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Start Skydiving 07 20 2015

News from Start Skydiving:

 Recent Accomplishments:

AFFNEW AFF Guy “David Covel” With John Hart, Jay Stokes, Patrick Collins and “Kyle Whittier In Window” at Start Skydiving. StartA – License! Congratulations,  Amanda Kemmer at Start Skydiving


B – License! Congratulations,  Chad Broughton at Start Skydiving 






Chris For USPA

VOTE 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.

  • OSU/UC SKYDIVING 101: SEP. 19-20, 26-27, OCT. 3

$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 SEPTEMBER 19 course.


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.

Skydive ColumbusAngela Seeds and Kyle over Start Skydiving.

SupermanSuperman Alex hartSkydive IndianapolisErin Flanagan Skydive KYRebecca Shafer Group Before their Skydive.Skydive Ohio“Tony Does his Handles Check with Johnny Wireman”Skydiving CenterMorgan Rudolph and Tony.Tandem ColumbusOlivia Gomia and Alex Hart.Columbus Ohio TandemAFF Student Charles Wieand jumps with Mico and Nate.

Heather Schradin Blows a Kiss.Ohio Skydiving CenterJohnny Wireman and Tony on ExitOhio Skydiving“Lucas DeShong and Larry”Heather Schradin and Lonnie above Start Skydiving.

IMG_7420Sunset @ Start Skydiving Florida.  

SALUTING OUR MILITARY: Air Force MAJ Timothy O’Sullivan (Ret)

Green Beret

(Purple Heart Recipient)  Major Timothy O’Sullivan entered the Air Force in October of 1991 completing 21 years of military service after being medically retired in December of 2013 due to related combat injuries. Major O’Sullivan began his career in United States Air Force as an enlisted propulsion specialist. In early 2000, he was selected for Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, Alabama where he earned a commission in May of 2000. Following his commission he was assigned to Air Force Special Operations as a contingency planner. Following the September 11th Terrorist attacks, Major O’Sullivan had then deployed to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Oman from Hurlburt Field as part of the initial Special Operations Task Force, Joint Special Operations South/Task Force K-Bar and Task Force 11. In 2007, he deployed in lieu of Army as an embedded combat advisor with British and Australian Forces assigned to
the Iraqi Army 10th and 14th Division in Basra Iraq. During this deployment, he endured nearly 1000 rocket attacks, 2 direct fire incidents, convoyed 500+ combat miles and was later injured on March 2nd 2008 during a convoy with British Forces by an 80lb explosively formed projectile. His injuries included a mild traumatic brain injury, internal bleeding and two surgeries removing several bones related to torn ligaments. By April of 2008, he was transferred to his home station MacDill AFB to receive ligament reconstruction, occupational Therapy and TBI treatments at the James A Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. Upon recovery from his injuries, Major O’Sullivan continued his career at USCENTCOM HQ where he served as a principle advisor to the Combatant Commander (General David Petraeus/General James Mattis) on Security Assistance and Security Cooperation activities regarding Oman and Qatar. His distinguished awards include the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Air Force Combat Action Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Distinguished Presidential Unit Citation.


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


Team Fastrax Warrior Weekend to Remember


Curtis longMarine SSGT Curtis Long. Photo by Paola — with Phillip Volk and Curtis Long at Start Skydiving.George LutzGold Star Dad, George Lutz and Jay Stokes after jumping into the Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival. Photo by Kyle — with Jay Stokes at Start Skydiving. Gold Start MomGold Star Mom, Chris Herwich. Photo by Mel — with Dan Paganini at Start Skydiving. Jared KrigerArmy SGT Jared Kriger (Ret). Photo by Paola — at Start Skydiving. Joel TaveraArmy SSG – Joel Tavera (Ret) – Honored Warrior Ambassador
(Purple Heart Recipient) Photo by Emily LombardoAir Force MAJ Kevin B. Lombardo. Photo by Mico — with Kevin Lombardo at Start Skydiving. Matt DeatherageArmy Matthew Deatherage (Ret) Photo by Mico — at Start Skydiving.
Matthew PenningtonArmy SGT Matthew Pennington (Ret). Photo by Dan Paganini — with Tony Guess and Kyle Whittier at Start Skydiving. MOHDan Nevitt, Army SSG – Joel Tavera (Ret), Michael Fitzmaurice and Medal of Honor Recipient Army CSM Bennie G. Adkins (Ret). Photo by Mel — with Dan Nevitt and Joel Tavera at Start Skydiving. RED93 year old WWII Red Robinson (Ret) prepares for a jump with Jay Stokes. Photo by Mico — with Jay Stokes at Start Skydiving. RyanUSAF Fighter Pilot, Col. Jim Ryan. Photo by Mel — with Kyle Whittier at Start Skydiving.
Scott BullisAir Force MAJ Scott Bullis (Ret). Photo by Mico — with Jay Stokes at Start Skydiving. ShiloArmy SSG Shilo Harris (Ret) prepares for an AFF jump. Photo by Paola Pirani — with Shilo Harris at Start Skydiving. SPC Ken DoyleArmy SPC Ken Doyle (Ret) – Honored Warrior Participant. Photo by Paola Pirani — with Ken Doyle II at Start Skydiving. Wallace CashWWII Navy, Wallace Cash and Family. Photo by Paola — at Start Skydiving. Brent HendrixArmy SPC Brent Hendrix (Ret). Photo by Emily — with Nate Varns at Start Skydiving.Army rangerPolice tournament with baseball team. Awesome demo — with Calvin Edwards, Perry Davis, Cheryl Compton, Mark Russell and Matt Harvey at Champions Baseball Academy.

Special Operations ForcesTeam Fastrax performed at the Coney Island 5k and Kids Run today. Awesome to see so many people show up for this fundraiser. terminal velocityHanging out with Andy from Bubba Burger. with Hollis Collins, Adam Ralston, Andy Stenson and Dan Paganini at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. veteran's reunionsCarl Edwards before the New Hampshire NASCAR race. 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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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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