Ramblers Drop Zone Action ⭐️ e-News #510 (11-17 April 2022)

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

 Emma G – Completed AFF
 Tiana H – Completed AFF
 Brandon – Completed AFF
 Jarra C – Completed AFF
 Aaron G – Completed AFF
 Alexander E – Completed AFF
 Daniel T – Completed AFF

 BrandonA Certificate
 Chris T – Finished B-Rels

 Saeran – 100th Jump
 Sam S – 200th Jump
 Fred – 300th Jump
 Aaron F – 500th Jump

 Lachlan – First Wingsuit Flight
 John H – First Night Jump
 Aaron G – First Night Jump

Monday 11th April – April Learning Curve Camp Plus is here and so was new students Daniel T who did Stage 1 of his AFF Course. Lots of other students were also here. Alexander E and Luke K did Stage 4,  Jarra C did Stages 4 & 5, Emma G and Tiana (Tia) H did Stages 4, 5 & 6.  Chase A and Christer G each did a B-Rel coach jump, and Adrian C did two. There were 42 jumpers for the start of the LCC and 8 loads were done. There were also lots of wingsuit skydivers here to jump and learn from coach and Australian Team Member Luke Rogers. Harvey Hutchinson filmed all the landings. The week was off to a great start.

Emma AFF Stage 5 – Photo Sara
Tia (Tiana) AFF stage 6 – Photo Jayden
Adrian C B-Rel 1
Adrian C B-Rel 2
Dan B-Rel 6.2 – Photos by Bibi

Tuesday was even busier. Daniel T did Stages 2 & 3 of his AFF Course, Jarra C did Stages 4 & 5, Emma G and Tiana H did Stages 7, 8 & 9 – completing her AFF Course. Congratulations TianaAdrian C did a coach jump, and Brandon G did two. There were 47 jumpers here and 11 loads were done.  Luke Rogers, guest coach for these two days was kept really busy. Thanks Luke.

Dan ready for AFF Stage 2 – Photo Sara
Tia ready for exit AFF Stage 8 – Photo Jayden

Wednesday. Good weather continued. There were two Tandems today. Lachlan G and Cooper O got their knees in the breeze.

And another new student Glenn M did Stage 1 of his AFF Course. Daniel T continued on with Stages 4 & 5. Jarra C did Stage 8.  Chase A, Brandon G, and Michael McC each did a B-Rel coach jump.

Quest Freefly Coach Matt Boags arrived courtesy of iFly Gold Coast. The weather stayed cooperative. The 38 jumpers here got 7 loads in the air. Harvey’s evening landing review continued and Matt Boags delivered a great review of the day’s skydiving.

Cooper loving his Tandem
Glenn TAFF Stage 1 – Photos by Sara

On Thursday Glenn M did Stage 2 of his AFF Course, Daniel T did Stage 6, and Jarra C did Stage 9 – completing his AFF Course. Congratulations! Chase A and Adrian C each did a coach jump. Instructor Sara conducted a Canopy Piloting Course. The 41 skydivers here got the plane in the air for 10 loads. Matt Boags was on just about all of them! The nightly seminars continued.

Good FridayEaster is here. Last day of the LCC was also the biggest. There were 79 jumpers here and 16 loads were done! There were four Tandems today. John C, Christopher and Tori F and Riley McC took to the skies.

Students Glenn M did Stages 2, 3 & 4, Alexander E and Luke K did Stage 5, Daniel T did Stage 7. It was full moon time and Instructor Jayden organised two night jump sorties. They were a hit! Chelsea did a Night Tandem with Adrian. It was a busy Friday night. It was a busy week!

Luke AFF Stage 5
Dan AFF Stage 5 – dive exit – Photos by Jayden
Adam canopy course – Photo Sara
David canopy course – Photo Michael
Isaac canopy course
Isaac canopy course
Saeren canopy course
Pat canopy course
Jamie canopy course
Jamie canopy course – Photos by Sara
Jason canopy course
Pat canopy course – Photos by Michael
Into the Night Skydivers – 15th April 2022 – Photo courtesy of Sara

Easter Saturday was busy. 🐰🥚🐣🍫 The good weather continued. There were 91 skydivers here and 15 sorties flown. All sorts of skydiving activities were happening!

