Ramblers Drop Zone Action ⭐️ e-News #447 (11-17 Jan. 2021)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

⭐️ Brendon Hunter – 100th Jump
⭐️ Michael Foenander – Completed AFF
⭐️ Jordan McEvoy – Completed AFF

Monday 11th  was a quiet start to the week. No loads due to the weather.

Tuesday was better. Several loads were done and Michael Foenander and Hiro Xu did Stages 2, 3 & 4 of their AFF Courses. Kristina, Finn and Kurt got stuck into it along with a few regular fun jumpers.

Michael AFF Stage 3 – learning to turn – Photo OliM
Michael AFF Stage 4 doing some turns with Oli – Photo Adrian
Hiro AFF Stage 2 – Photo JohnH
Hiro AFF Stage 3
Hiro loving it on AFF Stage 4 – Photos by Sara
Kristina tracking for days – Photo Adrian
Finn photoshoot – relaxing with the clouds – Photo OliM
Kurt B-Rel 5 looking good – Photo Sara

Another three loads were done on Wednesday. Grace Dunbar arrived for a Tandem.

Michael Foenander powered through AFF Stages 5, 6 & 7 and Jacob Leggett did a Refresher. Kurt was still having fun. So were other fun jumpers.

Grace tandem exit
Grace loving freefall
Grace loving the canopy ride
Michael AFF Stage 5 – first time flying by himself – Photos by Adrian
Michael AFF Stage 6
Michael AFF Stage 7 – Photos by JohnH
Jacob Refresher jump
Kurt all smiles

On Thursday Michael Foenander did Stages 8 & 9 – completing his AFF Course. Congratulations! Chico did B-Rel 3. The regulars plus some also got stuck into it.

Michael AFF Stage 8 finally got a smile – Photos by Sara
Michael AFF Stage 9 – concentrating – Photo OliM
Chico B-Rel 3 – Photo JohnH

By Friday we had run out of AFF students but Rhiannon and Kurt carried on with their B-Rels. More fun jumpers arrived.

Rhiannon B-Rel 4
Rhiannon B-Rel 5 with Shelby – Photos by Adrian
Kurt B-Rel 5 – Photo JohnH

Bad weather also arrived on Saturday. However some loads got in the air. Our new students, Mathew Docherty, Joshua Hart, and our pilot Dominic Gretener all managed to get Stage 1 done.

The Bellas all-girl 4 way team managed a couple of practice jumps and Mossy’s new 8 way crew managed to get one training jump away. The rest of the fun jumpers here dodged the clouds.

Josh TAFF Stage 1
Dom ready to start Stage 1 with Johnny
Dom AFF 1 very happy to be in the door – Photos by Sara

The low cloud base on Sunday morning kept everybody grounded. Eventually it lifted and fun jumpers, teams, students and our new Tandems Tarley Maddern, Luce De Yrigoyen, & Evert McQueen got to skydive.

Student Hiro Xu did AFF Stage 5 and Jordan McEvoy did AFF Stage 9 – congratulations Jordan!

Tarley on exit
Tarley in freefall – Photos by MarkS
Hiro AFF Stage 5 letting go for the first time – Photo JohnH


 Jaya Crothers – Wooooo!

 Alastair Bell – Will be back amazing!


See ya,

Macca and Team Ramblers.

(to be confirmed…)

This is the place for your AFF Skydive Course! It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life and in no small part due to the great people at the Toogoolawah dropzone. I highly recommend this place for those considering learning how to throw themselves out of a perfectly good airplane. You won't regret your decision.

Sean B.

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