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Start Skydiving 07 29 2015

News from Start Skydiving:

 Recent Accomplishments:

Before SkydiveCongratulations,  Jessie and Rob 100th Jump at Start SkydivingAfter SkydiveCongratulations,  Jessie and Rob 100th Jump at Start SkydivingAFFNEW AFF Guy “David Covel” With John Hart, Jay Stokes, Patrick Collins and “Kyle Whittier In Window” 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 CincinnatiAllison Phelps Group at Start Skydiving
Skydive Columbus
Adam Price and Lonnie over Middletown OhioSkydive Dayton
“Tony Jumping with Natalie Phipps”Skydive in IndyEllen Henry having fun with Kyle.
Skydive KYPhil jumping with Anna Ledford.Skydive OhioChelses Burris all Ready to jump.
FriendsHeather Griffiths before her jump.
Lonnie and Drake Braton over Start Skydiving.
DZ Girls“DZ Girls”

IMG_7420Sunset @ Start Skydiving Florida.  

SALUTING OUR MILITARY:  Army PFC Bill Wilch (90) (WW-II D-Day Survivor)

Point Break(Two Purple Hearts) Bill Wilch, who had received a Knight of the Legion of Honor medal, the highest honor that France can bestow upon a person, and other WWII veterans were invited to have dinner at a French restaurant in Columbus. There was a TV crew there from France, and they were so intrigued by Wilch that they drove to Middletown and interviewed him in his home. The TV special is set to air on June 6, D-Day. There were about 100 letters that Wilch sent to his mother and 75 he mailed to his wife of 63 years ago who died four years ago. Steve Wilch became engrossed in the war and its impact on his father. He couldn’t help but consider how the family’s history would have been written differently without fellow soldier Burton Burfeind, a member of the 29th Infantry Division, 115 Regiment, who was credited with saving Wilch’s life more than once and keeping him from being a POW. Burfeind was killed on Sept. 9,
1944 in France. It was Burfeind’s advice to Wilch that became the title of Wilch’s memoirs: “Don’t Just Kill Them, Murder Em. Shoot Pee Wee, Just Shoot.” Some in the family didn’t like the title because they thought it misled readers into thinking it was a violent book, instead of a collections of letters. Wilch told his son to keep the “gory” details out of the book.



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 FastraxTeam Fastrax Working Hard.

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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