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Why First-Timers Choose Start Skydiving in Ohio


Start Skydiving Posted by: Start Skydiving 8 months ago

Jumping out of an airplane is a mental, emotional, physical and, for some, a spiritual commitment. And your first time skydiving can be even more of a roller coaster! That’s why Start Skydiving in Ohio does everything possible to take some of the anxiety out of your first Middletown skydiving experience.

We understand the degree of trust you put in us when you choose Start Skydiving for your tandem skydive. And living up to – and exceeding – your expectations is our priority. 

Safety, comfort, and customer service are infused into every interaction you’ll have with us. We know how much that first skydive means. It’s how every one of us got our start in this sport we love so much. We want yours to be just as special as ours was. 

Read on for just some of the reasons Start Skydiving is the number one choice for the best skydiving in Ohio.  

The Start Skydiving Difference

Many dropzones, big and small, function on efficiency alone. In fact, there’s a term for that type of operation in the industry: tandem factory. This type of operation runs on a turn and burn philosophy: get them in and out, as many as possible in a day. 

Start Skydiving in Ohio couldn’t be more different. For starters, Start Skydiving is a family owned and operated business. Our vision is all about the experience. A lot of people only jump out of an airplane once, so we believe in delivering the best skydive ever! 

Jumping out of an airplane is amazing on its own. We’re responsible for making the rest of the experience live up to that thrill. Customer service is integral to everything we do here, and it shows. Check out some of our reviews:

  • “It’s been 3 days since I was thrown from a plane. Of course, with my human backpack, Benjamin, who made my first leap the greatest single thing I’ve ever done. Every employee there made sure it was a great experience. Like I said, it’s been 3 days since and I can’t stop thinking or talking about it. I have told anyone who will listen. They need to do this and they need to do this at Start Skydiving! Epic Time!”
  • “Rodrigo Lopez was my instructor and he was amazing!!!! This place has such a welcoming environment, from the people to the waiting activities, to the skydiving experience itself. I will 100% be coming back! Thank you for everything!”
  • “I can’t thank Start Skydiving enough for making this experience one I will never forget. My instructor, Stephen, made me so comfortable and relaxed, as I was not sure I would even go through with the jump. I was reassured every step of the way that I was in good hands and safe. This is a day I will never forget and Start Skydiving/Stephen made it one of the best experiences I have ever had!”

Our owners jump from the same aircraft as our customers – we share the same space on the ground, and we feel the same love for the sky. We understand your wants and needs because we’re right there in that world with you. The only thing more important to us than putting a smile on your face is keeping you safe. 

Safety First

The biggest concern people have when going skydiving for the first time is their safety. You’re already willingly jumping out of an airplane mid-flight, so it makes sense that you’d want to make sure all the associated ducks are in a row. Just because you’re deciding to take a risk doesn’t mean you can’t minimize it in every way possible. 

Every component of your skydive at Start Skydiving is planned with safety in mind, from the ground up. It all begins with the workhorses of our operation, our airplanes. Often thought of as an incidental component of the skydiving experience, we treat our planes as if they’re the stars of the show. Because they are. 

Sure, the airplane ride is just the necessary step to the true main event, but it’s also where you’re going to spend the majority of your time in the sky. We work hand in hand with licensed aircraft mechanics to meticulously maintain our fleet to the highest standards. 

And we bring that same energy to every part of your skydiving experience. Our skydiving equipment is inspected and maintained with the same enthusiasm for safety as we bring to our aircraft. We only jump the highest quality gear, and it is regularly repacked and inspected by certified FAA riggers and experienced packers. The gear is literally life saving equipment, and we don’t ever take that for granted. We want to know that it’s going to work properly every single time. 

But it doesn’t stop with the infrastructure. The human aspect of our process is just as crucial to safety as anything else. We not only hire the most experienced instructors, but we also ensure that they truly value the importance of safety on every single jump. Our instructors are all USPA certified to do their job and each one has been hand selected to work with us because of their passion for our mission and our sport.

Want more reassurance? You don’t have to take our word for it. Our unblemished safety record speaks for itself. And our past (and returning) customers can tell you all about it

Top Notch Facilities

Your skydive with us is more than just a leap into the sky. You’re going to be spending a good amount of your day with us, and we want every part of that day to be excellent. The skydive shouldn’t be the only part of the experience that you enjoy. 

As such, we’ve purpose-built an environment and facilities that we are truly proud of, and that will keep you comfortable and satisfied while you wait for your turn in the sky. Our dropzone is so much more than a place to take off and land. We have lots of green space, lawn chairs, picnic tables, and shade so you can relax and enjoy the DZ vibe. If you want to get into the action before or after your jump, we also have an indoor high ropes course and climbing wall, foosball, cornhole, and tabletop games. And if you decide to stay and play at the dropzone, we have a bonfire pit, clean showers and restrooms, and a campground. 

We also offer additional services to include in your skydive that take your jump to the next level. Add one of our professional videographers to your jump package to really make your day an experience to remember!  

If first impressions are everything, then you’ll trust that you’re in good hands from the moment you walk through our door. 

Location, Location, Location 

We can only control your experience within the bounds of our dropzone. That’s why we’re so lucky to be situated in the breathtaking scenic beauty of Ohio. We’re surrounded by the wide open fields of the American Midwest, where the views from the sky go on forever. You’ve never seen Ohio quite like this before. 

Our neighbors also make your time spent with us on the ground even better. Smith Park is one example. There’s a fishing pond, splash pad, playground, and soccer and baseball fields on the property beside us. Then, of course, there’s the Great Miami River and the Great Miami River Trail (over 75+ miles long!). You can very easily add a grand kayaking and biking adventure into your time with us. It’s one of the advantages to skydiving in the great state of Ohio. 

Whether you’re looking for activities to round out your adrenaline filled day, somewhere to celebrate after your jump, or a place to stay while you’re in town, Middletown has plenty to offer!
Discover why Start Skydiving in Ohio is the top choice in skydiving for beginners. From experienced instructors to breathtaking views over Middletown, you will embark on a skydiving journey like no other. Ready for the thrill? Book your jump! Blues skies.