Rambling On ⭐️ Drop Zone Action e-News #596 (22-28 Jan. 2024)

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Heads up: Rebates

⭐️ If you are new to the Sport of Skydiving, check with Manifest and Instructors at the Drop Zone and find out what discounts are on offer. If you are a Student or Novice skydiver, make sure you find out what you are entitled to with rebates from the APF and rebates from the SQPC.


Achievements & Congratulations

⭐️ CassA-Certificate
⭐️ Adam – 500th Jump
⭐️ Alex – 100th Jump


Rambling On

MONDAY 22nd January

Great start to another skydiving week with 5 new students starting a skydiving course. Big welcome to Alex O’B., ReeceT., Brendan B., Daniel K. and Scott P.. All students spent the day in the classroom and completed Stage 1 that afternoon. Other students for the day were Marcus D. AFF Stages 4 and 5. Cassandra W. completed B-Rel Stage 1 with Bibi and Jaega B. did B-Rel Stage 4 with Toddy.

Brendan TAFF Stage 1 – photo Adrian
Daniel TAF Stage 1 – photo Adrian
Marcus ready for AFF Stage 4 – photo Adrian
Marcus AFF Stage 4 – photo Adrian
Marcus AFF Stage 5 – photo Adrian
Cass B-Rel 1 – photo Bibi
Jaega B-Rel 4 – photo Toddy
TUESDAY

No jumping today. The clouds rolled and decided to stay all day.

WEDNESDAY

The clouds blew away during the night and we woke up to beautiful skydiving weather. Reece completed Stage 2, 3 and 4. Alex completed Stage 1, 2 and 3. Brendan completed Stage 2, 3 and 4.

Reece AFF Stage 3 – photo Bibi
Reece AFF Stage 4 – photo Bibi
Reece AFF Stage 4 – photo Bibi
Alex AFF Stage 3 – photo Toddy
Brendan AFF Stage 3 – photo Adrian
THURSDAY

Another great day for skydiving. 2 new student and 3 refreshers started in the classroom today. Hunter M. and Regis F. completed stage 1 in the afternoon. Riyane M. and Robbie W. competed their refresher jumps. We also had Tandems Jessica P., Jon J. and Leigh U. join us in a skydive today.

Jessica ready to jump – photo Adrian
Lee – photo Adrian
Regis TAFF Stage 1 – photo Adrian
Alex AFF Stage 4 – photo Bibi
Alex AFF Stage 5 – photo Marc
Alex AFF Stage 6 – photo Marc
Brendan AFF Stage 5 – photo Bibi
Reece AFF Stage 5 – photo Toddy
Robbie recurrency – photo Bibi
FRIDAY 26th January

The weather was started okay but clouds started rolling in after lunch and the humidity was super high, but we still managed to jump. Another 2 new students started in the classroom today, Chris McD. and Z. Li both completed stage 1 in the afternoon. Robbie was back for AFF Stage 5. Martin and Matthew started their B-Rel with Bibi and Toddy.

Chris TAF1 – photo Adrian
Woody (Zhenghao Li) TAF1 – photo Toddy
Martin B-Rel 1- photo Toddy
SATURDAY 27th January

It was a great turn out today despite the high temperatures and the humidity. 17 loads took to the skies. The Tandem for today was Rebecka F., welcome to skydiving. Robbie completed AFF Stages 5 and 6. Chris Completed AFF 2, 3 and 4. Woody was out and completed AFF Stage 2. B-Rel students for today were Idan F., and Martin M. who both completed B-Rel Stages 1-4, Josh L. B-Rel 2 and Matthew M. B-Rels 1-3.

Belly Bash was in full swing, thanks to Chris and Dawn for organised the formation loads (Photo’s below).
The TSC held their Club Chrismas dinner and it was a delicious meal. It was a great day and a great night with medal presentations from State Comps and TSC 1000th Jump Club mugs presented to several Club members.

Chris AFF Stage 3 – photo Bibi
Chris AFF Stage 4 – photo Oli
Robbie AFF Stage 5 – photo Oli
Robbie AFF Stage 6 – photo Oli
Woody AFF Stage 2 – photo Toddy
Idan B-Rel 1 – photo Ben
Idan B-Rel 2 and 3 – photo Ben
Idan B-Rel 4 – photo Ben
Martin B-Rel 2 – photo Bibi
Martin B-Rel 3 – photo Bibi
Matin B-Rel 4 – photo Bibi
Matthew B-Rel 2 – photo Wayne
Matthew B-Rel 2 nailed it this time – photo Wayne
Josh B-Rel 2 – photo Lee
Rebecka Tandem – photo Oli
Dan’s Birthday jump – photo Coops
Belly Bash

“Saturday’s BellyBash was HOT in so many ways! Massive thanks to all you absolute legends for embracing the 38 degrees and making it such an epic day of formation loads! We started out by launching 6-way formations from the two aircraft, then moving on to some dynamic 9-ways, and finishing the day with a bombastic 2-point 18-way!!

Huge shout out to Steve Fitch, David Brown and Jason Cambieras for the awesome video footage and stills, thanks to Ben Nordkamp for assisting with the formation logistics, and as ever to Skydive Ramblers, Toogoolawah Skydivers Club Inc, and Mee Loft for supporting these events and making them possible!!
See you in Feb for the next one!”

Chris Dodds.

Attendees: Chris Dodds & Dawn Adams, Greg M., Millie S., Wayne G.,Jade C., Aaron B., Holly A., Rab McC., Doug M., Adrian B., Stephen B., Cat B., David B., Alex C., Scott F., Steve F., Monica F., Luke M. Nelson McC., Tim R., Denzil S., Sherry B., David B., Tim B., Greg C., Jason C., Marcee H., Adam H., Jeff J., Martin K., Jason C., and Farrell McK..

Belly Bash – photo by Chris Dodds
Belly Bash – photo by Chris Dodds
Belly Bash – photo by Chris Dodds
Belly Bash – photo by David Brown

Belly Bash – Fitchimages.com

Belly Bash 📸 Photos – by Steve Fitchett www.fitchimages.com

SUNDAY 28th January

The DZ today was a wash out, literally. It didn’t stop raining all day. Everyone decided to pack up and leave. Thanks for the great week everyone. The next week is looking a bit wet with the cyclone up north, fingers crossed the weather comes good soon.

See ya,

Macca and Team Ramblers.


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DID YOU KNOW?

⭐️ If you are new to the Sport of Skydiving, the Ramblers Learning Curve Camps are a great way to get lots of jumps in at the cheapest rate. Check with Manifest and Instructors at the Drop Zone and find out what discounts are on offer and what you can get reimbursed from the APF and the SQPC. 

⭐️ If you are a Student or Novice skydiver, make sure you find out what you are entitled to with rebates from the APF and rebates from the SQPC.

⭐️ Have you heard about our “Ramblers Rewards“? If you introduce someone to the sport, you are eligible for discounts on equipment hire and even free jumps.

For more information contact the Drop Zone or phone us 07 5423 1159.


DZ Flashback – Blast From The Past

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And visit our Ramblers history webpage for more info…

Most amazing experience. Staff are all professional, very safety oriented but make the entire time you are there so much fun. First time jumper and we did it at night during their equinox boogie and the atmosphere was brilliant. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to experience an amazing jump.

Kathlyn Wiles

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