Post Boogie Blues? Equinox 2018 went off!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

It was a great Equinox Boogie. Thanks to our major sponsor – the APF Fi Fund proudly supported this event.

A big shout out to all participants and coaches – Mason Corby, Sébastien Chambet, Tayne Farrant, Vince Cotte, Ben Lucock, Chris Byrnes, Luke Rogers, Scotty Paterson, Michael “Woody” Smart, Ben Nordkamp, Paul Osborne, and Rob Kendall. And good on Germain Sieurin for volunteering and doing a great job at load organising.

Good on all camera flyers & photographers – Steve Fitchett (, Archie Jamieson, Wayne McLachlan, and Marco De Boni; and of course cheers to the amazing pilots John McEvoy, Eloise Tyler, Liam Burrell, and Mick Tilley. Thanks to the packers – Alex Lay & Roeland, and rigger Sandor Molnar (Paragear Doctor). Hat off to Robin and our cleaners – Bruce, Chris, Ildy, and Lesley, and of course our volunteers – Viv Oakes, Blaino, Harvey, Jimmy, and Ray.

Bravo to Chief Instructor Darren Doyle and all our Drop Zone staff & instructors, DZSO Robbie McMillan, Margaret Andersen and the office & manifest team – Sara Apalais, Jenny Winton, Collette Hansen, Vikki Girvin, Karen McEvoy, Lynette Hughes, and thanks to Sonja Bruss (PR).

Thanks to Kylie Cowling & Jimmy Budgen + Will Todd & Taco for putting on the Skysounds Music Festival and thanks to all the brilliant bands & entertainers – The Amanda Emblem Experiment, The On Fires, Kill Pill, Pepper Jane, Riff Raiders, Gary Bradbury, Troy Troutman, Bertie Page Clinic, DJ Teags, Skye Marsh, and Bear!

Cheers to Brendan Saunders & team for the very yummy catering, and Ali Raynor for running the Calypso Bar.

Thanks to all sponsors & supporters – Job Connect, Larsen & Brusgaard, Cookie, Intrudair, Parachutes Australia, Airtec / Cypres, Sunpath, Aerodyne, Flysight, Deem Flywear, WeArePHNX, Corporate & Group Xperiences, LVN, Australian Skydiver Magazine, Australia Zoo, Anaconda for their contribution to the raffles, and good on Ego Pharmaceuticals for donating sunscreen. Thanks to the TSC & SQPC. Cheers to the Somerset Regional Council, the IGA (Esk District Co-op society), and all the local Toogoolawah Businesses for their great support.

Good on EVERYBODY who made Nox great!

Thanks to the cave – Elad Berger (High Speed Productions) & Ryan Brawley (Not For You Films) for the great movie productions and hilarious skits – you truly make Ramblers “Famous For Fun!”.


219 Skydivers – 173 Plane Loads – 2488 Jumps –184 Cartons!


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Sung Won Kim – Certificate A
Simon Yorkston – Certificate A, B & C
Jamie Davenport – Certificate C
Marie Tardy  – Certificate C
Fabio Guardala – Certificate C
Elise Smith-Bessen – Certificate C
Ryan Murphy – Certificate C & Star Crest
Charmaine Nielsen – Certificate C & Star Crest
Oliver Morris – Star Crest
Jay Cook – Star Crest
Jason Munster – Star Crest
Nigel Hawtin – Star Crest

Sam Messemer – 100 Jumps

Meike Kendall – 1st Wingsuit Flight
Basti Bastozaur – 1st Wingsuit Flight
Chrissy and TC – 1st Wingsuit Flight (revals)
Bart Borkowski – 1st Wingsuit Flight

Danny Andersen – 1st Wingsuit Flight & Wingsuit Crest
Blake Dickson – Wingsuit Crest
Luke Morley – Wingsuit Crest
Ben Lucock – Wingsuit Crest
Jason Schloss – Wingsuit Crest

ASM issue 93 – Equinox 2018 Article

Photo Collection – Equinox 2018

Day 1, Saturday, 20th

Opening Ceremony

Day 2, Sunday, 21st

Day 3 – Monday, 22nd

Tandems Monday 22nd were Martin Ackerly, Maxine Harman from the band “The On Fires” and Keith Gall.



Max’s tandem – Are you sure you can breathe Doyley? – Photos by Doyley

Martin Ackerly freefalling – photo by Olli D
Head coach Mason, Craig & Kylie freefly – Photos by Bianca

Day 4 – Tuesday, 23rd

Paul Osborne 6-way – Photo by Marco De Boni (?)

Ben’s 12-way – Photos by (?)
Ben’s 12-way inside view – Photos by Susie Mc

Fitchimages – Equinox Boogie, Day 4

above Toogs…

Photos courtesy of Steve Fitchett –

Day 5 – Wednesday, 24th

Siew Fern Lim tandem exit
Siew tandem freefall
Wrong place Johnny
“Bye bye” camera – Photos by Germain Sieurin

Fitchimages – Equinox Boogie, Day 5

Photos courtesy of Steve Fitchett –

Day 6 – Thursday, 25th

Tandems were Riley Schatz and Laura Baker.

Riley loving his tandem jump – Photo by Alex
Laura in tandem with Darren – Photo by Olli D
Laura after landing – Photo by Olli D.

Fitchimages – Equinox Boogie, Day 6

Photos courtesy of Steve Fitchett –

Day 7 – Friday, 26th

Natalie B-Rel 5 with John
Smithy & Olli freefly
Ben 8-way roundie  – Photos by ???

Fitchimages – Equinox Boogie, Day 7 – Meteormen!

Photos courtesy of Steve Fitchett –

Day 8 – Saturday, 27th

Tandems were Karl Presser, Jennifer Powell, Chris Quinlan, Kylie Kelly, Simon Gunn, Martin Powell and Agathe Combemorel.

Jenny tandem, under canopy
Chris tandem
Agathe tandem exit
Agathe tandem under canopy – Photos by Adrian
Wayno going through the hoop backwards
Germain leading the hoop jumps

Fitchimages – Equinox Boogie, Day 8


Tandems Sunday 28th were Krystal & David Bagnall.

Krystal in freefall with Darren – Photo by Alex
Krystal after her jump – Photo by Alex

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See ya!
Macca & Team Ramblers.

We spent eight days at Skydive Ramblers and had great time. Awesome DZ, awesome friendly staff, great airplane and facilities. Accommodation on premises was great and very reasonably priced. We also enjoyed after jumping socialising at the bar on DZ and great food both at DZ and in nearby Toogoolawah town. Skydive Ramblers are wingsuit friendly and there is plenty of landing space around DZ.
Highlight of our trip was incredible kangaroo action at landing area - we did literally land on kangaroos and it was great fun :-) There are also wild koalas in the area.

Alexander Safonov

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