Ramblers Drop Zone Action ⭐️ e-News #451 (8-14 Feb. 2021)

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

⭐️ Jake Drummond – Completed AFF
⭐️ Lisa Van Heijningen – Completed AFF
⭐️ Charlie Roache – Completed AFF
⭐️ Lachlan Dennis – Completed AFF

⭐️ Mitch Cole – 100th Jumps

Monday 8th February. The week started well. New students Lisa Van Heijningen and Jake Drummond commenced their skydiving 1st Jump Course and  completed AFF Stage 1. Charlie Roache and Lachlan Dennis continued on with Stages 5, 6 & 7.

Jake checking canopy TAF Stage 1 – Photo Sara
Lachlan AFF Stage 5 – first time flying by himself
Lachlan very relaxed on AFF Stage 7 – Photo OliM

Tuesday was a bit“iffy”weather-wise. However Jake Drummond – AFF Stage 2, Justin Ross – Stage 5 and Charlie Roache – Stage 8 were all on the one load of the day.

So on Wednesday we had an early start before the breeze got up. Lisa Van Heijningen was keen and she and Craig Core did AFF Stages 2, 3 & 4.  Others were also keen. Jake Drummond did Stages 3 & 4 and Justin Ross did Stages 6, 7 & 8.  Lachlan Dennis also did Stages 8 & 9 and Charlie Roache did Stage 9 – both finishing their AFF. Well done!

Lisa doing well on AFF Stage 3 – Photo Sara
Craig AFF Stage 3 – Photo Rangry
Craig AFF Stage 4 – Photo JohnH
Lachlan AFF Stage 9 – loving it

Charlie AFF Stage 9 – ready to go – Photos by Rangry

On Thursday we got a few loads in. Lisa Van Heijningen did AFF Stages 5 & 6, and Jake Drummond did Stages 5, 6 & 7. Michelle Conchie was back for a Refresher. Other fun jumpers were also active.

Jake AFF Stage 5 – flying on his own and turning well – Photo OliM
Jake AFF Stage 6 – turning
Jake AFF Stage 7 – backflipping – Photos by Adrian
Michelle Reval – loving it – Photo Rangry
Charlie super focused B-Rel 1 – Photo Adrian
Charlie learning leg turns on B-Rel 2
Hiro keeping it nice and stable – Photos by OliM

Lisa Van Heijningen completed her training on Friday successfully completing Stages 7, 8 & 9. So did Jake Drummond who knocked over AFF 8 & 9. Well done and Congratulations!

Jake AFF Stage 8
Jordy B-Rel 5 with help from Tyla
Minkley head up
Johnny’s 1100th – Photos by Adrian
Robin leading the way on a 9-way angle – Photo Rangry

Saturday was busy! Lots of jumpers, lots of students and lots of action! Plus, for us, lots of Tandems, who were Daryan Apaul,  Ben O’Brien, Joshua McGuire, Hayley Levings, and Brodie Gibson-Green.

New students Jade Grobler, Brandon-Lee Horridge, Aaron Dean and Jason Williams did Stage 1 of  their AFF Courses, welcome to the Sport team! Benjamin Bland was back for AFF 2, Glynn Caballero did AFF 5, and Conor Loughnan and Alan Roach both did Stages 5, 6 & 7. Chance Moida did a Refresher.

There were three groups of Rel Workers here getting ready for the upcoming Nation Championships. Wingsuiters, freefliers and other fun jumpers meant both Caravans got into the action. We ended the day with Brodie and Hayley doing a Night Tandem and Rangry test jumped his night flares – very spectacular mate. There was a crowd of lady skydivers here jumping all day and celebrating Monique’s Birthday all night and boy, did they kick the party along!!
And then it (sort of) rained.

Ty tandem – Photo Sara
Josh tandem exit – Photo Adrian
Jade ready to go TAF Stage 1 – Photo Sara
Brandon TAF Stage 1 – Photo Andy
Aaron TAF Stage 1 exit – Photo Adrian
Aaron TAF 1 freefall – Photo Minkley
Jason TAF Stage 1 – Photo Rangry
Connor flying by himself for the first time – AFF 5 – Photo Sara
Connor AFF Stage 6 – Photo Weaver
Refreshing Chance?
Night tandem
Night flare landing – Photo Rangry


On Sunday morning it was still sort of rainy. Well, rainy enough to shut the day down except for one load, with  Lyn Nguyen back for her second Tandem. Susie, Jason and I added the numbers for the load, which was sensational scooting among the scattered clouds. It was a great week and weekend.

Lyn in freefall
Lyn after opening – Photos by Sara

See ya,

Macca and Team Ramblers.


 Michelle Williamson – Best Christmas Present ever.  Thanks Uncle Ian.
 Mia Williamson – Love it. I want to do it again.  First jump 12 years old.
 Matty Hodges – ‘First Jump’ 48 YO – Awesome!! Best experience ever!!  Great job Sara!  Thank you Ben for an awesome surprise gift jump!!!  Will do again!!!
 Bev Hagston – 2nd Jump  ( First one was over 20 years ago).  Was amazing!! Can’t wait to do it again.  Next time with my 16 yr old daughter, she will love it also!!!
 Elza Sprey & Yolanda Dalton – First Jump – Amazing experience, definitely going to do it again!
 Jaya Grothers – Wooooo!
 Alastair Bell – Will be back amazing!
 Russell Gale – Loved it!  Loved the service!

(to be confirmed…)


One of my all time favorite dropzones in all the world, which is saying something, because I have jumped at hundreds of dropzones. Wonderful people running the place, wonderful people jumping there. Safe operation in every way, and tons of fun!

Brian Germain

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