Rambling On ⭐️ Drop Zone Action e-News #589 (4-10 Dec. 2023)

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Achievement & Congratulations!

⭐️ Idan F., ⭐️ Martin M., ⭐️ Ashton H., ⭐️ Gloria L., ⭐️ Shams M., ⭐️ Jaide H. – Completed AFF

⭐️ Denzil S. – B-Certificate

⭐️ Matt B., ⭐️ Mark M., ⭐️ Beau K., ⭐️ Sherry B. – Star Crest

⭐️ Mikey McC. – C-Certificate


MONDAY

The week started with 78 fun jumpers here and 3 loads were done.   New AFF student Michelle W. did AFF  Stage 2, Shams M. did Stage 6, Martin M. did Stages 6 & 7, Idan F. did Stage 7, Ashton H. did Stages 7 & 8,  and  Bayley O’K did Stages 6, 7 & 8.

Martin AFF Stage 7 – photo Toddy
Idan AFF Stage 7 – photo OliM
Ashton AFF Stage 7 – photo OliM
Ashton AFF Stage 8 – photo OliM
Bayley AFF Stage 5 – photo Robin
Bayley AFF Stage 6 – photo Bibi
Bayley AFF Stage 7 – photo Bibi
Bayley AFF Stage 8 – photo Bibi
Shams exit Stage 6 – photo Sara
TUESDAY

Again there were 17 fun jumpers here and again 3 loads were done.   Our Tandem today was Kanasta A.  New AFF student Michelle W. did Stages 2  & 3, & Shams did Stage 6.  Idan F. & Martin M. did Stages 8 & 9; & Ashton H. & Gloria did Stage 9 – completing their AFF Courses!  Congratulations!

Kanasta tandem – photo Adam
Shams AFF Stage 6 – photo Adrian
Idan AFF Stage 8 – photo Adrian
Martin AFF Stage 8 – photo Toddy
WEDNESDAY

There were 17 fun jumpers here and again 3 loads were done.   New AFF students Jason S. and Luke McK. did TAFF Stage 1, Michelle W. did Stage 4, & Shams did Stages 7 & 8.

Jason TAFF Stage 1 – photo Robin
Shams AFF Stage 7 – photo Adrian
Shams AFF Stage 8 – photo Bibi
THURSDAY

Beautiful weather and 19 fun jumpers got 3 loads done.   New AFF stars Jason S., Luke McK did AFF Stages 2, 3, & 4, Idan  did Stages 4 & 5, Martin did AFF Stages 4, 5 & 6,  and Shams did Stage 9 – completing his AFF Course!  Congratulations!  Jaega B. did 2 B-Rel Coach jumps today.

Jason AFF Stage 3 – photo Bibi
Jason AFF Stage 3 – photo Bibi
FRIDAY

On Friday more skydivers arrived. 27 fun jumpers were here and 5 loads were completed. Our Tandems today were Raffael G., Katherine G., Susan M-W.. Student Luke McK did AFF Stages 4, 5 & 6, and  Jaide H. did Stages 8 & 9 – completing her AFF Course!  Congratulations!

Luke AFF Stage 4 with Robin – photo Adrian
Luke AFF Stage 5 – photo Adrian
Luke AFF Stage 6 – photo Adrian
Jaide AFF Stage 8 – tracking – photo Bibi
Jaide AFF Stage 8 – tracking – photo Bibi
Jaide AFF Stage 9 – congratulations!  Photo Adrian
SATURDAY

124 fun jumpers were here, and 22 loads got off the ground. Our Tandems today were Tyeus B., Grant A., Kieran A., Gerard B., Mimori C., James D., Leah D, Alex F., Mark G., Sue H., Kumalpreet K., Royce  L, Joshua N., Keely-Rose O., Penny R., Kurt S., Adhjshek S. and Andrea Y..

New AFF students Chilli B. & Michael J. did TAFF Stage 1, Luke McK. did AFF Stages 7 & 8, and Olenka did a jump. Bartley McG., Barry O., Eli V. & Patrick Y did B-Rel Coach jumps today. And the Toogoolawah Skydivers Club ran their Star Crest event.

Kumal tandem freefall – photo Adrian
Royce tandem freefall – photo OliM
Josh tandem exit – photo Adrian
Keely tandem – photo Robin
Penny tandem – photo Robin
Kurt tandem – photo Adrian
Adi tandem – photo OliM
Chilli TAFF Stage 1 – photo Robin
Luke AFF Stage 7 – photo Toddy
Luke AFF Stage 8 – photo Toddy
Olenka AFF Stage 7 – photo Toddy
Barry recurrency jump – photo Bibi
Eli B-Rel 1 – photo Bibi

Load Energising with Martin Klapper – Saturday 9th Dec.

Denzil – photo Martin K.
Denzil – photo Martin K.
Exit with Ken and Jamie – photo Martin K.
Ken and Jamie – photo Martin K.
Kris – photo Martin K.

TSC Star Crests – Saturday 9th December

“Holy Moly! Could Saturday have been the biggest day of Star Crests, ever!?
We had a whopping 7 Starcrestees all eager to get jumps signed off! Good job we had such an immense number of helpers (16!!!) to help make that a reality! We divided into two groups and made a total of 6 jumps between the groups across the day!
Massive congratulations to Matt, Mark, Beau and Sherry who managed to get all their jumps signed off and crests completed, Nico for getting two successful jumps, and Denzil for one successful jump!

Huge shout out to all our volunteers who made this possible, with special mention to Stephen Brett for allowing us to hijack his invitationals day (with only minimal arm twisting), and Emily Hatfield for helping out with debriefing in order to keep the loads moving! Massive thanks to Michael, David, Adam and Steve for flying camera for us, and to TSC, SQPC and APF for sponsoring these events!!”

Chris Dodds.

Star Crestees: ⭐️ Nicolas D., ⭐️ Sherry B., ⭐️ Beau K., ⭐️ Jase C., ⭐️ Mark M., ⭐️ Matt B., and ⭐️ Denzil S.,

🙏 Volunteers: Steve B., David B., Adam H., Doug M., Millie S., Fred M., Jeff J., Rab McC., Geovanni N., Paul O., Adrian B., Holly A., Greg M., Ellen & Geoff B., and Martin K..

🎥 Camera: Steve Fitch, Michael Young, and David Brown.

TSC Star Crests – Photo Chris Dodds
TSC Star Crests – Photo Dave Brown
TSC Star Crests 6 – Photo Steve Fitchett
TSC Star Crests – Photo Chris Dodds
TSC Star Crests – Photo Adam Harmey
TSC Star Crests – Photo Michael Young
TSC Star Crests – Photo Michael Young
SUNDAY

Sunday was windy.  37 fun jumpers were here, but only 3 loads were completed.  Our Tandems today were Mithili, Raj, and Meghana P..

Mithili tandem freefall – photo Adrian
Raj tandem – photo Ben
Meghana tandem – photo OliM

See ya,

Macca and Team Ramblers.


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⭐️ Kathy“If at first you don’t succeed, fly, fly again!”


⭐️ Quail“AGAIN! AGAIN! AGAIN!”


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⭐️ Kumal “Loved it.  Most amazing experience!!  Definitely coming back!!  Best team!!!”

⭐️ Raj/Mythili/Meghana – “AAMAAAAZINGAA Great staff and instructor thanks!!!”

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