Jared Eppelstun – Completed AFF Emma Ceolin – Certificate A Timothy Laycock – Certificate B Shelby du Moulin – Certificate B Tim Kelly – Certificate D Cherish Camacho Dobson – Head Up Freefly Crest Matthew Smith – Head Down Freefly Crest
Newsletter time again, it’s Monday 4th December and it’s raining! Actually the whole day was rained out, but on Tuesday we had a few regular jumpers here utilising Charlie the Cessna 182.
On Wednesday the weather was back to normal. We got the 182 and Marj the Caravan up for a couple of loads each. Our new tandems were Taylor and Lachlan Kerr, and Andres Real Prieto – a friend of Kevin Stone. Mid week fun jumpers filled the loads.
Thursday was a beauty! Marj did 4 loads and Charlie did 5. Andres Real Prieto did another tandem. Our two students here were Cory Teunissen who did Stages 3 & 4 and Rafael Faria who knocked over Stage 5.
There were 10 midweek fun jumpers here. The pilots were happy.
Friday started out promising, people everywhere but…. you guessed it. It was all over after 2 good, big loads when the weather moved in. However our two new tandem people, Caitlin and Stuart Gellach managed to get up there and had a ball. So did our new students Dylan Ackroyd-Laycock and Andrew Fraser-Scott who did Stage 1 of their Wind Tunnel Skydiving Course. Jeff Teunissen also did Stage 2 and Cory Teunissen did Stage 5 their AFF Courses. Rafael Faria did Stage 6.
Saturday was a good day despite the weather forecast. We are getting a DZ weather station, coming soon! We had a mixed bag of everything; Tandems, students and 24 funnies were here. Our tandems were Daniel and Katie Schloss, Clint and Lisa Audoss, Danielle MacDonald, Greg Reinke and Kristine “Kit” Forsdike, all friends of Hollies.
Dylan and Andrew did Stage 1 of their Wind Tunnel Skydive Course and Andrew, and Brodie Irwin did Stage 2 also.
Ben, Jon, Sarge and Jason – as Santa – jumped into the Town’s Christmas party – just before the storm! It was a great demo, the kids loved it.
Sunday was sort of the same as Saturday. There were a few more funnies here, about 30. Our only tandem for the day was Stephanie Frick. Brodie carried on with Stages 3 & 4 and Andrew Fraser-Scott did Stages 3, 4 & 5.
Jared Eppelstun did Stages 8 and 9 – completing his AFF, congratulations!
There were lots of people doing B-Rels. The loads were full.