Ramblers Drop Zone Action ⭐️ e-News #511 (18 April – 15 May 2022)

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Glenn M – Completed AFF
Jake H – Completed AFF
Luke I – Completed AFF
Wyle H – Completed AFF

Fisch – First FJC
Isaac L – First night jump

Monday 18th April – Well for the last month or so if the DZ hasn’t been accessible much at all it has become an impromptu “Swoop Pond”. Our Tandem today was Ines McK whose parents applied for special permission from the Australian Parachute Association for her to do a Tandem at the age of 12 instead of the regulation starting age of 14.

New students Jeffry B, Jade C, Cameron W and Nanci Daniella G did Stage 1 of their AFF CoursesThomas G did Stages 2 & 3, Maelaig (Mae) C & Luke K did Stage 4, Jake H, Olivia M & Jarra C did Stages 4 & 5, Jeremy H, Hayden C, Emma G, Tiana (Tia) H & Josh B did Stages 4, 5 & 6; and Glenn M did Stage 9 – completing his AFF Course. Congratulations!

12 year old Ines LOVING her Tandem with Sara
Jade doing great on TAFF Stage 1
Tom ready for AFF Stage 2 – Photos by Sara
Josh AFF Stage 4
Jeremy AFF Stage 4
Jeremy AFF Stage 6 – Photos by Weaver
Glenn AFF Stage 9 – Yeeha – Photo Sara
Aaron B-Rel 2
Aaron B-Rel 4 – Photos by Minkley
Olivia on AFF Stage 4 – Photo by Sara

Tuesday 19th – Student Jeffry B did Stage 2, Nanci Daniella G & Cameron W did Stages 2 & 3,  Mae C did Stage 5, Thomas G did Stages 4, 5 & 6, Luke K did Stage 6, Olivia M did Stages 6 & 7, of their AFF Courses, and Jake H did Stages 7, 8 & 9 – completing his AFF Course. Congratulations!

Jeffrey ready for AFF Stage 2 – Photo Sara

Fisch with Jeffrey AFF Stage 2 – Photos by Kristina
Adrian smiling at Olivia on AFF Stage 2 exit – Photo Bibi
Cameron AFF Stage 2 – Photos by Kristina
Danni TAF Stage 2
Danni TAF Stage 3 – Photos by Sara
Tom AFF Stage 4 – Photo Kristina
Jake AFF Stage 6
Luke B-Rel 2 – Photos by Minkley
Miss Lee B-Rel 4 – Photo Bibi
Jeff & Karl random Belly
Karl blowing kisses – Photos by Kristina

Wednesday 20th – Nanci Daniella G did Stage 3 & 4, Cameron W did Stage 4, Jeffry B did Stages 3, 4 & 5, and Mae C did Stages 6 & 7 of their AFF Courses.

Danni ready for her first solo jump yeeha
Yay tears of joy for Danni after landing solo on AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Sara
Tamblyn B-Rel Stage 1
Luke B-Rel 4
Jamie B-Rel 4 – Photos by Minkley
Brandon B-Rel 5
Lee B-Rel 5

On Thursday Jeffry B did Stages 6 & 7 of his AFF Course.
And on Friday – it was too windy for AFF but ok for B-Rels. Visiting fun jumpers jumped when they could.

Hamed B-Rel 1
Minnie Mouse Hamed B-Rel 1
Miss Lee B-Rel 6 exit
Miss Lee B-Rel 6
Miss Lee B-Rel 6 – Photos by Suzy

Saturday 23rd – likewise, weather!

And then there was limited jumping from 23rd April to the 2nd May. No Tandems and no AFF.

Chloe B-Rel 2 – Photos by Bibi
Rambler’s creek in good flow
It’s raining again
Great weather for ducks – Photos by Skydive Ramblers

Monday 2nd May – an at last some good weather. We had a lot of Tandems: Bobby-Jo F, Rhiannon K, Lochlan L, Jarrod M, Philip P, Chelsea P, Thanakorn P, Jodie, Paul and Stephanie R, and Teck W!

New students Don B, Jodie B, Carl B and Luke I did Stage 1 of their AFF Courses, and Uriel N did Stages 1 & 2. There were a few fun jumpers here too filling the loads.

