Ramblers Drop Zone Action ⭐️ e-News #462 (26 April – 2 May 2021)

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Congratulations for their latest achievements go to:

 Daniel Fisher –  Completed AFF.
 Jackson Wall –  Completed AFF.
 Jensen Brouwer – B Certificate.
 Daniel Rojas Cruz  – B Certificate.
 Laura Johansson Salagean  – C Certificate.
 Parth Bhatt – Display General.
 Alvoro Abreu  – Display General.
 Kristina Truesdale  – Star Crest.
 Dawn Adams – Star Crest.
 Glenn Kennedy – Star Crest.
 Jaden Woods  – 1st Wingsuit jump.

Monday 26th April, holiday! About 45 skydivers were here and took to the skies for eight loads. The week was off to a good start. New students Alex Weickert  & Jay Goodwin did their Stage 1 of the AFF Course.  Alan Kitchener  &  Max Ambrose did Stages 5 & 6. Daniel Fisher did Stages 7, 8 & 9 and Jackson Wall did Stage 9 – both completing their formal AFF Courses. “A” Certificate next!

Our only Tandem today was Max Waddell.

Max tandem freefall – Photo OliM
Jay TAF Stage 1 – checking her alti – Photo Adrian
Allan AFF Stage 5 practicing turns
Allan AFF Stage 6 flying well
Max AFF Stage 4 – Photos by OliM
Max AFF Stage 5 doing great
Max AFF Stage 6 – Arch – Photos by Sara
Dan AFF Stage 7
Dan AFF Stage 9 – Photo BenN
Jackson AFF Stage 9 – Photo JohnH

It was back to normal on Tuesday, except for Alex & Jay who continued on with their AFF training. Alex did Stages 2 & 3 and Jay did Stages 2, 3 & 4. And another few jumpers who filled the three loads!

Alex Stage 3 doing great with Fisch and Bear – Photos by Sara
Jay AFF Stage 3
Jay AFF Stage 4 doing some turns – Photos by Adrian

Wednesday was four load day. Our Tandems were Bronwyn Reaich and Lachlan Brown.

Jay Goodwin did AFF 5 & 6. The last load of the day was a load of 10 fun jumpers.

Lachy tandem – loving it – Photo Sara
Jay AFF Stage 5 – about to let her go – Photo OliM
Jay AFF Stage 6 doing great – Photo Sara
Sara – Victor HD exit – Photo Victor

Thursday  was fairly quiet day, 10 fun jumpers did a couple of loads.

Kurt side sliding

Friday was a bit sad weather-wise, especially for the swoopers who were here for a seminar. They got four loads done in the weather breaks. Our new students Zaid Wall and Calypso McDonnell started their 1st Jump Course and did Stage 1 TAF. Tim Mingay was back for a Refresher. There were a few skydivers here but the clouds were low.

And Zack Rosser ran a Canopy Coaching Course across 3 days doing about 5 Hop ‘n’ Pops per day, all of which filmed & debriefed. The course was aimed towards all licenses for those that are wanting to learn more about the basic fundamentals of canopy controls, becoming a more confident canopy pilot or wanting to work towards downsizing to their next canopy. This event was proudly supported by the APF Fi Fund, SQPC & Skydive Ramblers.

Zaid AFF Stage 1 – Photos by Adrian

Saturday was weathered out. There were lots of skydivers here but only one low load done.

Drop Zone Rainbow – Photo by Skydive Ramblers
Drop Zone Rainbow – Photo by Skydive Ramblers

Sunday‘s weather was a bit better, we did eight loads to height and the swoopers were on most of them. Our  Tandem today was 14 year old Paige Stuthridge. Our new students from yesterday, Zaid Wall and Calypso McDonnell got their first AFF Course jump done.

Tim refresher – Photo Sara

Zack’s Canopy Course

“At the airport reflecting on my time here in Brisbane and I’m beyond happy with how it’s gone.
The canopy course faced some frustrating weather forcing us to spend time on the ground blind packing, monthly maintenance, goal setting, the list goes on. We did get a break and smashed through some jumps on the Sunday getting a chance to put the visualisation of our jumps into practise. Seeing so many people overcome their fears, crush their weaknesses and achieve their goals is the reason I love doing this!
I did manage to sneak in a few cheeky lobs which was the cherry on top too the trip!
Thanks to Skydive Ramblers for having me, you guys really do have a little piece of paradise there and I’m excited to return! Thank you to Queensland Parachuting Association – NQPC and SQPC for their continued support in sports development.”

Zack Rosser.

Zack’s Canopy Course
Zack’s Canopy Course

It was a great week and today was the middle of a long weekend so the party and bonfire were great!

See ya,

Macca and Team Ramblers.


 Paige Stuthridge: “It was amazing! Great view, amazing flight. Adrian was a great instructor! Thankyou!”

(to be confirmed…)

As a SCUBA Instructor, I'm watchful for safety and professionalism in other extreme sports and the staff, buildings, equipment, plane and even other customers at Ramblers all gave me a feeling of safety and comfort in addition to being genuinely welcoming as newcomer to their sport. If you haven't been and have been wanting to skydive - this is a GREAT place to start your newest addiction. : )

Mary Alice Miller

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