Ramblers Drop Zone Action ⭐️ e-News #478 (23-29 August 2021)

Monday, August 30, 2021

 Max – Finished B-Rels
 Trav – 100th Jump
 Ivan – 800th Jump

Monday 23rd – was the beginning of a windy week with a few days “blown away”.  Our Tandem today was Carol Browne.  New student Vihang Rangrej did Stage 1 of his AFF CourseFelipe Corte and Dylan Perkins did coach jumps.

Carol enjoying her tandem – Photo Sara
Vihang TAFF Stage 1 – Photo Adrian
Dylan refresher jump – Photo Sara
Felipe B-Rel 2 & 3

Tuesday was “blown away” but on Wednesday student Vihang Rangrej did Stages 2 & 3 of his AFF Course and Mitch Gowland did Stage 4. Thursday and Friday – were also wind torn.

Mitch AFF Stage 4 – 360o camera – Photos by OliM

Saturday – Our Tandems today were Debbie Simpson, Beavan O’Connor, Marcela (Teej) Badim Rocha Lima, Kelly Lysons-Smith, Ben Hockley, Luke Esson and Nathan Batchelor.

Student Derek Shuai Cang did Stage 5 of his AFF CourseJake Christie, Hannah Jefferies, Travis McMartin, Aaron Hogan and Rick Mitchell did coach jumps.

Debbie loving her skydive – Photo Sara
Beavan enjoying the view – Photo MarkS
Kelly loving her jump
Ben loving freefall – Photos by Sara
Teej enjoying freefall – Photo Fisch
Derek throwing shaka AFF Stage 5 – Photo Robin
Hannah B-Rel 2 & 3
Jake B-Rel 3 – Photos by MarkS

Sunday – Our Tandems today were Michael Bates, Amber Brown, Andrew Ferguson, Richard Fox, Colin Pearson and James Pearson. Student Glen Kilpatrick did a coach jump.

Amber tandem freefall
Andrew and his two friends after their jump for Andrew’s Birthday party
Andrew canopy
Colin tandem freefall – Photos by Adrian
James tandem freefall – Photo OliM

See ya,

Macca and Team Ramblers.

Reviews & Visitor Book Comments

Carol Browne: “An absolute Blast. Totally exhilarating. Sara, my diving buddy was totally professional and competent. She rehearsed my moves. Gave me an opportunity to bail (which was never going to happen but would have been appreciated by a possible nervous type), was a very good tourist guide on the climb out so fabulous experience all round.
Thanks to everyone there. Cheers, Carol.”

Tharanga Kasthuriarachchi: “Had a tandem jump with Mark!  Absolutely amazing experience!  Would definitely do it again.”

Ben Hockley: “Everyone doing this is crazy. I may be back.”

Kelly Lysons-Smith/ Nathan Batchelor: “Absolutely awesome jump!”


DZ Flashback – Blast From The Past

Visit our Ramblers history webpage for more info…

1974 – John McEvoy with trophy – Winner of (Hotel) Perle Professional $1000 – Accuracy Competition

(to be confirmed…)

I'm a new jumper and it was heaven on earth for me! 
You always get to $14000 feet and you are surrounded by fun jumpers with crazy skill keen to teach. 
If you haven't been go!! To say I love it is an understatement. I'll be back very soon!!

Ande Rogers

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