Luke Moxham – Completed AFF Angela Lions – Certificate A Doug Zamora – Certificate A Aiden Cumming – Certificate A Adam Bosher – Certificate B & C James Prior – Certificate D
Monday 4th September is Newsletter time and the start of another Learning Curve Camp. The LCC was well attended with a Meet & Greet first up and a 182 hop & pop load to get things going. Then the wind started and kept us grounded until a final load late afternoon. Fortunately the LCCers were receptive to some seminars which ran all day. But that was it for day 1. Our two new beginners Nicole Walsh and Hunter Walkley spent the day in the classroom doing their First Jump Course.
Kane – B-Rel 3 & Doyley’s new toy – Photos by Doyley
Darcy coming in on his first 4 –way B-Rel with Mick – Photo Alex
On Tuesday Nicole did AFF Stages 1, 2 & 3 of her Introduction Package. Hunter did also his Stage 1.
Nikki AFF Stage 2
Nikki AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Sara
It was a good day’s jumping. We got six loads in. Harvey’s landing video was a hit as always. You could see the advancement of landing skills as the day went on.
Kane B-Rel 4 – Photo Adrian
Tel B-Rel 5
Greg B-Rel 5 – Photos by Doyley
Nothing happened Wednesday. We got blown away. Actually we got one up but it got called down!
Thursday was a bit better, 5 loads took to the skies. There was still a wind factor lurking. Two tandems arrived. Lyn Clements and Tyerone Walker had a ball.
Lyn with son Tyerone in background & Lyn in freefall
Lyn and Tyerone after the jump
Student Lyle Douglas was back for another TAFF training jump.
Tel B-Rel 4 – Photo Doyley & Tel B-Rel 6 – Photo Sara
Tel B-Rel 6.1 with Doyley, Marlies and Lea
Greg B-Rel 6.1
Harvey’s landing videos are just so valuable, thanks Harvey!
Friday was ok, just. The winds dictated the licence level for most people here. We did 5 loads but most were out of the 182. Learning Curve wrapped up with ….
Tel B-Rel 6.1 with Doyley, Marlies and Lea
Adam and Doyley 2 way Hop’n’Pop – Photos by Doyley
Last load of Learning Curve – Photo Harvey
Thanks to all the Campers who stuck it out and didn’t complain about Nature’s forces!!
It was “back to normal” Saturday. Winds OK! Another five new people tried out a tandem jump. The new adventurers were Kiarra Parnell who jumped for her 16th Birthday and brought her father Anthony along as an observer, plus Robyn Smout, Paul Weeks & Robert Bryant.
Kiarra’s exit with Sara & Kiarra in freefall
Robyn’s tandem with Sara
Paul on the edge & in freefall with Darren – Photos by Adrian
Rob’s tandem exit
Students Cody Collins and Nathan Cagney did Stages 4, 5 & 6 of their AFF Courses, while Luke Moxham did Stages 7 & 8.
Cody AFF Stage 4 & AFF Stage 6 – Photos by Doyley
Nathan AFF Stage 4 – Photo Roger & Nathan AFF Stage 5 flying by himself for the first time – Photo Adrian
Luke AFF Stage 7
Luke AFF Stage 8
John McMahon’s experienced group of flat fliers knocked over 4 good jumps, and partied hard on good food and loud music that evening.
John McMahon’s Invitationals – Photos by Dave Brown
“Good time was had”
“Hey all, thanks for a bloody good day Saturday, did 4 jumps, nice 3 point 12way to start the day and in the star at 7500ft, should have planned more points but always good to geek and see big smiles, then a couple of 13ways going for the final point at track height and a 9 way to finish the day, flying pieces and going for the 4th point when one piece came under another and, well you all know the result of that. Gourmet night was excellent, good food and good company, lots of eating, drinking then dancing with the light show, smoke machine then Lynda produced the shot bucket and it became a bit of a blur after that. Happy birthday to Lynda and Nellie, nice cake Al, put you in the good books I reckon. Next meet will be October the 14th, hopefully formation loads but will need a bigger turn out to get them going, though can always fill the planes with others so we’ll see what happens. Have a fun month all, stay safe and will see you then” John
A regular heading across the block for packing lessons Saturday afternoon. & Checking in with Macca.
Our tandems Sunday were Elvir Kaplanovic, and Angela’s ‘rellies Peter and Karalee Chaseling.
Elvir tandem exit & Elvir in freefall with Darren – Photos by Adrian
Karalee tandem with Ben – Photos by Sara
Student Luke Moxham really got stuck into it from the day he arrived and did his Stage 9, beautifully.
Luke AFF Stage 9 – Photo Adrian
Angela qualified for her A Certificate and finally got to jump her new equipment. Hope it’s not too long before your next one Angela!!
Angela fun jump – Photos Sara & Doyley
Macca & Team Ramblers.
Visitor Book Comments
Robyn Smout: “It was absolutely amazing. Awesome instructor (Sara). Would do it again and tell others to do it as well. Hometown Toogoolawah.”
Wow.......you guys really know your stuff. Professional with a Capital P....all the staff genuinely WANT to be there, no shortcuts to compromise safety at the same time making "us mortals" feel 100% safe.