Our Tandems today were Rohan G, Grace L, Dianne M, Jeanette N, Georgia T, and Lauren V.

Along with all the qualified fun jumping skydivers our new students Josh B, Hayden C, Jeremy H, and Jake H all did Stage 1 of the AFF Course. Our other students also got stuck into it. Glenn M did Stages 2, 3 & 4, Luke K did Stages 6, 7 & 8, Alexander E did Stages 6, 7, 8 & 9, Daniel T did Stages 8 & 9 – completing their AFF Courses. More Congratulations!!

And Emily Hatfield ran TSC Star Crest jumps for those with B-Certificate and above. What a day.

Saturday’s First Jump Course: Hayden, Josh, Jeremy & Jake jumped on Saturday and Mae & Olivia jumped Sunday. Jean will jump next weekend. Photo by Bill Cochrane.
Rohan Tandem freefall – Photo Adrian
Grace having fun
Josh TAFF Stage 1 – Photos by Sara
Jeremy TAFF Stage 1 – Photo Jayden
Jake TAFF Stage 1 – Photo Weaver
Luke AFF Stage 6 – looking good – Photo Sara
Luke flipping through AFF Stage 7
Alex all smiles on AFF Stage 8 – Photos by Weaver
Dan AFF stage 8 – Photo Jayden
TSC Star Crests – photos courtesy of SQPC – https://www.facebook.com/Queenslandparachutingassociation

“Thanks to Southeast Queensland Parachute Council and Toogoolawah Skydivers Club Inc for supporting another great Saturday of Starcrests at Ramblers this weekend. Big thanks to all participants who helped 7 starcrestees to make two groups and do 5 jumps!!! Special thanks Mossy and Kristina xx”

Emily Hatfield

Easter Sunday wasn’t quite as busy as yesterday. 🐰🥚🐣🍫There were 59 jumpers here and 12 sortie flown. Amanda McEvoy Webb was back for another taste of Tandem skydiving with TM Sara.

New students Maelaig C and Olivia M did Stages 1, 2 & 3, of the AFF Course. Josh B, Jeremy H, Jake H, and Hayden C did Stages 2, & 3. Glenn M did Stages 5, 6 7 & 8! And Alexander E did Stage 9 – completing his AFF Course! Another Congratulations! And Adrian C and Luke C each did a coach jump.

What a day – again! 🙏 Thanks to all the coaches and instructors Sara (Bear) Apalais,  Beatrice (Bibi) Argenti, Shelby Du Moulin, Paul Osborne, Adrian Seeman, Robin Spedding, Ben Nordkamp, Wayne McLachlan, Adrian Weaver, Jayden Woods, Kristina Hicks, Luke Rogers and Matt Boags.  And special thanks and lots of love to the original master – Harvey Hutchinson.

Amanda and Sara ready to go – Photo by Skydive Ramblers
Amanda loving her tandem – Photo Sara
Mae AFF Stage 2 delta
Mae AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Weaver
Olivia TAFF Stage 1
Olivia ready for AFF Stage 2 with Kristina – Photos by Sara
Olivia AFF Stage 3
Jeremy AFF Stage 2 – Photos by Kristina
Jake rocking AFF Stage 3 – Photo Sara
Alex AFF Stage 9 – exit – Photo Kristina

See ya,

Macca and Team Ramblers.

Reviews & Visitor Book Comments

 John C – Very good.

 Dianne M / Jean N – Fantastic!!  We’ll do it again.

 Matt P – It’s good to be back!  Legends ♡

 Amanda Webb – Thanks so much Sara for the best tandem I’ve ever had. It was ‘ethereal’ and you are awesome.  Loved every second of it.


DZ Flashback – Blast From The Past

Visit our Ramblers history webpage for more info…

(to be confirmed…)

We spent eight days at Skydive Ramblers and had great time. Awesome DZ, awesome friendly staff, great airplane and facilities. Accommodation on premises was great and very reasonably priced. We also enjoyed after jumping socialising at the bar on DZ and great food both at DZ and in nearby Toogoolawah town. Skydive Ramblers are wingsuit friendly and there is plenty of landing space around DZ.
Highlight of our trip was incredible kangaroo action at landing area - we did literally land on kangaroos and it was great fun :-) There are also wild koalas in the area.

Alexander Safonov

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