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Start Skydiving

1711 Runway Dr, Middletown, OH 45042
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Middletown
Type: Sports Complexes, Adventure
Owner description: Start Skydiving is one the top five largest and fastest growing Drop-Zones in the world and the...
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Type: Sports Complexes, Adventure
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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 new location in Middletown 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!Please call us or visit our website for more details.Blue Skies!~ The Team at Start SkydivingWhy 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 altitudesOnly at Start Skydiving in Middletown, Ohio!

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Athens, Greece
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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!

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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 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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Toledo, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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Grove City, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We went skydiving yesterday and it was awesome! The whole experience went very smoothly and took away most (ha) of my fears! My Tandem jumper, Kyle, was very professional and fun! Brad was great too, who jumped with my husband! Would recommend them 100%! Try it! Its an experience you'll never forget!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

First, let me say I was absolutely terrified to do this. My three sisters were doing it, and I didn't want to be left out. I was completely scared and had no real desire to do it. That being said, it was awesome. The staff was very friendly and professional. We got the $90 video and photos as well. Total... More 

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Middletown, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My wife wanted to celebrate her birthday and check off skydiving on her bucket list. Her tandem skydive was absolutely awesome. She got the video to relive the experience and to email to her friends.. Lets just say she definitely is a senior citizen that enjoyed the skydive. The airport is absolutely tremendous. The facility is extremely professional in appearance... More 

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