Congratulations, Jessie and Rob 100th Jump at Start SkydivingCongratulations, Jessie and Rob 100th Jump at Start SkydivingNEW AFF Guy “David Covel” With John Hart, Jay Stokes, Patrick Collins and “Kyle Whittier In Window” at Start Skydiving.
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Upcoming Events at Start Skydiving
Contributed by Arianna Williams
- OSU/UC SKYDIVING 101: SEP. 19-20, 26-27, OCT. 3
- 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 SEPTEMBER 19 course.
- 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.
Phil jumping with Anna Ledford.Chelses Burris all Ready to jump.
SALUTING OUR MILITARY: Army PFC Bill Wilch (90) (WW-II D-Day Survivor)
(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.
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Marine SSGT Curtis Long. Photo by Paola — with Phillip Volk and Curtis Long at Start Skydiving.Gold 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 Star Mom, Chris Herwich. Photo by Mel — with Dan Paganini at Start Skydiving. Army SGT Jared Kriger (Ret). Photo by Paola — at Start Skydiving. Army SSG – Joel Tavera (Ret) – Honored Warrior Ambassador
(Purple Heart Recipient) Photo by Emily Air Force MAJ Kevin B. Lombardo. Photo by Mico — with Kevin Lombardo at Start Skydiving. Army Matthew Deatherage (Ret) Photo by Mico — at Start Skydiving.
Army SGT Matthew Pennington (Ret). Photo by Dan Paganini — with Tony Guess and Kyle Whittier at Start Skydiving. Dan 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. 93 year old WWII Red Robinson (Ret) prepares for a jump with Jay Stokes. Photo by Mico — with Jay Stokes at Start Skydiving. USAF Fighter Pilot, Col. Jim Ryan. Photo by Mel — with Kyle Whittier at Start Skydiving.
Air Force MAJ Scott Bullis (Ret). Photo by Mico — with Jay Stokes at Start Skydiving. Army SSG Shilo Harris (Ret) prepares for an AFF jump. Photo by Paola Pirani — with Shilo Harris at Start Skydiving. Army SPC Ken Doyle (Ret) – Honored Warrior Participant. Photo by Paola Pirani — with Ken Doyle II at Start Skydiving. WWII Navy, Wallace Cash and Family. Photo by Paola — at Start Skydiving. Army SPC Brent Hendrix (Ret). Photo by Emily — with Nate Varns at Start Skydiving.Police tournament with Selection.com baseball team. Awesome demo — with Calvin Edwards, Perry Davis, Cheryl Compton, Mark Russell and Matt Harvey at Champions Baseball Academy.
Team Fastrax performed at the Coney Island 5k and Kids Run today. Awesome to see so many people show up for this fundraiser. Hanging out with Andy from Bubba Burger. with Hollis Collins, Adam Ralston, Andy Stenson and Dan Paganini at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Carl Edwards before the New Hampshire NASCAR race. Team FastraxJohn Hart, Dan Paganini and Hollis Collins in front of the El Paso Chihuahuas logo.
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. Busy 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. Performance at Stanford University prior to the San Jose Eartquakes game against the LS Galaxy. Team Fastrax Demonstrator Jay Stokes lands Old Glory Auto Club Speedway
George 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. Honor and Remember Flag David 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.
“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
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