Ramblers Drop Zone Action ⭐️ e-News #458 (29 March – 4 April 2021)

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

 Tony Van Der Linde – Completed AFF
 Laura Jones – Completed AFF
 Ben Gordon – Completed AFF
 Kyle Mackie – Completed AFF

 M CooperB Licence
 Georgi Casey – B Licence
 Travis McNaughton – Complete B-Rel

 Shane Turner – New Speed World Record – 513 Km/Hr

 Laura Johansson – 100 Jumps
 Fred – 200th
 Shane Turner – 500 club
 Mark Sillifant – 5900 Jumps and new canopy

 Tyla Leisemann – First Camera Jump
 Zai Pieper – First nationals
 Jacob Gobourn – First tandem jump
 Ben Nordkamp – First time meet Director
 Macca – First 100YO Tandem at Toogs!
 Kev Young – First wet jumps
 Sarah Breeze – First tandem with Ollie
 Luke Evo – First Chop / First off Landing
 Kristina Truesdale – First Skydiving Competition
 Parth – First Nationals
 Shelbinator – First night Jump
 Parth – First Night Jump
 Daniel Dane – First Night Jump
 Tyla Leisemann – First Night Jump
 Yesid Lopez – First Night Jump

It’s Monday 29th March. It’s Learning Curve Camp week. It was off to a good start. Several Coaches and twelve LC Campers were at the briefing and jump numbers ranged from 9 to 450. Plus our Tandems for the day were Kathryn Roberts, Dennis Tran, Victoria Connolly, Emma Wood, Liam Jarman and Harneet Dhillon.

Plus our newest student Andre Floquet did Stage 1 of his AFF Course. Plus Yash Dosanth did AFF Stage 4, and Tony Van Der Linde and Laura Jones did Stages 8 & 9 – completing their AFF Courses, congratulations! Plus Harvey was here for the LCC filming everybody’s landings for the nightly review.

Andre TAFF Stage 1 – Photo Sara
Yash AFF Stage 4 – Photo Adrian
Laura AFF Stage 8 – Photo JohnH
Morgan B-Rel 5 – Photo Adrian
Hiro 6.1
Hiro 6.2 – block turns
Hiro B-Rel 6.3 – triple block- Photos by JohnH
Mitch exiting for a sunset angle

Tuesday was looking good. Weather good. And then the Covid news broke: Brisbane in lockdown until at least Thursday. Half the LC Campers and Coaches departed. We continued on but a deflated mood did hit the DZ a little. Andre Floquet did AFF Stages 2 & 3. Morgan had a good B-Rel dive. Harvey kept filming the landings. The seminars continued in the evening.

Andre AFF Stage 3 turns in the sunset
Morgan B-Rel 6.1 with Sam and Mitch

Wednesday was a beaut day. The LCC soldiered on. Our newest new student Daniel Fisher arrived for his AFF 1st Jump Course and got Stage 1 in. Andre Floquet also soldiered on and got Stages 4, 5 & 6 done. The nightly landing video debriefing was popular and rewarding.

Daniel TAFF Stage 1 with a big smile – Photos by Adrian
Andre AFF Stage 4
Andre AFF Stage 4 – Photos by Sara
Andre AFF Stage 6 – docking in sunset
Jordy and Morgan B-Rel 6 building a 4 way – Photos by OliM
Minkley Sunset angle – Photo Adrian

We had some more Tandems on Thursday. Zavier and Glenn Tiaontook the plunge. Daniel Fisher continued with Stages 2 & 3 of his AFF Course. Andre Floquet did Stages 7 & 8. The Brisbane lockdown was lifted in the afternoon. Some more experienced skydivers arrived but the weather forecasting was not looking good.

Glenn tandem with Adrian – Photo Sara
Daniel AFF Stage 3 with Robin – Photo Adrian
Andre AFF Stage 7 – loving it
Andre AFF Stage 8 – Photos by Sara

Friday 2nd. Good Friday. Darryl Sehl and Thomas Fuller arrived for their Tandems. Craig Core did Stage 5 of his AFF Course. It was the final day of the Learning Curve Camp. We got a few loads in but that was it. The landings were shown early evening. Thanks again to Harvey Hutchinson for his time and effort, the landing seminars are invaluable. Thanks to all our other Coaches and Instructors. It was a good LCC considering. And that was it for the week and Easter. Saturday and Sunday were rained out.

Thomas tandem – Photo Adrian
Craig AFF Stage 5 – Photo Sara

See ya,

Macca and Team Ramblers.


(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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