e-News #298 (2-8 Oct. 2017)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Achievements

Thomas Plevnik – Completed AFF
Cameron Candy – Certificate A
Tim Allonby – Certificate C
Lachlan Neill – Certificate C
Taylor Janssan – Certificate C & Star Crest
Guillaume Cornet – Star Crest
Craig Kelly – Certificate D

Richard Martin – Head-Up Freefly Crest
Alicia Moisel – Head-Up Freefly Crest
Michael Oro – Head Up Freefly Crest
Ian Purvis – Head-Up Freefly Crest
Chris Smith – Head-Up Freefly Crest
Jamie Cooper – Head-Down Freefly Crest
Dmitry Khryukin – Head-Up & Head-Down Freefly Crest
Ben Skuce – Head-Up Freefly Crest & Certificate D

Monday 2nd October started a huge freefly week with the “Down Under Dynamics” team.  Luckily there was plenty of briefing to be done as the first day’s weather turned out pretty bad.  Head Coach Mason Corby, with coaches Matt Boags, Simon Colmer, Richie Convery, Dimitri Di Denko, Tayne Farrant, Keith Grealy, Danny Helmy, Stewart Kemp, Ben Lucock, Reed Ramage, Scott Hiscoe, Andrew Keir, Jimmy Cooper and camera flyer Tommy Siera were all assembled.

On Tuesday the weather started ordinary but came good when the fog lifted. The Dynamics were underway, and jump hard all 77 members did. Ramblers had  two tandems to take care of, well done Rebecca Martin and Courtney Ewing.

Bec with TM Sara – Photo by Angus
Courtney tandem exit out of “Marj” with Darren

Courtney freefall with Darren – Photos by Adrian

Also our 1st Jump Course graduate from Monday, student Thomas Plevnik did Stages 1 and 2 of his AFF.

Tom TAF1 – Photo Sara
Tom TAF1 – Photo Adrian
Tom preparing for AFF Stage 2 – Photo Sara
Thomas AFF Stage 2 – Photo Doyley

Wednesday’s weather was almost perfect. Thomas Plevnik did Stages 3 & 4 of his AFF Course.

Thomas AFF Stage 3 with Darren – Photo Adrian
Thomas AFF Stage 3
Thomas AFF Stage 4 – Photos by Doyley

Mason’s group managed 25 loads for the day. Marj our new Cessna Caravan didn’t know what hit here!! Welcome to Skydiving!

Downunder Dynamics 3 – Freefly – Photo Tommy Sierra
Downunder Dynamics 3 – Freefly – Photo Flossy

Thursday was busy with both aircraft flat out all day till sunset. The Freefliers did 32 loads & they were happy. So was our newest student Connor Klein who did Stages 1 & 2 of his AFF Course.

Connor AFF Stage 2 – Photo by Doyley

Roger Mulckey arrived with  Wind Tunnel students Elise Smith-Bessen and Marlies Stanek who did AFF Stages 1, 2, & 3.

Elise WTS Stage 1
Elise WTS Stage 2
Elise WTS Stage 3 – Photos by Sara

Thomas did Stages 5, 6 & 7.

Thomas AFF Stage 6
Downunder Dynamics 3 – Head Down – Photo Tommy Siera

Friday was almost as good with 27 loads done. Our newest tandem was Arshvir Madan who loved his family’s Gift Voucher.

Arshvir with Tandem Master Sara – Photo Angus

Marlies Stanek did Stage 4 and Elise did Stages 4 & 5 of their Wind Tunnel Freefall Courses

High fives for Marlies on WTS 4 – Photo Sara

Ellery Miles and Ben Galvin did Stages 5 & 6 of their AFF Courses and Thomas Plevnik completed Stage 9 of his AFF! Well done Tom!

Ellery AFF Stage 6 – Photo Doyley
Ben AFF Stage 5 – Photo Sara
Ben AFF Stage 6 – Photo Adrian
Thomas AFF Stage 8 – Photo Adrian
Thomas AFF Stage 9 – Photo Doyley
Joel B-Rel 2 – Photo Adrian
Downunder Dynamics 3 – Freefly – Photo Jimmy
Downunder Dynamics 3 – Angle – Photo Adam

Saturday didn’t happen. It was clouded out for most of the day. The Dynamics end of boogie kicked in.

Mason finding something to do whilst waiting – Photo Lynette

On Sunday things were back to normal. Our tandems were Lue-Shane Bentley, Eric Lim, Holiday Say Hoon Tan, Darren Wooster and Steven Thomas..

Shane and George gearing up – Photo Lynette
Holiday exiting with Sara
Holiday and Sara in freefall – Photos by Adrian

Dazza lovin’ his tandem – Photos by George
Steve’s tandem with Sara

Our newest students into the Sport were James Gentle, Glenn Isaac and Jackson Brockwell who all did Stage 1 AFF. Also Greg Casey and Aaron Brogden both did their Stage 5.

James about to jump TAF1 with Glenn waiting to go next – Photo by Sara
James TAF1 with Darren – Photo Adrian
Glenn TAF1 – Photo Sara

It was the end of a great week, thank you Mason and your terrific staff and group of Dynamites, it was a pleasure having you all here. And it is also a big thank you to Cameron Candy our dynamic pilot of the last 9 months who is off for bluer flying skies in his home New Zealand.

See ya!
Macca & Team Ramblers.

Visitor Book Comments

Rebecca Martin – The best experience EVER!  Definitely coming again!

Courtney Ewing – Definitely the Best experience of my life!  Thank you so much to the instructors and camera guys 🙂  Will be Back!!!

Eric Lim – Amazing experience.  Will be doing it again :-).   The feeling of diving into the  clouds is AMAZING!!!

Holiday from Singapore – Awesome jump!  Awesome instructors George & Sarah!  Lovely experience in Australia.  Friendly & warm staff!  ♥ Holiday

Steven – Unbeatable experience!  Nothing quite like it!

Dazza – BEST time of the year.

DZ Volunteers Wanted!

Contact us if you would like to be a volunteer load energiser on weekends! Our Drop Zone is built for skydivers by skydivers and we are looking for passionate jumpers that want to make a difference.

Want to join our Team?

Ramblers are always looking for casual staff, AFF, Tandem, Video and packing. Send your resume to Chief Instructor David McEvoy dave@ramblers.com.au.

First qualification required for overseas visitors is an Australian Work Visa. Without one you cannot work at this drop zone. If you have a Work Visa, and you come to Ramblers DZ and make yourself available, part time work will be feasible.

Ramblers DZ is a great place to use as a headquarters to search for work at other drop zones around Australia. Check out website for on-site accommodation options.

The DZ is amazing. Awesome plane which brings you to 14000 ft in the blink of an eye. Friendly staff who feel more like family.

TITO DANIELI

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