Newsletter #288 (24-30 July 2017)

Sunday, July 30, 2017

And for something different this Newsletter, starting Monday 24th July, we started a Static Line Instructors Course with John Godwin which continued for a few days.


   Shots from the Static Line Instructors Course – Photos Jon Kent


On Tuesday Giselle Godwin rocked her tandem. The local instructors were sure getting used to static lines! Other fun jumpers kept the 182 going strong (Homer was away for scheduled maintenance).


Scotty Static Line jump & Splenda Static Line Jump


The Static Line Course continued Wednesday. More fun jumpers arrived. Cameron our pilot flew all 10 loads.

Mark B-Rel 5 – Photo by Sara


We were back to normal on Thursday. Tandems today were Riata Ready, Keenan Tucker, and Nicolas Giglio, all out of the 182. Again several fun jumpers were here enjoying the “novelty” aircraft.

Keenan, Riata and Nicolas ready for their tandems – Photo Doyley


Friday was back to normal, Homer was back – yahoo. Two of Roger Mulckey’s tunnel students, Peter Costigan and Cary Deakin were here getting some real skydiving under their wings. Grant Ford was also here doing some B-Rels.

Grant B-Rel 2 – Photo Sara


Grant B-Rels 3 & 4 – Photos by Scotty


On Saturday Alan Moss and Martin Klapper’s Big Ways were interspersed with regular jumping.


Mossy’s & Martin’s Big Ways – Photos by Martin Klapper


Over 50 fun jumpers made a day of it. Our only tandem today was Tracey Morison. However another 7 students kept us busy. Angela Lions did Stage 4, Michael Benfer and Alex Knight did Stages 4 & 5, and Dylan Bryer did Stages 7 & 8. Plus B-Rels. Plus wing suiters. Plus Susan, Macca’s daughter returned today for a couple of jumps, six months after giving birth to son Blair.

Angela AFF Stage 4 – Photo Sara

Angela AFF Stage 4 – Photo Doyley


Michael AFF Stage 4 & Stage 5 – Photos by Scotty

Alex AFF Stage 1 from “Charlie the 182” – Photo Scott Perkins


Alex AFF Stage 1 / IAD 4

Dylan exiting on a 12 sec delay – Photos by Sara

Chris B-Rel 4 – nailing it – Photo Scott Perkins

Laura Williams Head Up Crest 1 & 2 – Photos by Doyley


Sunday was a little quieter, only about 40 fun jumpers were here. Our new IAD student Brett Jeisman did Stage 1. Angela Lions did AFF Stages 5 & 6, and Doug Wills did Stages 5, 6 & 7. Intermediates Jamie and James also knocked out a jump. Grant did a couple of B-Rels. We managed 14 sorties for the day. Then it was quiet, the week was done.

Brett IAD Stage 1

Angela AFF Stage 5 & about to exit on AFF Stage 6 – Photos by Sara

Doug AFF Stage 5

Doug AFF Stage 7

Doug AFF Stage 7 Backflip – Photos by Doyley

Grant B-Rel 6 – Photo Scotty

Rangry bringing in the Darwin Racing flag


See ya!

Macca & Team Ramblers


Erik Davidse – Certificate A

Adrian Seemann – Certificate E

Daniel Evers – Star Crest


Visitor Book Comments:

Giselle Godwin – Awesome tandem jump with Sara Bear.  Big smile still on my face, loved the exit and felt really safe.  Thank you Toogs D.Z.

Was anxious-as coming in to start my AFF course, but these guys truly put me at ease. Felt more like joining a members club than just buying a commercial course. Great atmosphere - encouraging staff - awesome experience.....Now I just gotta get back and complete the course!

Gordon Price

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