Ramblers Drop Zone Action ⭐️ e-News #491 (22-28 November 2021)

Monday, November 29, 2021

 Corey Rickit – Completed AFF
 Jamie Hawkins – Completed AFF

 Ellen Bingham – 200th Jump
 Kestral  – 1000th Jump



Monday 22nd November – Students Jamie Hawkins and Corey Rickit were back for more fun.  Jamie did AFF Stages 4 & 5, and Corey did Stage 5. There were fun jumpers and a couple of skydivers did their B-Rel coach jumps.

Jamie AFF Stage 4 – doing some turns
Jamie AFF Stage 5 – flying by himself for the first time – Photos by Adrian
Corey AFF Stage 4 – doing great
Corey AFF Stage 5 – flying like a boss – Photos by Sara

Tuesday  – Jamie and Corey both did AFF Stage 6 and other 4 fun jumpers filled the load. You guessed it – the weather!

Jamie AFF Stage 6 – freestyle exits – Photos by Adrian

On Wednesday Bethany Smith arrived and did AFF Stages 2 & 3. Jamie & Corey both did Stages 7 & 8. There were another 9 fun jumpers who went on the only 2 loads of the day – in between showers!

Bethany ready for AFF Stage 3 with John – Photo Sara
Jamie AFF Stage 6 – Photo JohnH
Jamie AFF Stage 7 – ready to go – Photo Sara
Corey AFF Stage 8 – Photo JohnH

Thursday was much the same weather-wise, passing light showers and clouds, with occasional wind blasts. It didn’t stop Bethany Smith doing Stage 4, and Jamie & Corey did Stage 9 – completing their AFF Courses. Yahoo and well done!

Bethany AFF Stage 4 – doing great
Corey about to exit stage 9 – Photos by Adrian

Friday – was quiet. There was no jumping due to weather.


Saturday was much better weather-wise, but still a bit lousy! Our Tandem skydivers were Daniel Hurst, Thomas Lochert, Xanthie Milton, Daniel and Shakyla Read, and Rebecca Sheppherd.

There were a lot of fun jumpers here, about seventy. Flossy was running an Angles action day which was pretty popular. The second Caravan was called into action when needed. Laura did a B-Rel coach jump. The last sortie took off after sunset, the bonfire fired up, the raffle draw was on and TSC Christmas dinner was a winner.

Tom tandem freefall – Photo OliM
Rebecca all smiles – Photo Sara
Laura B-Rel 6.3 – Photo JohnH

Sunday rain showers and low clouds. About 20 people didn’t want to go home. The Cessna 182 did a few loads to cloud base and then the week was over.
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See ya,

Macca and Team Ramblers.


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Hey guys,
Thanks for running the Learning Curve Camp last week! It was run to your usual high standard and was a very beneficial experience, especially given my lack of currency after the main COVID closures. I thoroughly enjoy attending these weeks and really appreciate the time dedicated by the whole team at Ramblers, including the instructors, manifest, cafe team, aviation crew/pilots, and support staff. You are all legends and I look forward to coming out again in the near future. 
Cheers, Adam.

Adam Parker

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