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Address: 1711 Run Way, Middletown Regional Airport, Middletown, OH 45042
Phone Number: +1 513-422-5867
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Start Skydiving is one the top five largest and fastest growing...

Start Skydiving is one the top five largest and fastest growing Drop-Zones in the world and the home of the Work Stinks Boogie. We also create more new skydivers than any other Drop-Zone in the world through the professional services of JUMP Institute, which staffs over 60+ professional personnel that are all dedicated to providing you with the best training in the world.

Start Skydiving's location in Middletown, Ohio features a 1.15 mile long runway that can support extra-large aircraft for special events, more than 23,000+ sq ft of hangar space, over 600+ acres of soft cut sod to land on, free world-class coaching in all disciplines from world-renown professional skydiving team, Team Fastrax, as well as numerous amenities such as our patented self-manifesting system, indoor padded and carpeted packing areas, paid packing services, clean showers and restrooms, an RV park and campgrounds with a bonfire pit, free Wi-Fi, an ATM, a huge family park right next-door, and over ten restaurants and hotels within less than a half of a mile away.

If you have jumped with us before, we appreciate you sharing your experience with us by submitting a review, as your feedback is what allows us to more effectively focus our continual efforts in providing you with excellent service. If you have not jumped with us before, then what are you waiting for? Come and see for yourself why we are rated number one by skydivers worldwide and... START SKYDIVING!

Blue Skies!

--The Team at Start Skydiving

Why pay more and get less when you can pay less and get more?

-- Larger faster aircraft-- State of the art equipment

-- More than 60 professional instructors

-- Higher exit altitudes

Only at Start Skydiving in Middletown, Ohio!

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I went with my boyfriend and this place was great! the plane ride up was the scariest part. My tandem partner was mat and he was the best! he was very reassuring and calmed me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I went with my boyfriend and this place was great! the plane ride up was the scariest part. My tandem partner was mat and he was the best! he was very reassuring and calmed me down many times. he always kept me aware of what was going on and what i needed to do and prepare for! he was by... More 

Thank Amandags3
Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The fall out of the plane is the most exhilarating part. It's a sudden 'oh, no, there's no going back!!' Second time to jump tandem was as great as the first. Maybe better as we were free falling quite a bit longer and I knew what to expect. Phil was my instructor both times and did a super job! Gave... More 

Thank Janetoptimist
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Awesome awesome aaaaaand awesome! These people know how to have a good time & make your skydiving experience spectacular!!!

Thank Susie_n_Jonny
Athens, Greece
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Start Skydiving is my #1 pick for any of my skydiving needs. The people of Start are some of the most friendly and unique of all drop zones. The knowledge that the staff has is top of the line and the views, oh the views are just what you'd want them to be, HUGE landing area! I will be back!

2 Thank Stuck1
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86 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

When you go through life changing situations, sometimes you just want to do something crazy... in our case that meant jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. What an amazing experience we had at Start Skydiving!!!! The staff was friendly and helpful, the jump was out of this world! We both purchased the picture and video package since it was... More 

3 Thank mintert1
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This was our 1st jump and it was thrilling. The staff was great about explaining everything. I went with my 2 daughters 22 and 19. The instructors knew I was nervousness and went above and beyond to calm my fears they even positioned me so that I could see when my daughters para shoots opened. Amazing experience. Just remember when... More 

3 Thank Teampotter
Cincinnati, Ohio
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72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

There are 3 reasons why people skydive. You were dared, you are not all squared away in the head, you were required to in the military. I did not serve in the armed forces, so you can make your own decision on my credibility to be of sound judgement for this or any future reviews. The level of professionalism is... More 

1 Thank IrishVoodoo
Toledo, Ohio
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Wonderful place for a first time experience. Great atmosphere, friendly relaxed people. You need to plan to be there for quite awhile, as is explained on their website. We had a perfect day, perfect tandem partners, and even the videographer was a blast! If I ever decide to walk out of a plane again I would definitely go back!

1 Thank tlm0000
New Orleans, Louisiana
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My daughter and I planned a "trip of a lifetime" which included our first skydiving. My instructor, GiLa (Scott Stilwell) was so good I'd fly back to Ohio just to jump with him again!! I highly recommend requesting him if you're at the least bit unsure or nervous (or even if you're not, he's fun, experienced and definitely a pleasure... More 

Thank DarcelMueller
Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

We checked in easily, on schedule and watched introductory videos. They will brief you, coach you and make you feel safe. There is plenty of free parking, and a small food kart to take care of your party. I strongly recommend to go all in: we selected the rockstar package since this would include 2 grips on the jump, capturing... More 

Thank Monica S

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