Facilities & Aircraft
Start Skydiving is one the top five largest and fastest growing Drop-Zones in the world. Start Skydiving's location at the Middletown Regional Airport in Middletown, OH, 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 obstacle-free soft cut sod to land on, and world-class coaching in all disciplines from world-renown professional skydiving team, Team Fastrax™.
Other numerous amenities include 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 with a fishing pond, splash pad, playground, and soccer and baseball fields, kayaking on the Great Miami River, biking on the Great Miami River Trail (over 75+ miles long!), and over ten restaurants and hotels within less than a half of a mile away.
Start Skydiving owns two turbine Cessna 208 Caravans, one short and one long, and a fast Cessna 206 for hop-n-pops to suit all of your training needs. Three aircraft, two turbines, one great DZ.
We also occasionally fly specialty aircraft throughout the summer. These have included large twin-engine turbine tailgate airplanes such as a Skyvan, a Casa, a Sherpa, and a Caribou, as well as super fast twin-engine turbines such as a Super King Air, a Beech 99, and a Super Twin Otter. Let's not forget the biplanes, helicopters, and hot air balloons!
Whether you are from Ohio, Indiana, or Kentucky, Start Skydiving provides load organizing and world-class coaching, both of which make Start Skydiving a first-class skydiving destination for new and experienced skydivers alike.