Published: July 24, 2015
Aviation enthusiasts know that Dayton, Ohio is the birthplace of aviation and it's also a great place to experience it as well. Here we list our favorite local companies that will take you to the skies whether under the power of an engine, thermals or a parachute! If you're seeking an adventure, this is the post for you!
Are we biased that we're on the top of this list... probably. Despite this, we still believe that what we offer is the best adrenaline experience in the world. We're experienced and our history in aviation dates back to 1945. We are continuously improving our facilities and striving to deliver the best experience possible for our guests. If you haven't given skydiving a try yet... allow us to take you on the adventure of a lifetime!
We've jumped off of a few balloons in our time, but if you'd rather enjoy a tranquil ride either at sunrise or sunset, then Gentle Breeze Hot Air Balloons is the place to go. Gentle Breeze is a family owned and operated business and they consistently have great reviews.
Red Stewart Airfield and Skydive Warren County share the same airport and visiting the flight school at Red Stewart is worth the trip if you'd like to learn how to fly, ride or go for a glider ride. Aviation is in the blood of the Stewart family and connects the air field and Skydive Warren County together. One of Red's sons was "Little Stevie" who took to skydiving more than any other family member. The legacy of aviation and skydiving continues today.
Location: 4925 N. State Route 42, Waynesville, OH 45068
The Caesar Creek Soaring Club is synonymous with soaring throughout the United States. Today CCSC boasts more than 200 members and remains one of the largest and oldest clubs in the US. CSSC offers flight instruction, club sailplanes and intro flights for the public. CCSC is the largest soaring club east of the Mississippi and has garnered a great reputation.
Location: 5375 Elbon Rd Waynesville, OH 45068
Powered paragliding involves a parachute, but rather than jumping from an airplane, the parachute used for paraglising is it's fixed wing. This is a blast and takes minimal time. Fly Ohio has recently moved to Wisconsin, but we think it's worth it to still publish this little company here, because they've done an awesome job for years! This should be on your bucket list!
Location: 6186 Killdeer Court, Burlington WI 53105