Toogs DZ e-News #305 (20-26 Nov. 2017)

Monday, November 27, 2017


Chris Murphy – 200 Jumps!

It’s Newsletter time!! On Monday the 20th Aydin Farhadi and Eve Ellerbrock from Germany came to Toogs to do a tandem.

Aydin’s exit with Darren
Aydin and Darren in freefall
Eve and Darren in freefall
Eve and Darren in freefall – Photos by Adrian

And Student Mitchell Hancock came back to do Stage 3 of his AFF Course.

Mitch Hancock AFF Stage 3 – Photo Doyley

Tuesday was a fairly quiet day at the dropzone. Adrian started his training jumps for his tandem rating and Jackson started his B-Rels.

Adrian ‘Germany’ – Tandem Instructor training – Photo Sara
Jackson B-Rel 1 – Photo Adrian

On Wednesday after a slow morning we kept our pilots busy as soon as the weather started clearing up. Student Tara Den Hertog was back in Toogoolawah after a break of a few months and smashed out Stages 6 & 7 of her AFF Course, and Melissa Dempsey did Stage 7.

Adrian’s first tandem – Photos by Doyley
Tara AFF Stage 6 – Photo Doyley
Tara AFF Stage 7
Mel AFF Stage 7

Good morning Toogs! Wow it’s busy for a Thursday! Sharon Louise, Tahlia Rossi, Maddy Applin, Lindsey Galloway, Daniel Roy, Xiao Yang, Olivia Pavlov and Robert Alston came to the DZ to do a tandem.

Maddy’s tandem
Xiao’s tandem
Olivia’s exit
Olivia in freefall – Photos by Sara
Rob’s tandem exit
Rob rocking freefall – Photo Dave G
Darren running a Pilates lesson with the tandems – Photo Sara

Meanwhile Rafael Faria, Heath Bamford and Ayla Monreal were sitting in the first jump course to Stage 1 of their AFF Courses / a refresher jump in the afternoon.

Rafael TAF Stage 1 – Photo Sara
Heath TAF Stage 1 – Photo Doyley
Ayla’s refresher – Photo Adrian

On Friday Bella‘s dad Derek Cheyne did a tandem!

Derek’s tandem exit with Darren
Derek in Darren in freefall – Photos by Adrian

And our students kept the instructors busy all day by smashing out more stages. Heath Bamford did Stages 2 & 3 of his AFF CourseRafael Faria did Stages 2, 3 & 4 and Tara Den Hertog did Stage 8.

There’s always one who ruins the photo – Heath before AFF Stage 2 – Photo Sara
Heath AFF Stage 3 – Photo Doyley
Rafael after landing AFF Stage 2
Rafael AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Sara
Rafael AFF Stage 4
Tara AFF Stage 8
Tara AFF Stage 8 – Photos by Doyley
High fives for Bella – Photo Sara

On Saturday Tim Moore came to do a tandem and student Mohd Rizwan Abdullah sat in the first jump course and did Stage 1 of his AFF Course.

Steve chasing Tim’s Tandem

Steve docking on Tim’s Tandem with Sara
Tim’s Tandem opening
Tims Tandem landing
Tim after his Tandem jump – Photos by David C. Brown

Besides that, Cherish finished of her Head Up Crest on her last weekend at Toogs! Hopefully we’ll see you here again soon Roy and Cherish! We’re gonna miss you guys!!!

Emma B-Rel 1 & 2

Cherish HU Crest 2
Ross refresher
Adrian and Benji on Adrian’s 7th tandem

Adrian and Benji on Adrian’s 7th tandem – Photos by Doyley
Adrian tandem No. 9 with Ramblers Instructor Sara
Adrian tandem No. 9 with Ramblers instructor Sara – Photos by Adrian

And Chris Murphy aka Burkey did his 200th jump! Yeeew! So many reasons for a good party after jumping!

Burkey’s 200th Speed Star – Photo Shane

Sunday Drew Baker, Tracey Baker and Sara Francis were at the Dropzone to do a tandem.

Drew and Sara at the door – Photo by Adrian

Rizwan did Stages 2, 3 & 4 of his AFF Course, Jared Eppelstun did Stages 4, 5 & 6 and Mitch Hancock did Stages 4 & 5.

Dan refresher jump – Photo Sara
Rizwan AFF Stage 3 with Ben
Rizwan AFF Stage 4 with Ben – Photos by Adrian
Jared AFF Stage 4
Jared AFF Stage 5
Jared AFF Stage 6 – Photos by Doyley
Mitch AFF Stage 4
Mitch AFF Stage 5 – Photos by Sara

Bring On the Last Learning Curve Camp of 2017!!!

See ya!

Macca & The Ramblers Team.

Visitor Book Comments

Tahlia Rossi – Best way to spend a birthday!!  Amazing, peaceful, exciting ♥

Maddy Applin – Wow!! Absolutely amazing 🙂 Such and incredible experience.

Sharon Louise – Thank you for supporting me in overcoming this fear of trauma triggers.  I had such a peaceful time in the sky!

Derek Cheyne – Amazing experienced and fantastically supported by instructor Darren.  Thanks!

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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