Ramblers Drop Zone Action ⭐️ e-News #545 (30 Jan. – 5 Feb. 2023)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Russell – Completed AFF

Tommy – 100th Jump
Savannah – 100th Jump
Jack – 200th Jump
Toddy – 1200th Jump

Notice to all new skydiving students and early beginners

Ramblers Parachute Drop Zone Centre has officially introduced a Load Energiser policy. Volunteers from the Toogoolawah Skydivers Club are being recruited by Ramblers DZ to act as Load Energisers. LEs as they are called, will be on the lookout to help out new AFF student graduates who arrive at the drop zone and have no one to jump with.

LEs will have their photo on the DZ white board and they will make calls over the PA. So when you arrive at the drop zone let Manifest know you are looking for a LE and also take the initiative and chase up the duty Load Energiser. The LE will either jump with you themselves or organise pairing you up with other skydivers on the drop zone or simply help organise your solo freefall. LEs will if possible organise your jump and video your freefall and landings. Spread the word.

Monday 30th January – and a New Year of Learning Curve Camps were underway. 17 fun jumpers skydivers were here and 4 loads were kicked it off. AFF students Melissa & Rhys were also here and did AFF Stages 4 & 5.  2 B-Rel Coach jumps were done by Ben & Sherry.

Rhys AFF Stage 5 – flying for the first time by himself – photo Adrian

Tuesday – Our Tandems today were Jordan & Ben.  16 fun jumpers were here on 3 loads. The weather was a bit hot and a bit gusty.

Wednesday 1st February – the weather improved and 16 fun jumpers were here. 6 loads got off the ground. 2 B-Rel Coach jumps were done by Jamie with Toddy coaching.

Jamie’s B-Rel 6.1 with Sabine & Graham
Camila head down – photos by Toddy

Thursday was a bit quiet. 5 hop and pop loads were done for Sara’s Canopy Course. Jamie & Louis  did B-Rels.

Jamie’s B-Rel 6.3 with Sabine & Riva – photo Toddy

Canopy Course

Savannah, Emma, Chris, Michael, and Denzil canopy course
Michael PLR practice canopy course
Michael canopy course
Chris PLR Practice canopy course
Chris canopy course landing
Chris canopy course
Savannah canopy course
Emma canopy course
Bibi and Chris canopy course – photos by Sara

Friday – was also a bit weathered out. The 20 fun jumpers here managed to get 3 loads going. A B-Rel Coach jump was done by Justin.

The Learning Curve was over and although a little quiet it was a good one. The daily videos by Harvey were all terrific for the daily landing seminars.

Justin and Jamie on Justin’s B-Rel 5 – photo Toddy

Canopy Course

Alyssa canopy course

Denzil canopy course
Emma – great accuracy – on canopy course – photos by Sara

Canopy Course Report by Sara

“The Beginners Canopy Course ran over two days during the Learning Curve Camp week. Jumpers experienced ranged from 12 jumps to 200 jumps. All jumpers who attended showed a huge improvement  by the end of the course in all aspect of flying but especially their landing technique and body position which ultimately lead to near perfect landing from all of them by the end of the 2 days.

Canopy courses like these are essential for safe canopy flight both in the air and on the ground. 

My next canopy course will be on April’s LCC+

Saturday – was sort of quiet but busy when the weather was good. There were 28 fun jumpers here. 6 loads were done. Our Tandem today was Chloe.  New AFF students today Patricio did TAFF Stage 1 and Russell did Stages 8 & 9 – completing his AFF Course.   Congratulations!🎉

Kahl B-Rel exit
Kahl coming in for a dock – photos by Reece
Jamie and Charmaine 2-way
Alex and Charmaine 2-way – photos by Charmaine

Load energizing reports from Saturday

🌟 “After a challenging morning Alex got airborne & Alex & Charmaine did a 2 way with Alex doing some solid shoulder turns”.

🌟 “Jamie & Charmaine got some docks in on the sunset load”. – Charmaine

🌟 “Reece jumped with Kahl 3-way, and with Kahl & Alex – 2-way overhead camera.” – Reece

Sunday  – there were 33 fun jumpers here for the 6 loads. 2 Tandems were done by Flemming and Herluf.  New AFF student Patricio did Stages 2 & 3; and Gloria & Phillip did Stages 4 & 5,  3 B-Rel Coach jumps were done by Alex with Toddy coaching.

Flemming tandem freefall – photo Adrian
Herluf tandem – photo OliM
Pat AFF Stage 3
Phil AFF Stage 5 – doing great – photos by Sara
Alex B-Rel 1
Alex B-Rels 2 & 3
Alex B-Rel 4 – photos by Toddy

See ya,

Macca and Team Ramblers.

Reviews & Visitor Book Comments

 Jordan: ”Relaxing.”

 Ben: ”Top ten.  Would do again.”

 Chloe: ”The silliest thing I’ve ever done in my life.  Thankyou!.”


DZ Flashback – Blast From The Past

Click on the album below for historical photos.

And visit our Ramblers history webpage for more info…

Did my first tandem jump at Ramblers and one week later was back starting my AFF course. Awesome place and excellent people :))

“excellent people” – by Jess Reeves

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