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Jul
5
Fri
USPA/ Sigma Tandem Rating Course @ Start Skydiving
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm

USPA/ Sigma Tandem Rating Course

The Start Skydiving Jump Institute will host a USPA/ UPT Tandem Rating Course conducted by Brian Marzluf.

Candidates may earn the USPA/UPT Tandem Instructor rating who have met all the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Holds or has held any USPA coach or instructional rating
  • Holds a current USPA D license
  • Has a minimum of three years experience as a skydiver
  • Holds current FAA Medical certificate
  • Has logged 500 jumps on a ram-air canopy and accumulated at least 6 hours of freefall time with no less that 100 jumps in the last 12 months.

 

The Course will begin Friday evening from 5-9 pm and continue at 8:00 AM Saturday and Sunday mornings until completion.

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your slot. The remaining course fee of $375 will be due at the start of the course.

Additionally each candidate is responsible for 19 slots (minimum) for the training jumps portion of the class, gear rental if required and pack jobs

 

Register for the May Course here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vdugricab&oeidk=a07eg5jvci06226ae91

Register for the July course here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vdugricab&oeidk=a07eg5jvcyk7302ff46

Register for the September course here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vdugricab&oeidk=a07eg5jwnhb53231324

*This course requires a minimum of 2 participants registered 7 days in advance to run*

 

Please contact Brian Marzluf with any questions and to receive a list of pre-course requirements.

bmarzluf@gmail.com

Jul
6
Sat
Sky Family Dinner! @ Start Skydiving
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Be sure to come out for our monthly Sky Family Potluck Dinner!

Once per month Start Skydiving will host a cookout style Potluck dinner for fun jumpers, staff and friends. We will have the grill available for everyone’s use so bring your favorite protein, drinks and a shareable side and enjoy great company after a day of jumping!

See you then!

Jul
10
Wed
2019 Team Fastrax Warrior Weekend to Remember @ Start Skydiving
Jul 10 – Jul 14 all-day

Help Give Our Nation’s Warriors A Weekend To Remember!!!

July 10th-14th

More Info Here!

The 2019 Team Fastrax™ Warrior Weekend To Remember planning meetings will start in January 2019, on the second Tuesday evening of each month starting 6pm, located at Grainworks Brewing Company in West Chester, Ohio. All/anyone interested in supporting the weekend is welcome, especially alumni and Ambassador Warriors that are local.

Blue Skies for the Good Guys and Gals Warrior Foundation’s mission is to honor our nation’s veterans, Purple Heart Warriors and the families of fallen heroes by providing enriching, life changing experiences that facilitate new friendships and emotional healing.

The Team Fastrax™ Warrior Weekend to Remember is family oriented and fun. There are many public events where you can honor and meet over 40 combat injured warriors and more than 8 Gold Star Families who have made the ultimate sacrifice in losing a loved one in combat service to our Nation.

 ***Please note that this event is not associated with the Wounded Warrior Project based in Jacksonville, Fl.  We are 100% supported by the Blue Skies for the Good Guys and Gals Warrior Foundation.  100% of your donations go to support our Veterans and Gold Star Families.***

How Can You Participate In This Weekend?

Here are this year’s public events:

Warrior Weekend Hot Rod Happy Hour Car Show

Friday, July 12, 2019

This event is open to the public and hosted in the open grass common area at Austin Landing, Miamisburg, Ohio, from 5-6pm. Hotrods line the common area, music, food and over 50 combat injured warriors and fallen hero families on hand to be honored and enjoy the hotrods.

Bill Wilch Memorial 5k Run/Walk

Saturday, July 13, 2019– A fun, family friendly event. SMITH PARK provides a paved fitness course to admire the natural landscape with the course located entirely inside the park to ensure a marked, level terrain.

The race is part of the larger Fallen Hero 3X5K Challenge. Complete all three races for a special medal.

Visit fallenhero3x5kchallenge.com for more information.

Silent Auction – Veteran’s Day Brunch

The online silent auction will accept bids through Want to make a bid on an item? Register as a bidder and follow the steps to secure your payment. Once you have registered, scroll through the catalog to see all of the amazing donated items you can bid on!

Jul
13
Sat
Night Jumps! @ Start Skydiving
Jul 13 all-day

Night Jumps at Start Skydiving!

The cost is $30 per slot and covers your lift ticket as well as all necessary safety equipment, training and supervision by an Instructor.

*You must have a current USPA B License or higher to make a night jump at Start Skydiving*

Please Sign up at Manifest if you are interested!

