Ramblers Drop Zone Action ⭐️ e-News #482 (20-26 September 2021)

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

 Owen Botham – Completed AFF
 Harley Schmith – Completed AFF
 Charlie Macklin – Completed AFF
 Marcela Badim Rocha Lima – First AFF – Yea Ramblers!

 Andre Sarteg – 300th
 Dave Hodson – First Foot Dock Angle
 Fred Olive – First Learning Curve
 Sid – 100th  😊
 Alan – 100th
 Alan – 1st Canopy
 Luke Morley – 500 Jumps / 200 Wingsuit Jumps


Monday 20th September The start of another Learning Curve Camp and what a great start it was. Perfect weather, lots of Wingsuiters here for Woody’s tuition and lots of other LCCampers!

And lots of students. Saeren Tanton did Stage 5 of his AFF Course, Brandyn Armstrong did Stages 5, 6 & 7 and Doug Dixon did a refresher. Jason Chamieras did two B-Rel coach jumps and Charles St. Germain did one. And Homer the Caravan did 11 loads.

Brandyn AFF Stage 6 – taking the dock
Brandyn AFF Stage 7 mid back flip – Photos by OliM
Doug refresher
Jason B-Rel 6.2 with James and Allan – Photos by Adrian
Wingsuiters group at QLD State Championships – Photo by Craig Truesdale

We won’t mention Tuesday. (Ok, it was blown out! Lots of packing lessons and little seminars kept the Campers occupied).

However Wednesday and the rest of the week was perfect skydiving weather. Today we had two new Tandems, Benjamin and Charlotte Gormley.

We also had two new students, Charlie Macklin and Daniel Saunders each did AFF Stages 1, 2 & 3. Owen. Botham did Stages 8 & 9 – completing his AFF. Congratulations! Charles St. Germain and Ben Parker each did a B-Rel coach jump and Andre Damesceno Floquet did two. The LCC really picked up and lots of loads were done. And Harvey’s landin videos were back in full swing.

Charlotte tandem – Photo by Adrian
Charlie AFF Stage 3 – thumbs up from Bear – Photo OliM
Owen AFF Stage 8
Andre B-Rel 2
Andre B-Rel 4
Ben B-Rel 4
Charles B-Rel 5 – Photos by JohnH

Thursday was another good LCC day. And our students were also getting stuck into it. Charlie Macklin did Stages 4 & 5 of his AFF Course, Daniel Saunders did Stage 4, 5 & 6, and Christian Sutton did Stages 5 & 6. Samuel White and Ben Parker both did B-Rel coach jumps. Lots of loads were done.

Daniel AFF Stage 4 – doing some turns
Daniel AFF Stage 5 – flying by himself for the first time
Daniel AFF Stage 6 – big smiles
Christian AFF Stage 5 – flying by himself – Photos by Adrian
Landing roll practice with Allan
Travis (canopy course – landing roll practice)
Cambo (canopy course – landing roll practice)
Travis, Dan, Piotr, Cambo, Terry, Jason, Bree, Allan canopy course
Travis, Dan, Piotr, Cambo, Terry, Jason, Bree, Allan canopy course  – Photos by Sara

Friday again great weather and lots of LCC loads. We also had Garth Craven, Danial Dennett and Joseph Green here for a Tandem.

And two more new students Marcela Badim Rocha Lima and Lars Christoffersen did Stage 1 of their AFF CoursesCharlie Macklin kept at it and did Stages 6, 7 & 8. Ben Parker and Charles St.Germain each did two B-Rel coach jumps. It was a fantastic Learning Curve Camp week. Harvey’s landing videos had a captive audience every night; the seminars were terrific and the weather was (almost) perfect.

Garth tandem
Danial tandem
Joseph tandem – Photos by Skydive Ramblers
Charles last B-Rel 6.3
Charles B-Rel 6.3 – Photos by Jayden
Bree canopy course exit
Cambo canopy course exit
JasonC canopy course exit – Photos by Robin

Saturday was flat out. The weather stayed good and the weekend jumpers arrived early. Both Caravans were kept busy. There was a lot of everything going on. Our Tandems today were Layla and Warren Crawford, Camilla, Kirra and Stina Jensen, Stella Marschke, Cameron Weismann, Lachlan Baxter, Jake Brown, Cooper Gosney, and Charlie Moore.

New AFF students Callum Reid, Brody Moffat, Charlie Godfrey, Dean Lovatt, Jackson Denton, and Dan Burns all did Stage 1.  Lars and Marcela did Stages 2 & 3, Nelson McCosh did Stages 2, 3 & 4, Daniel Saunders Stages 7 & 8, and Michael McCarthy Stage 8. Phew! Our Instructors were flat out! Harley Schmith and Charlie Macklin did Stage 9 – completing their AFF Courses, yay, congratulations! It was a record day of plane loads.

Warren in freefall
Camilla tandem exit
Camilla – Photos by Oli
Stina loving freefall
Stella loving her jump – Photos by Sara
Cameron tandem freefall – Photo Tyla

Lachlan loving freefall – Photos by MarkS
Charlie tandem freefall – Photo AndyP
Dean TAFF Stage 1 – Photo Sara
Dan TAFF Stage 1 – Photo MarkS
Marcela AFF Stage 2
Marcela AFF Stage 3
Marcela AFF Stage 4 doing some turns – Photo Adrian
Nelson AFF Stage 2 – Photos by JohnH
Lars and Robin having the best time AFF Stage 2 – Photo Kristina
Lars AFF2 – Photo by Marc
Daniel AFF Stage 7 flips for days
Daniel AFF Stage 8 – Photos by Adrian

Michael McC – AFF Stage 8
Harley AFF Stage 9 – Photo JohnH
Charlie AFF Stage 9 – Photo Mark S

On Sunday the weather was still good more Tandems arrived today. Zhuoran Li, Jack Lockhart, Jiawei Ren, Yuchan Yang, and Hao Zhang all took the plunge.

Our new students from yesterday, Callum Reid, Brody Moffat, Dean Lovatt, Charlie Godfrey, Jackson Denton, and Dan Burns all did Stages 2 & 3 of their AFF Courses. Lars Christoffersen and Marcela Badi Rocha Lima did Stage 4 and Derek Shuai Cang did Stage 8. Lots of fun jumpers were still around and it was a pleasant end to a great week of Skydiving! Thanks all you tandem masters, instructors, coaches and pilots, our Café operators and especially our Manifest girls.

Linda tandem – Photos by OliM
Jack tandem under canopy – Photo Adrian
Callum ready for AFF Stage 2
Callum AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Sara
Brody AFF stage 3 – keeping relaxed – Photo OliM
Dean ready for AFF Stage 2 – Photo Sara
Charlie ready for AFF Stage 2 – Photo JohnH
Charlie AFF Stage 2
Charlie AFF Stage 3
Jackson AFF Stage 2 – Photos by MarkS
Jackson AFF Stage 2 opening – Photo JohnH
Jackson AFF Stage 3 – Photo JohnH
Dan AFF Stage 3 doing some turns – Photo Adrian
Derek tracking for dayz – Photo Robin

See ya,

Macca and Team Ramblers.

Reviews & Visitor Book Comments

 Camilla Jensen – “Epic fun, buzzing for days! Thanks heaps to everyone at Ramblers, and my instructor Oli!

Cameron Weismann – “I would like to thank you for one very awesome experience, loved it and will definitely be back to jump out of your perfectly good aeroplane. I also would like to thank my instructor that I jumped with, he made the experience everything that it was, and when I come back would like to jump with him again.”


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