Indoor skydiving coming to Middletown

Iain Clark at an indoor skydiving center in Denver. (AP Photo/Jonathan Clark)

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WDTN) – Indoor skydiving is coming to Middletown.

The city council approved the construction of a vertical wind tunnel. It will be one of only 15 across the nation.

Start Skydiving operators signed a franchise deal with iFly to run the attraction.

The new site will likely have a restaurant, offices and classrooms.

Although an exact location is not set, supporters hope the attraction will complement the growing amenities and businesses at the Middletown Regional Airport.

“The undeveloped acreage at the airport allows for business expansions that could support hundreds of new jobs,” says Matt Eisenbraun, City of Middletown economic development program manager. “The city has an historic strength in aerospace and we’re working to grow this cluster and bring more aviation and aerospace companies to the airport.”

Start Skydiving is one of the top five largest and fastest growing drop zones in the world. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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