Rambling On ⭐️ Drop Zone Action e-News #600 (19-25 Feb. 2024)

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Rebates – Heads up!

⭐️ Join the Ramblers Gear Hire Scheme and save $10 a jump! Contact us, ask at manifest, or book online.


Achievements & Congratulations

⭐️ Zachary – Completed AFF Course
⭐️ Alan – Completed AFF Course

⭐️ Aaron R. – 1000th Jump!
⭐️ Doug P. – 60th Birthday Jump!


Rambling On

MONDAY 19TH FEBRUARY

Good start to another skydiving week here at Ramblers with 4 loads and 18 fun jumpers. Our Tandem today was Paul G.. AFF students Jacob G. and Alan M. did Stages 5, 6 & 7.  Zachary M. did Stage 9 – completing his AFF Course.  Congratulations! Ashton H., and Ellie W. did B-Rel jumps.

Paul tandem exit – photo by Adrian
Jacob AFF Stage 5 – photo by Adrian
Jacob AFF Stage 6 exit – photo by OliM
Jacob AFF Stage 7 – photo by Adrian
Alan AFF Stage 5 – photo by OliM
Alan AFF Stage 6 – photo by Bibi
Alan AFF Stage 7 exit – photo by Bibi
Ashton B-Rel 1 – photo by Bibi
Ellie B-Rel 1 – photo by Bibi
TUESDAY 20TH FEBRUARY

Today we had 2 loads and 4 fun jumpers. AFF student Alan did Stages 8 & 9 – completing his AFF Course.  Congratulations!

Alan AFF Stage 8 – photo by Adrian
Alan AFF Stage 9 – photo by Adrian
WEDNESDAY 21ST FEBRUARY

There were 8 loads and 8 fun jumpers.  Alan did a B-Rel jump.

Our new swoop pond – photo Skydive Ramblers
THURSDAY

Today we had 3 loads and 14 fun jumpers. TAFF student Ka Man (Charlotte) W. did Stage 1 of her AFF Course.  Congratulations! Alan (x2) and Li Zhenghao did B-Rel jumps.

Alan B-Rel 2-3 – photo by Bibi
Alan B-Rel 4 – photo by Bibi
FRIDAY

Today we had 6 loads and 30 fun jumpers. Our Tandems were Brenden and Nicholas S..  TAFF student Charlotte did Stages 2, 3 & 4 of her AFF Course, and Hunter M. did Stages 5, 6 & 7.

Brenden tandem freefall – photo Adrian
Charlotte AFF Stage 3 – photo by Bibi
Charlotte AFF Stage 4 – photo by Bibi
Hunter AFF Stage 5 – photo by OliM
Hunter AFF Stage 6 – photo by OliM
Hunter AFF Stage 7 – photo by Bibi
SATURDAY 24TH FEBRUARY

There were 5 loads and 48 fun jumpers. Our Tandem was Declan P..  Charlotte did AFF Stage 5.  Raul R. did a Recurrency jump. And we had the Belly Bash – Load Organising with Dawn & Chris.

Charlotte AFF Stage 5 – photo by Adrian
Raul recurrency jump – photo by Bibi
Tom 1st wingsuit jump – photo by Ben

Belly Bash

“Massive thanks to everyone who ignored the weatherman and came out to Belly Bash on Saturday! Despite forecasts of wall-to-wall rain, we somehow managed to get 2 epic jumps in before things got soggy and we hit the bar! We started off with some dynamic cogging donuts, followed by a bipole jewel, which turned into a big roundy surrounding Doug Prior to celebrate his 60th Birthday. Happy Birthday Doug!!

Thanks again to our sponsors, Ramblers, TSC, SQPC and Mee Loft for making Belly Bash possible and our super talented camera dudes Steve Fitch and Michael Young. See you at the next Belly Bash on March 23rd!”

Chris Dodds

Attendees: Chris Dodds & Dawn Adams, Thiago G., Jeff J., Nelson McC., Barry O., Jag W., Michael Young, Adrian B., Greg C., Steve Fitchett, Greg M., Paul O., Doug P., Aaron R., Millie S., Micky P., Farrell McK., Doug M., Steve B.

Belly Bash – photo by Michael Young
Belly Bash – photo by Michael Young
Belly Bash – photo by Michael Young

Belly Bash – Fitchimages

Belly Bash – Fitchimages.com © Steve Fitchett 2023
Belly Bash – Fitchimages.com © Steve Fitchett 2023
Belly Bash – Fitchimages.com © Steve Fitchett 2023
Belly Bash – Fitchimages.com © Steve Fitchett 2023
Belly Bash – Fitchimages.com © Steve Fitchett 2023
Belly Bash – Fitchimages.com © Steve Fitchett 2023
Belly Bash – Fitchimages.com © Steve Fitchett 2023
Belly Bash – Fitchimages.com © Steve Fitchett 2023
Belly Bash – Fitchimages.com © Steve Fitchett 2023
Belly Bash – Fitchimages.com © Steve Fitchett 2023
Belly Bash – Fitchimages.com © Steve Fitchett 2023
Belly Bash – Fitchimages.com © Steve Fitchett 2023
SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY

There were 1 load and 11 fun jumpers. Congratulations to Tandems on Sunday – Chris & Ethan F., and Daniel P..

Dan tandem – photo by Adrian

See ya,

Macca and Team Ramblers.


Reviews & Visitor Book Comments

⭐️ Gundi“Hi All, We thoroughly enjoyed everything. Angela, Sara, Andrew (my instructor) Ty (my non-English speaking stepson) young Tyler on camera. All so very professional. Video was excellent and about the stills, not a complaint or criticism but just way too many. Hate Facebook so you have zero chance of me getting on there, but you already have a 5***** review on Google. Thanks to everyone involved. Gundi (aka Brian Caldwell)”

⭐️ Brenden“Thank you again.”

⭐️ Nicholas“Awesome experience once again cheers Oli.”

⭐️ Declan“Crazy experience.  So much fun.”

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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 $100  rebates from the SQPC to assist you with the costs of AFF Course.

⭐️ 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. (Note: you have to nominate your mate before they book.)

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


DZ Flashback – Blast From The Past

Click on the album below for historical photos.

And visit our Ramblers history webpage for more info…

As an experienced skydiver, I took my whole family to Ramblers to introduce each of them to a tandem jump. Ramblers is an awesome experience for tandems and for fun jumpers.

Erin Gillespie

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