Ramblers Drop Zone Action ⭐️ e-News #484 (4-10 October 2021)

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

 Rik Davies – Completed AFF
 Nelson McCosh – Completed AFF
 Saeran Tanton – Completed AFF
 Terry Smith – A License
 Daniel Roja –  200th
 Jayden – E License / 500th Jump
 Nellie Moody – 700th Jump
 B. Saunders – 1000th Jump
 D. Munford – 1000th Jump

Monday 4th – Student Chevron Tipu-Mareikura did Stage 6 of his AFF Course and Christian Sutton did Stage 7.

Chevron AFF Stage 6 – Photo JohnH
Christian AFF Stage 7 – flipping for days – Photo Adrian

Tuesday was quiet.  Wednesday – New student Rik Davies did Stage 1 of his AFF Course.

Thursday 7th – Rik Davies did Stages 2, 3 & 4 of his AFF Course, and Nelson McCosh did Stages 5 & 6.

Rik AFF Stage 2 – Photo JohnH
Rik AFF Stage 3 – Photo Adrian
Nelson AFF Stage 5
Nelson AFF Stage 6 – Photos by JohnH

Friday – Our Tandems today were Martin Scrivener and John Stephan (Gary Myor’s nephew). Rik Davies did Stages 5, 6 & 7 of his AFF Course, and Nelson McCosh did Stages 7, 8 & 9 completing his AFF Course. Congratulations!

Rik AFF Stage 5 – first time flying by himself
Rik exiting for Stage 6 – Photos by Adrian
Nelson AFF Stage 8 – Photo by JohnH
Martin Scrivener and John Stephan (Gary Myor’s nephew) with their certificates – Photo by Skydive Ramblers

Saturday  – Our Tandems today were Erin Bromley, Angela Harris, Nigel Pedersen, Steaven Morris, Courtney Honchin, and Grace Blissett.

New student Paul Gurney did Stage 1, Adam Gill did Stages 2, 3 & 4, Chevron Tipu-Mareikura did Stage 7,  Rik Davies did Stages 8 & 9, and Saeran Tanton did Stage 9 – completing their AFF Courses. Congratulations!

Erin in freefall and under canopy – Photos by OliM
Angela loving freefall – Photo Sara
Steaven and Ty ready to jump – Photo Ty
Courtney having a blast – Photo Sara
Grace tandem exit – Photo OliM
Adam AFF Stage 3
Adam AFF Stage 4 – Photos by JohnH
Chevron AFF Stage 6 – doing some turns
Chevron AFF Stage 7 – flips for days – Photos by Adrian
Rik AFF Stage 8 – loving it – Photo Sara
Rik AFF Stage 9 – Photo JohnH
Jason B-Rel Stage 3
Jason B-Rel Stage 4 – Photos by Adrian

Sunday  – Our Tandem today was Tim McMahon.  And Adam Gill did Stages 5, 6 & 7 of his AFF Course.

Tim from Toogs – Photo JohnH
Adam AFF Stage 5 – flying by himself for the first time
Adam AFF Stage 6 – coming into dock
Adam AFF Stage 7 – diving into the sunset – Photos by Robin
James recurrency
Felipe – B-Rel Stage 5 – Photos by JohnH

9 & 10 October: Bigways Camp

“Ramblers treated us to beautiful jumping weather for Saturday and Sunday, with only a brief wind hold. A keen group of FS jumpers took advantage on Saturday with four excellent jumps. Sunday was a quieter day, but a reduced group started the day well with a smoking four way.

There were great efforts all round from both experienced as well as emerging FS participants, and much learned. Fred, for example, demonstrated the inadvisability of completing the exit in an upright standing position, quickly followed by a demonstration of head down. And made the formation in time and calm as you can. Great effort Fred. Also a special mention to Steve Brett who stayed on all weekend and set a high standard.

We were well supported by Dave Brown on camera, as we so often are, and by the friendly and helpful Ramblers manifest and instructors staff. Thank you to Ramblers, to Toogoolawah Skydivers Club for supporting us with camera jumps (you make it all possible), and South Queensland Parachute Council for dependable and constant backup.”


Big Ways – Photos by Dave Brown

See ya,

Macca and Team Ramblers.

Reviews & Visitor Book Comments

 Marty Scrivener: “Amazing – Adrian is a Legend!  Cheers guys.”

 John Stephan: “Awesome experience Oli was great to jump with.  Cheers.”

 Erin Bromley: “Really amazing jump! Ollie (sic) was so personable and fun, and I can’t wait to jump again!”


DZ Flashback – Blast From The Past

Visit our Ramblers history webpage for more info…

1997: 4-Way team Bad Habits in training for the Aus Nationals at Toogs

(to be confirmed…)

These guys are a well oiled machine, what an amazing experience and such awesome people and facilities! A MUST for all!

Danielle Richter

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