DZ e-News #299 (9-15 Oct. 2017)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Peter Costigan – Cert A
John Bucknell – Star Crest

Monday the 9th of October saw Jackson Brockwell powering through Stages 2, 3 & 4 out of the 182 while Thomas Plevnik and Connor O’Neile kept at it.

Jackson’s AFF 3 & 4 with instructors Sara & Adrian – photos Adrian

Tuesday was another 182 day with Jackson smashing out Stages 5, 6 & 7. Another couple of fun jumpers filled the loads.

Jackson nailing it on AFF 5 – photo Sara
Jackson again AFF 6 – photo Adrian
Jackson diving out for AFF 7 – photo Sara
Thomas fun jumping from the 182 – photo Sara

On Wednesday we had two new skydivers. Melissa Dempsey & Attila Szvekto did their ground training then their AFF 1 jump in the afternoon. Congrats to Jackson who finished Stages 8 & 9. Thomas Plevnik kept at it on his way to his A certificate. More fun jumpers were here and we got Marjorie (the new Caravan) for a load.

Congrats Jackson AFF 9 – photo Adrian

Thursday wasn’t the best weather, but Melissa & Attila got Stage 2 done and our newest skydiver Anton Williams did his ground training and Stage 1 jump.

Anton with Sara on Stage 1

On Friday things were looking better. Fun jumpers started arriving for Charly Rusconi’s canopy course.  Melissa cracked Stage 3.

Melissa Stage 3 – photo Doyley

Anton Stage 2 and Attilla did Stages 3 & 4.

Attila about to go! Photo Doyley

Attilla’s AFF 3 & 4 with Macca – photos by Adrian

Congrats to Troy Hanson for finishing his Stage 9.

Troy on his way for AFF 9 – photo Adrian

Saturday not the best of weather for the Canopy Course, however all eyes were turned to the sky waiting for some blue to shine through. We only managed two loads for the day, but Daniel Hindmarsh, Matt Manderson & Sally Hoare all enjoyed their tandem jumps. So did a few other lucky ones.

Sara with Sally, Doyley with Matt, Ben with Daniel – ready to go!
Sally landing
Matthew landing
Matt loved his Tandem with Doyley
Daniel landing
Matthew, Sally & Daniel stoked after their Tandems – Photo by Sonja
Adrian having fun with Doyley

Sunday no loads with rain coming down most of the day. Oh well, the rain sure has turned the place green. And our roses are in bloom.

Lisa Rose
Fiona Rose

See ya!

Visitor Book Comments

Sally Hoare – Awesome! Thanks Sara 🙂
Matt Manderson – So Good! Darren is the man!
Dan Hindmarsh – Awesome fun! Cheers Ben!

Ramblers is a great club and a great drop zone. It was 39 years ago and it is now. I have just gone through the photos of my tandem jump with Darren and relived the whole exhilarating experience again - even my husband was impressed. Congratulations to Dave McEvoy for such a fantastic venue.

Robin Armstrong

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