e-News #292 (21-27 Aug. 2017)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


Aydan De Ruiter – Completed AFF
Angela Lions – Completed AFF
Nigel Varney – Certificate A
Tyler De Ruiter – Certificate B
Adam Bosher – Certificate C
John Hannan – Certificate C
Monique Rothe – Head Up Freefly Crest
Adam Williams – 500 Jumps
Adrian Seemann – Display General

Photos Missed From Last Week:


Refresher jump Warwick Thorn
& Mr Jang AFF Stage 2 – Photos by Scotty

Mr Moon B-Rel 1 Photo by Doyley

Newsletter time!!! It’ s Monday the 21st, Angela Lions came by to do a couple of jumps towards her A Licence while Aydan De Ruiter did his first jump course and Stage 1 of his AFF Course. Also Mr Jang continued his AFF course and Mr Moon did a few more B-Rel stages.

Mr Jang AFF Stage 3 & with Scotty – Photos by Adrian


Mr Jang AFF Stage 4 – Photo Sara
& on AFF Stage 6 – Photo Splenda


Mr Moon B-Rel 4 & B-Rel 5 with Joseph

On Tuesday Aydan De Ruiter did his Stages 2, 3 & 4, Jacob Buchanan did Stage 5 of his WTA Course and Mr Jang kept smashing his AFF stages out.

Aydan after AFF Stage 2 & on AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Sara

Jacob WTA Stage 5 – Photo Doyley & Mr Jang AFF Stage 7 – Photo Adrian

Meanwhile Coops started playing with one of the new Dropzone toys! Even the DZ wildlife thinks that thing is impressive!

Coop in control of the Beast & I think the ducks like it here – check out our next generation

It’s Wednesday our students Aydan and Mr Jang keep our instructors busy and our plane Homer running, both continuing their AFF courses. Also Dylan Bryer came to Toogs to do stage 5 of his IAD course!

Dylan IAD Stage 5

Aydan AFF Stage 5 & 6 – Photos by Doyley

Aydan AFF Stage 7 – Photo Scotty
Mr Jang AFF Stage 8 – Photo Adrian

On Thursday morning Luke Moxham sat in the classroom doing his First Jump Course to jump out of a plane in the afternoon already!

Luke AFF Stage 1
Pete Hop ‘n’ Pop – Photos by Doyley

Luke wasn’t the only one in the DZ who had a big day on Thursday! Look who we saw here:


Out on the hunt for a baby duck dinner was “Buster” the resident python – Photos by Uarn Sander

Friday Aydan De Ruiter did Stages 8 & 9 of his AFF Course – finishing his AFF after only starting this week! Yeah buddy! Also Tyler did his last 4way B-Rel, everything done for the B-Licence – Congratulations!! In the afternoon more and more fun jumpers found their way to Toogs, so we had a good crowd for our weekly Sausage Sizzle!

Tyler 4-way B-Rel with help from Mr Woo and Drewy – Photo Adrian

Aydan AFF Stage 8 – Photos by Scotty

It’s Saturday and wow there’s a lot of people in Toogoolawah this weekend! Team Focus was running a freefly camp, working towards the Australian Vertical Record. As if that wouldn’t be enough, there’s also the “Beyond Fundamentals” bigway camp on! Aaww Yeah!

Ocean Mitchell and Nadia Alba came to Toogs on Saturday as well to jump out of a plane for the first time!

Ocean tandem exit with Scotty
Ocean’s freefall with Scotty – Photos by Adrian

Luke Moxham, who did his first jump course on Thursday, came back to do Stages 2, 3 & 4.

Luke AFF Stage 3

Luke AFF Stage 4 – Photos by Doyley

Alex Knight did Stage 6 & 7 of his IAD Course


Alex 10 & 12 second delays – Photos by Sara

And of course we also had people here doing B-Rels and fun jumps! Homer was tired at sunset, after a big day with 17 Loads and going non stop!

Sweet Johnny – Photo by Sara
Aydan B-Rel 2 – Photo by Adrian

On Sunday Peter Robinson, Kaylab Hindmarsh, Skye Marsh and Kane O’Keefe came out to do a Tandem.

Kane before his Tandem with Doyley
Skye in Tandem after exit
Skye after landing – Photos by Sara

Student Angela Lions did Stage 9 – completing her AFF – Congratulations! And we had more jumpers here doing freefly training, B-Rels or just funjumping! Plus both camps continued!

Angela Lions after AFF Stage 9 – congratulations!
Nicky Head Up training
Carlos on exit of his B-Rel 3
Carlos B-Rel3 – Photos by Adrian
Taylor working on her field packing – Photo Sara


“Beyond Fundamentals” – Photos by Ben

After another 14 Caravan loads we were finished for the day! What a great weekend!

See you at the September Learning Curve Camp next Monday!

See ya!
Macca & Team Ramblers.

Visitor Book Comment

Peter Robinson: “Unreal – Daryl (sic) was an Awesome Instructor.”

As an experienced skydiver, I took my whole family to Ramblers to introduce each of them to a tandem jump. Ramblers is an awesome experience for tandems and for fun jumpers.

Erin Gillespie

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