Jul
19
Fri
Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival @ Start Skydiving
Jul 19 – Jul 20 all-day

The Ohio Challenge Balloon Festival will include outdoor concerts, food & drink vendors, arts & crafts and carnival rides.

The festival is open 4pm to 10:30pm Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th.

Admission: walk-in is $5 per adult, 13 and up. 12 and under are free. Parking is $15 w/ free shuttle and admission for all in the car.

Festival events include:

  • Hot Air Balloon Challenge

    • The Ohio Challenge is a sanctioned hot air balloon competition. This year 30 participants will race to win the coveted Ohio Challenge Trophy and a bid to attend the Nationals.
  • Car Show

    • The car show will be Saturday, July 20th, from 4pm to 8pm. Registration is from 2pm to 4pm. The cost for registration is $15. Dash Plaques are guaranteed to the first 100. Top 30 awards plus best of show, sponsor’s choice, Warrior’s choice, and SELECTiON.COM® choice.
  • Night Balloon Glow

    • A fan favorite, the night balloon glow is a magical display that families look forward to every year. This year’s balloon glows will be July 19th and 20th at dusk.
  • Tethered Balloon Rides

  • Fireworks Display

    • This year’s fireworks are sponsored by Start Skydiving. They will start around 9:45pm on Saturday, July 20th. There will also be fireworks Friday night.
  • Bella Balloons-Balloon Rides

    • If you are interested in taking a hot air balloon ride during the event, contact Bella Balloons for a once in a lifetime experience!
    • https://www.flybellaballoons.com/
  • Goodfolk & O’Tymes Biplane Rides

    • Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati’s only antique open cockpit biplane ride business. Enjoy a sightseeing open airplane ride over the Ohio country side.
    • http://www.gobiplanerides.com

Location: Smith Park. Middletown, Ohio

 

 

Aug
3
Sat
Sky Family Dinner! @ Start Skydiving
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Be sure to come out for our monthly Sky Family Potluck Dinner!

Once per month Start Skydiving will host a cookout style Potluck dinner for fun jumpers, staff and friends. We will have the grill available for everyone’s use so bring your favorite protein, drinks and a shareable side and enjoy great company after a day of jumping!

See you then!

Aug
8
Thu
Wingsuit Weekend Festival! @ Start Skydiving
Aug 8 – Aug 11 all-day

Start Skydiving Wingsuit Weekend!!!

Start Skydiving will host a fun filled Wingsuit Weekend August 8th – 11th!

  • Saturday Night Party and Cookout
  • Specialty Aircraft
  • An awesome line up of organizers including Anthony “The Kid” Zerbonia, Team Fastrax Member Dave Covel, Mat Greene, Richo Butts -XRW, and Travis Mickle of Wicked Wingsuits.
  • Co-ed and Female Record Attempts
  • Early Registration (Before July 1st) $55
  • Regular Registration (July 1st and after) $70
  • More Details to Follow!!!

Register Here!

 

Aug
9
Fri
Sisters in Skydiving Memorial Weekend @ Start Skydiving
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day

Be sure to register for the Start Skydiving Sisters in Skydiving Memorial Weekend!!!

This year’s theme is TBD!!! Let you spirit animal out of it’s cage (Or wherever it rests) and prepare to boogie!

Its shaping up to be a great S.I.S. weekend! We have $21 slot specials, excellent organizing, and a  feast Saturday night followed by a DJ and Dancing. Throw in some other special surprise weekend activities and games and its sure to be an event to remember! The best part??? Registration is only $35 and includes a special S.I.S. t-shirt and free dinner Saturday, in addition to games and the special slot pricing. There will be a competition for the best costume Saturday night. The winners will recieve free jumps!

This event is for all women to attend. Whether you have 10,000 jumps or are mostly a spectator, you are welcome to come out and celebrate with your sisters in skydiving!

Click Here to Register

Aug
17
Sat
Night Jumps! @ Start Skydiving
Aug 17 all-day

Night Jumps at Start Skydiving!

The cost is $30 per slot and covers your lift ticket as well as all necessary safety equipment, training and supervision by an Instructor.

*You must have a current USPA B License or higher to make a night jump at Start Skydiving*

Please Sign up at Manifest if you are interested!

Aug
23
Fri
Organizing with Alex Hart! @ Start Skydiving
Aug 23 – Aug 25 all-day

Whether you are fresh off of your A License or looking to shred some head down we will get you organized safely!

Don’t be shy!  Getting in on an organized jump is a great way to meet other jumpers, try new jumps, and finesse your skills.

Alex Hart will be available for organizing, find him around the hangar to plan some awesome jumps.

Bonus: if you are a USPA licensed skydiver and this is your first visit to Start Skydiving, your first jump is on us!