e-News #294 (4-10 September 2017)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


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.

Lyle TAFF 1 – Photos by Sara

Luke Moxham did Stages 5 & 6 of his AFF Course.

Luke AFF Stages 5 & 6 – Photos by Adrian

B-Rels were the order of the day.

Kane B-Rel 5 with help of Tel – Photo Adrian

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”

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

Peter’s tandem

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

See ya!
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.”

I'm a new jumper and it was heaven on earth for me! 
You always get to $14000 feet and you are surrounded by fun jumpers with crazy skill keen to teach. 
If you haven't been go!! To say I love it is an understatement. I'll be back very soon!!

“fun jumpers with crazy skill keen to teach” – by Ande Rogers

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