Ramblers Drop Zone Action ⭐️ e-News #461 (19-25 April 2021)

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

 Chloe Nicol – Completed AFF
 Mark Cole – New rig
 Fred – Star Crest
 Chris – 500th
 Tyla – Packer B
 Parth – Wing Suit Course
 Declan B – New Home DZ J


Adrian filming Oli taking Ty for a tandem – Photo Shelby

Monday 19th April. Another Newsletter and another Tandem to start the week, welcome Mitchell Esterhuizen. Welcome also to our newest  trainee Jason Turner  who did Stage 1 of his AFF Course.  Three light loads took to the skies.

Jason TAF Stage 1

On Tuesday we did another three sorties. Jason Turner powered through Stages 2, 3 & 4. Regular jumpers filled to the loads.

Jason AFF Stage 4 – Photos by Adrian

Wednesday was a quiet day. Jason Turner did his AFF 5. Liesel Dray and Gregory Perry arrived late for their twilight Tandem.

Jason AFF Stage 5 – Photo Sara
Jason AFF Stage 5 doing some turns

Thursday was another quiet 2 load day. Jason Turner was on both and did AFF Stages 6 & 7. Again there were enough regulars to keep the Caravan moving.

Jason AFF Stage 6
Jason doing some turns – Photos by Adrian
Jason AFF Stage 7 tracking – Photo OliM

Friday was much the same, a bit quiet. We did have three new Tandems arrive. Sharni Jackson, Shani Stephens and Benton Adams-Walker tookto the skies. Othe  people started arriving later in the day. Jason Turner did Stage 8 &  9 – completing his course – Congratulations!

Sharni in tandem with OliM freefall
Shani tandem
Jackson AFF Stage 8 – tracking for days – Photos by Adrian
Mikel having an OK time on B-Rel 6 – Photo Robin

Saturday was busy. Lots of fun jumpers arrived. Star Crests were happening, lots of everything going on. Two new students, Allan Kitchener and Maximilian Ambrose started their training and did Stage 1. Damian Wilson and Rufus Oosthrysen did Refreshers. Other students were back for more.  Steve Ling, Brandon Haluptzok, and Rieche (Shay) Vrey all did AFF Stages 2  & 3, Jodie Fair did Stages 2, 3 & 4, Clemente Capdevila did Stages 3, 4 & 5, and Jordi Capdevila did Stages 4 & 5. Whew! Busy times! Second Caravan was needed in the afternoon, we did 16 loads.

The Tandems were Sally Ware, Carol Dallinger, Samuel Capdevila. Plus Kelly Blake and Richard Webster arrived late afternoon for their twilight Tandem. What a day – and night!

Carol tandem freefall – Photo Adrian
Richard Night tandem
Richard Night tandem
Allan TAF Stage 1
Max TAF Stage 1 – Photos by Andy
Steve AFF Stage 3 checking in at sunset – Photo Adrian
Brandon AFF Stage 2 with MarkS and Fisch – Photo Fisch
Brandon AFF Stage 2
Brandon AFF Stage 3 – Photos by MarkS
Jodie AFF Stage 3 – doing some turns – Photo Emily
Clem AFF Stage 3  – doing some turns
Clem AFF Stage 4
Clem AFF Stage 5 – Photos by Adrian
Jordi AFF Stage 4 with MarkS and Fisch
Jordi AFF Stage 5 – Photos by Fisch
Damien AFF Stage 3 – Photo MarkS
Rufus AFF Stage 5 – Photo Weaver
Rieche (Shay) AFF Stage 2 opening – Photo Weaver
Shay AFF Stage 3 – Photo OliM

Our one and only Tandem on Sunday was Ciara Taylor. Allan and Max continued on with AFF Stages 2, 3 & 4. Steve Ling and Brandon Haluptzok did Stages 4, 5 & 6, Jodie Fair did Stage 5 & 6 and Chloe Nichol did Stages 8 & 9 completing her AFF Course. Congratulations! It was a busy Sunday, we did 13 full loads. Lots of fun jumpers, lots of students and lots of good weather.

Allan AFF Stage 4 doing some turns – Photos by Adrian
Steve AFF Stage 4 – Photo MarkS
Steve AFF Stage 5
Steve AFF Stage 6 – Photos by MarcD
Brandon AFF Stage 5
Brandon AFF Stage 6 – looking good – Photo Sara
Jodie AFF Stage 5 – Photo Fisch
Jodie AFF Stage – Photo MarkS
Chloe AFF Stahe 8 – beaming – Photo Fisch
Flocking with Weaver – Photo Adrian


See ya,

Macca and Team Ramblers.

(to be confirmed…)

The facilities and equipment are amazing. Pool, bar, plenty of wildlife and the location is just fantastic. The staff are professional, friendly and very welcoming. The local regular jumpers are extremely helpful too so have a chat, ask questions and get involved. Enjoy.


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