Paul tandem with Adrian – Photo Shelby
Philip and crew
Philip loving his tandem – Photos by Sara
Teck tandem freefall – Photo Adrian
Uriel TAF Stage 1
Jodie TAF Stage 1 – Photos by Sara
Luke TAF with Adrian – Photo Shelby
Peter Refresher jump after 3 years – Photo Weaver

Tuesday 3rd May. Our only Tandem today was Donald B.

Our students got stuck into it. Wyle H did Stages 1, 2 & 3 of his AFF Course, Carl B did Stages 2 & 3, Jodie B & Luke I did Stages 2, 3 & 4, and Uriel N did Stages 3, 4 & 5. What a day!

Don tandem canopy – Photo Adrian
Bobby tandem – Photo Jayden
Wyle TAF Stage 1
Wyle ready to go for AFF Stage 2
Carl ready to go on AFF Stage 2 – Photos by Sara
Luke AFF Stage 3 with Robin – Photo Fisch
Jodie AFF Stage 4 – doing some turns – Photo Adrian
Luke AFF Stage 4 with Wayne at sunset – Photo Fisch
Uri AFF Stage 4 with Wayne – Photo Adrian
Uri AFF Stage 5 – Photo Fisch
Marcus Refresher
Sam B-Rel 6.1– Photos by Jayden

Wednesday.  Jade C carried on and did Stages 2 & 3 of her Course. So did Don B who did Stages 2, 3 & 4.  Wyle H and Carl B did Stages 4, 5 & 6, Jodie B did Stage 5, Luke I did Stages 5 & 6.  It was all happening with our new skydivers, and the fun jumpers were also happily filling the loads!

Jade ready for AFF Stage 2 – Photo Sara
Jade AFF Stage 3
Don AFF Stage 4
Carl AFF Stage 4 – Photos by Jayden
Luke AFF Stage 5 – first time flying by himself – Photo Adrian
Luke AFF Stage 6 – Photo Robin
Wyle AFF Stage 5 – first time flying by himself
Wyle AFF Stage 6 – checking his alti – Photos by Adrian
Tamblyn B-Rel 2
Brandon B-Rel 6
Brandon B-Rel 6.1 – Photos by Bibi
Nevan – no undie hundie – 100th jump – Photo Sara

On Thursday we got three loads done. Jodie did Stage 3. Luke I and Wyle H were on all three and did Stages 7, 8 & 9 – completing the AFF Course. Well done, more Congratulations!

Jodie doing great AFF Stage 5 – Photo Sara
Luke tracking like a boss on AFF Stage 7
Luke AFF Stage 8 – Photos by Robin
Luke AFF Stage 9
Wyle tracking for days
Wyle AFF Stage 9 – Photos by Adrian

And then it rained, and rained and flooded – again! From Friday 6th May to Sunday 15th May there was no jumping due to weather and the flooding.

Flooded DZ – Photos by Skydive Ramblers

Quick Link: Watch a video of a Drop Zone Kangaroo swimming across the Ramblers Rapids – by Bibi Argenti

Footnote! It’s Tuesday 17th May as this is being written and we were back in the air yesterday and today – yahoo !!

See ya,

Macca and Team Ramblers.

Reviews & Visitor Book Comments

 Ines McK: “Thanks so much!  It was sooooo much fun!  Loved the canopy ride!  Definitely doing it again!!!! ♡♡”

 Daniella G: “Thank you so much.  Love it and will come back 😊”

 Jodie, Paul + Stephanie R: “Wicked!  Loved It – totally epic!   Thank you to the whole team for a fab experience.”

 Jody: “Thanks Dave, Had a great day!! Tandem Masters were awesome, had loads of fun, and loved the video and stills I got. Thanks again for a great time! Warm Regards, Jody.”

 Chelsea, Jarrod, Philip, Katie: “We all absolutely loved it.  Such a rush ♡♡♡!♡”

 Bobbie: “Awesome guy!!”


DZ Flashback – Blast From The Past

Visit our Ramblers history webpage for more info…

(to be confirmed…)

Ramblers is a great club and a great drop zone. It was 39 years ago and it is now. I have just gone through the photos of my tandem jump with Darren and relived the whole exhilarating experience again - even my husband was impressed. Congratulations to Dave McEvoy for such a fantastic venue.

Robin Armstrong

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