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

Achievements:

Erik Davidse – Certificate A

Adrian Seemann – Certificate E

Daniel Evers – Star Crest

Congratulations!

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.

Great experience, absolutely unforgettable, staff are all friendly and professional Making the whole experience easy, worry free and exhilarating. 100/10 experience worth visiting worth doing. : )

Kiara Kirby

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