DZ Round-up #14
It’s only been a week since the last Newsletter, but what a week it was! The Learning Curve Camp must have been one of our best!
November Learning Curve Camp
Hubert Genty and Sebastien Sierra from New Caledonia
Photos by Phil Kemper
Tanguy Barsacq from New Caledonia - Exit Atmo
Tanguy - Sunset Load last Jump
Photos by Macca
...And it led straight into the South Queensland Champs, which the SEQSC also used to incorporate one of their League weekends. Lisa has sent in a ton of great photos (see link to photos and results below) and several TSC members have also sent in photos. So, so-as not to lose the moment here’s Newsletter 14, picking up from Thursday 17th November of the LCC.
Well Thursday was bigger than Wednesday by an extra 10 people and an extra two loads and an extra 40 jumps (total 158)! Intermediate level jumpers John Bucknell and Adrian Cox joined in. Brody instigated early morning Hop & Pop loads which were quite popular. The CRW jumpers were also busy in the afternoons, getting ready for the TSC CRW record attempts this coming weekend.
Friday was bigger yet again; six extra people jumped (including Paul Meese who got his A license (bravo!), plus four tandems. We did 13 loads and 164 jumps. As stated elsewhere there were LOTS of B-Rels done,
Greg Callaaghan - Brel 8 Photo by Phil Kemper
…lots of atmo/tracking, RW and Freefly. The weekenders started arriving and the sunset load Friday arvo was a beauty
Josh Costa - Photo by Mat Coles
The SQPC Judges all arrived as well, set up their judging equipment and posted the competition rounds. Things suddenly were getting serious!
South Qld State Championships 2011
As you can imagine Saturday was off to a good start. Competition 4-Way was first to get going...
Stranger Danger - Exit
Stranger Danger - turning points
Photos by Frank Klaus
…and by the end of the day it was over. Freefly was well under way as well. In amongst it all we did another 5 tandems and Wayne Lyngkuist was back for stage 4 AFF. The perennial Dave Schmuttermaier was also into it.
Ramblers event webpage with Results & Participants, Day Tape, and Event Photos by Lisa Perdichizzi
Crikey and Georgia did a couple of “Promo” jumps for the new Ramblers brochure. Phil Kemper took the aerials:
Georgia and Crikey - Photo by Phil Kemper
...and Steve Fitchett took a series of ground shots around the pool,
By the pool - Photo by Steve Fitchett
By the Fire - Photo by Steve Fitchett
...and the bar.
At the Bar - Photo by Steve Fitchett
Thanks to Charlotte, Phil, Justin, Kayla, Marios, Wade, Lisa, Wade and Amandine for helping out , and also to all the “extras”. Hope it all works out. But the day belonged to Competition and it was fast and furious.
The Channel 9 chopper rocked up...
Channel 9 Chopper - Photo by Alison Raynor
...and collected footage and we were on the news Saturday night. 84 people did jumps and Homer did 17 loads.
Sunday was just about as busy, 14 loads. The weather was good and the competition continued with Freefly and 8-Way FS
Stragglers 8-way Team
Stragglers - 8-way Team - Photos by Frank Klaus
There were only 15 loads flown. It really was one of the best Queensland champs held for a long time. Special mention to Allison Mitchell for organising an 8-way scratch team that came second! Marios was at the DZ for his last jumps in Aus before he heads back to Cyprus, Greece. His last load Sunday was an emotional affair. Sorry to see you go old mate. Hurry back. Lisa has sent in all the team names, scores and final results.
Congratulations to all concerned; Belgy the Organiser, the Judges, the pilots, the manifesters, the caterers, the cleaners and the competitors and video photographers. And thanks to everyone for having fun at our DZ.
Big Sunset Star - 16-way - inside shot - Photo by Frank Klaus
And then it was Pub Night and Wade’s house-warming party, what a night! Monday was a day off for everybody after more than 10 days’ of solid jumping.
But it was back to work Tuesday. We had three First Jump Course students; Monte Pierce did the Static Line Course and Matt Young and Jibril Tan (from Singapore) started their AFF training. Rebecca did a successful B-Rel 9,...
Rebecca - B-Rel 9 - Photo by Macca
…and Koen Wouters from Belgium also got one in. (He’s been here for weeks!). Jibril is here to finish his course
Jibril Tan - Stage 3 - with Wade and Belgy
so there were another three loads Wednesday 23rd – today. Michelle Hyde finished her 20 jump Addiction Package, Brody, Koen, Reilly and I did a couple of tracks and Dave Bleakley,...
David Bleakley - CRW exit
Geoff Stillman - CRW exit
Louis Trerise - CRW exit
…did a few CRW.
And that’s it from me until next time.
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