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Start Skydiving 07 05 2015

News from Start Skydiving:


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


 Recent Accomplishments

Point BreakHappy Independence Day my fellow “Americans”



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.


$18 slots every Wednesday for experienced jumpers.


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.


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
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


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.


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 for more information and to register.

GOPRO“Paul and Sherri heading back to the DZ”point Break Julie Becker and Alex Hart. Skydive Cincinnati

Dan and Annie OsterfeldSkydive ColumbusNate jumping with Diane McKinney Skydive in Indiana

Sam and Heather Mccaig Skydive Indianapolis

Lonnie heading to the Aircraft with Student Christopher Kissel Skydive KentuckyTony and Lynn Aung

Skydiving DaytonSabrina Riggs in the Door.

OSU AFF“OSU AFF”HeroNever Quit WW II Veteran Bill Wilch Start the 10K RaceUSANational Anthem Photo by Rick Winkler.IMG_7420Sunset @ Start Skydiving Florida.  



(Purple Heart Recipient) Army Staff Sgt. Joel Tavera is one of those truly remarkable people who, if you spend even a few minutes talking to him, any problems you think you have fade away. Tavera was horrifically injured in Iraq on March 12, 2008, in an attack that killed three others and wounded Tavera and another soldier. Tavera, who was volunteering for a mission shortly before he was supposed to head home, remembers a rocket exploding near his up- armored Chevy Suburban. Then came a panic attack. He opened the door. Then came the whistle – the sound of another rocket, heading straight for the Suburban. He was severely burned, had traumatic brain injury, lost part of his right leg, the sight in both his eyes, the fingers on his left hand and had to undergo many painful surgeries. Fast forward a few years. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue’s Kelly Hallman heard that Tavera needed a home. When not fighting fires, is an architect and, among other things, designs houses. So, working with the Building Homes for Heroes, a non-profit that supports the needs of severely wounded or disabled veterans and their families through building mortgage-free homes, Hallman designed a home for someone who couldn’t walk and needed full-time nursing. Hallman tells a funny story about what happened when Tavera learned of the plans. His response as he walked up to Hallman with a prosthetic on his right leg speaks volumes for a recovery that can only be considered miraculous. “He said, ‘Get that out of my house,’” Hallman says of Tavera’s response to being told of plans for wheelchair access, a nursing station and a therapy room . “I don’t need that.’ I said, ‘You are right, you don’t need that,’ and I took it out.” Joel continues to be a strong role model in showing people that they can move forward and make a difference regardless of their setbacks.


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


 Independence HallTeam FastraxparachutingJohn Hart, Dan Paganini and Hollis Collins in front of the El Paso Chihuahuas logo. patriotic events
Team Fastrax Demonstrator Dan Paganini lands Old Glory at Southwest Park, home of the El Paso Chihuahuas. Thank you for allowing us to be part of the record crowd attendance game. See you at the Sun Bowl El Paso. Aerial parabaticsBusy day for Team Fastrax, David Hart, Larry Compton, Adam Ralston and Nathan Moore just before going wheels up for the City of Springboro 4th celebration performance. GoPro Skydive StanfordPerformance at Stanford University prior to the San Jose Eartquakes game against the LS Galaxy. NASCARTeam Fastrax Demonstrator Jay Stokes lands Old Glory Auto Club Speedway

TeamShannon and John given the award for being their honored guest. SkydivingHollis, Dan Adam and Mark at USA Ultimate U.S. Open.  GoPro IndependenceTeam Fastrax @ Independence National Historical Park in Philidelphia, PA

Jump TeamTeam Fastrax @ Independence National Historical Park in Philidelphia, PA Parachute teamTeam Fastrax @ Independence National Historical Park in Philidelphia, PA

DEMO TEAMAmerican Coaches Association  Demo.DanaDana @ Ft.Hood MuseumSkydive in Kentucky“Ground Crew at Work”Demo JumpTeam Fastrax @ American Legion Post Flag DayArmy 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

Demo NASCARHollis Collins Jumping the 1,800 square foot flag today into the Geico 500 at Talladega.

ARMY TEAMDana Bowman and Dan PaganiniTeam FastraxTeam Fastrax at Training Camp.

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.

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 

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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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.

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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:

AWOS Link AWOS LINK: Gene Newsom

Start Skydiving & Team Fastrax Professional Skydiving Team
Middletown Regional | 1711 Run Way Drive | Middletown, Ohio 45042
877GOJUMP2 / 877.465.8672

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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