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I took my first jump course here at Start less than a month ago, and within these 20 short days, I can honestly say that I have experienced more of life than I ever have in 21 years.

Now, a quick disclaimer for those who might ride these comments off as cheesy, over-exaggerated, or the product of an adrenaline rush: I know my body has physically been through some crazy stuff in the past couple of days (aka free falling through the sky from altitudes above 12,000 ft) but I can attest to the fact that my head has never been on straighter.

Learning to experience the joy of skydiving from the incredible individuals here at Start is incomparable to any community I have so far heard of or been blessed enough to call my own.  Everyone from the instructors, to the videographers, the packers, team members, to the wonderful ladies at manifest, the management, the pilots, the drivers, other students, and even the kids of skydivers will show you what it means to feel safe, supported, and-wait for it- what it truly means start living your life.

I know I know, it doesn't really get sappier than this, but I'm pretty sure the exploding sense of happiness I feel in my chest every day here at the drop zone isn't an early sign of the onset of heart palpitations due to an over consumption of Red Bull. My constant need to pinch myself to make sure this isn't just a dream (because no one could ever be so lucky) even when doing mundane things like watching someone else untangle lines while packing a canopy or seeing a smiling face on bathroom runs in between jumps is indicative of how truly amazing the experience is here at Start.

So what I could have said in lesser words is this: START SKYDIVING. Do a tandem! Get your family and friends to do it with you! 
And no matter what your reservations about this amazing sport may be, know that you will be well taken care of here because if you've found Start, you are the luckiest of them all.
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1711 Run Way Middletown, OH 45042
1711 Run WayUSOHMiddletown45042
(513) 422-5867startskydiving.com
Skydiving CenterToday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 5:00 pmTuesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pmFriday 8:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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. Visit Start Skydiving at its Drop-Zone located at the Middletown Regional Airport in Middletown, Ohio which 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.

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Shannon West
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I thoroughly enjoyed skydiving for the first time! I was never worried thanks to Brian's experience and expertise. I am so glad I bought the video and pictures and that Mel was able to capture it all on film and bring her great energy along with her. My siblings and friend joined me in the skydiving adventure and we all had a blast! I am grateful I was able to share in the moment with them.
chelsie Cooper
reviewed 2 weeks ago
I have been skydiving before but my experience with Start Skydiving was by far the best skydiving experience I have ever had. I jumped tandem with Lonnie Kirk and he was a GREAT instructor. He made sure that I knew what I needed to know to be safe and that I had a blast! He was super friendly and professional and made me feel really relaxed so I could enjoy it! Everyone was super nice. It's official.....I am addicted to skydiving! :)
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Morgan Drew
reviewed a week ago
Lonnie made my skydiving experience great! I was nervous because it was my first time skydiving and he made me feel at ease and I felt safe at all times! Lonnie has a great personality and I don't think I could have had a better experience than I did with him he made my first sky dive so memorable and made me want to come back and do it again!!!! Chris took my video/photos and this was a very important part for me because you only have one first skydive!! Chris went above and beyond any expectations I had for photos and videos!! I will cherish these pictures/video forever!!! I could have not had a better experience!!!!!!!
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Jessica Whitaker
reviewed 2 weeks ago
My instructors name was Brian and he was great. He was very friendly throughout the whole experience. He also was very good at explaining everything throughout the jump. He made me feel very relaxed and excited to be skydiving. My videographers name was Mel and she was amazing. She had a lot of energy and made the experience very enjoyable. Overall, it was an amazing experience and I am so pleased that I got to do it at such a wonderful facility with such awesome instructors!
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Laura Campolito
reviewed a week ago
My sister and I went skydiving for our first time here a couple weekends ago and had a blast. The whole experience was exceptional. All of the employees were really friendly and excited. Everyone was super professional and made me feel safe and completely comfortable. My instructor Lonnie was awesome. He did a really good job making me feel comfortable and he dealt with my incessant excited/nervous chatter like a champ. I got the go pro video package and was very happy with how he captured it. I would definitely recommend start skydiving to anyone interested in having the time of their life.
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Lisa M.
reviewed 5 months ago
My husband and I had our first skydiving experience this past weekend and it was awesome! The staff at Start Skydiving was wonderful. My instructor, Lonnie, was fun and put my nerves at ease. Never once did I feel unsafe. We had to reschedule several times due to weather but it was well worth the wait. If you're scheduled to jump on a cloudy day, I would recommend rescheduling as they only go up to about 8,000-9,000 ft. On a sunny day they go up to 12,000-13,000 ft so you get to free fall for much longer. Awesome experience!
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