Team FastraxTeam Fastrax @ Independence National Historical Park in Philidelphia, PAStartScott Owens New USPA A License Skydive Ohio (5)Josh New USPA A License

 Chris For USPA

It’s time to announce Chris “Ditch” Nunn candidacy for the Mid-Eastern Regional Director for USPA board, Start Skydiving fully supports Ditch his decision. so get out and vote For Ditch!  

 

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: 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.

  • 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.

 

 GoPro SkydiveVadim Plisko, Sarah Winkler, James Davis and Erin Flanagan, Sarah Winkler.Skydiving IndyLonnie and Sam Mcgill in FreefallHeroNever Quit WW II Veteran Bill Wilch Start the 10K RacePoint BreakVadim Plisko Skydive IndianaPhil and Catherine ShoemakerSkydive IndianapolisPellegrino Group.Skydiving Indianapolis (3)Chris Harmon and Brian after Exit. Skydive Indy (4) Dallas Brunke In the Door above Start Skydiving.Skydive Kentucky (2)“Lori Rahn and Lonnie”

GoPro SkydiveVadim Plisko, Sarah Winkler, James Davis and Erin Flanagan.Sarah Winkler.

Point Break“Leisa Allen Landing with Alex Hart”

Skydive Columbus“Aircraft Loading Specialist”

  USANational Anthem Photo by Rick Winkler.

IMG_7420Sunset @ Start Skydiving Florida.   

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SALUTING OUR MILITARY:Colonel John Bates
USMC

(Three Time – Purple Heart Recipient) Marines Corps Colonel John Bates earned three Purple Hearts in Vietnam, the first after surviving machine-gun fire to the chest. Of the sensation, Colonel Bates says, “It’s like standing over home plate having Mark McGwire wind up and try to hit you out of the ballpark.” The second commendation came after a hand-grenade explosion blasted shrapnel into his leg. “If you’ve ever been hung up in barbed wire, that’s what it’s like,” says Colonel Bates. “Except it’s hot. Very, very hot. A searing heat and you can’t get it out.” Both experiences pale when compared to the time he fell into a pit and his left foot became impaled by a three-foot bamboo stake, the stake smeared with water-buffalo manure to maximize infection. Colonel Bates’ military passion seeped into him through his bloodlines. His father, Leland, who died two months ago, flew 51 combat missions during World War II. When the Vietnam
War heated up in the mid-1960s, Colonel John Bates enlisted. The machine-gun fire to his chest didn’t deter him. After being hospitalized in intensive care for 23 days, Colonel Bates had been relegated to mopping the hospital floor. “That wasn’t my intention for being in Vietnam,” he said. So he found a pair of boots, pants, a blue hospital gown, walked out of the hospital, hitched a ride to the airfield, caught a helicopter and despite still spitting up blood, rejoined his platoon. “Everyone was glad to see me,” Colonel Bates says. “They needed more trigger-pullers.” Less than two years into his scheduled three-year enlistment, he was discharged because of the injuries he received in combat. In the next seven years Colonel Bates earned a bachelor’s degree and two masters. He worked as a substitute teacher, a railroad brakeman and a heavy-equipment operator. But his real goal was to rejoin the Marines. Knowing he’d have to prove his fitness, Colonel Bates began training intensely. Unbeknownst to his wife, Stephanie, over a 2½-year period he applied for readmission to the Corps at least five times. Finally, he was accepted. “Quite honestly,” Colonel Bates said, “I think I wore them down.” Colonel John Bates has served throughout the world since then, including tours in Kuwait during Desert Storm, and recently in Iraq.

 

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News from Team Fastrax:

Videos: San Jose Earthquakes 03 22 15

Videos: San Francisco Giants 04 18 15

Videos: Leroy Petry’s 1st Solo Freefall 07 13 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Jump TeamTeam Fastrax @ Independence National Historical Park in Philidelphia, PA Parachute teamTeam Fastrax @ Independence National Historical Park in Philidelphia, PADemo JumpTeam Fastrax @ American Legion Post Flag Day

Army teamTeam Fastrax at Quicken Loans 400 @ Michigan International Speedway

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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