Toogs DZ e-News #308 (11-17 Dec. 2017)

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Achievements

Kim Young Jun – Completed AFF
Jung Yong Woo– Completed AFF
Andrew Dickie – Certificate A
Bradley Dorn – Certificate A
Darren Hoehne – Certificate A
Attila Szvetko – Certificate A
Michael Inkley – Certificate B & C
Matthew Thomas – Certificate E & 500 Jumps
Josh Arndt – Star Crest
James Prior – Star Crest
Susann Guettler – Star Crest
Adam Williams – 600 Jumps


Photos Missed From Last Week:

Jared Stage 9 exit
Shai 2-way
Shai and Zalinda way – Photos by Ben N

Here we go again, the Story continues. Newsletter 308, starting from Monday 11th December, our last one before Christmas. A half a dozen fun jumpers were here. Emilo Martinez was back. Sam Neild and Andrew Scott were still here and continued on from their Wind Tunnel AFF Courses. We did two Caravan loads, there would have been maybe a couple more but the weather was a bit low cloudish.

Andrew B-Rel 1 – Photo Doyley
Macca freeflying – Photo Adrian
Kurt angle
Kurt tracking – Photos by Doyley

On Tuesday  the fun jumper number swelled a little and we went up for a few loads.

Kurt B-Rel 6 with Shelby and Michael – Photo Sara
Chase refresher – Photo Adrian
Chase B-Rel 2

Wednesday was a Cessna 182 day. James Smeath did a couple of B Certificate training jumps. Chase Andrews tried a B-Rel.

Pilot Jordan looking cool flying the 182
Chase B-Rel 3 exit – Photos by Sara

Things were getting livelier Thursday. We did six loads, one a Caravan. Ellery Miles did Stage 6 of his AFF Course and Ben Galvin did Stages 7. Mr Woo’s Crew arrived again from Korea in the afternoon.

Ellery AFF Stage 6 – Photo Doyley
Ben AFF Stage 7 – Photo Adrian

Friday was like a weekend day. There were about 17 fun jumpers here and with our students Aidan Everingham, Tim Nord, along with the Korean students Jae Seung Jo, Jun Young Kim and Yong Ho Jung we all did few jumps each.

Jo AFF Stage 1
Yong AFF Stage 1 – Photos by Sara
Kim Young AFF Stage 2
Kim Young AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Doyley
Yong AFF Stage 3 – Photo Sara
Yong AFF Stage 3
Jo AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Doyley

Saturday was huge. We only had one tandem, Amanda Cavanagh and she had a ball at sunset.

Amanda’s tandem on exit from Marj
Amanda in freefall with Adrian – Photos by Scotty

Student Lyle Douglas did his Stage 2, what a jump! The other students Andrew Dickie, Dave Oakroot, Young Jun Kim, Yong Woo Jung, and Jae Seung Jo all did a few jumps each.

Lyle AFF Stage 2 – Photo Sara
Jo AFF Stage 2 – Photo Andy
Yong AFF Stage 5 – Photo Sara
Kim AFF Stage 5
Kim AFF Stage 6 – Photos by Adrian
Yong AFF Stage 6 – Photo Sara

B-Rels were happening. There was also some freefly coaching happening.

Mitch B-Rel 3
Mitch B-Rel 4
Simon Backman – Head Up Training on the Tip of Doyley’s fingers – Photos by Doyley
Andy – Photo Sara

Saturday was also big on flatties jumping, Star Crests and Big Ways. And Hybrids. There were 60 fun jumpers here and there was a lots of jumping action happening at the DZ.

Big way participants lined up on the ground
Load on exit
Big way coming into formation
3-way hybrid – Photos by Steve Fitchett

Also check out the blog: Ramblers Star Crest Day with a few more photos.


On Sunday the pace slowed, especially after the Toogoolawah Skydivers Club Christmas party – what a beauty it was. Our tandems on the day were Stacey and Finlay Robertson (Mum and Li’l Brother of our very own Angus).

Stacey tandem – Photo Sara

Students Che Pritchard and Ka Lam did Stage 1 of their 15 Jump Packages, welcome aboard! Radion Granenko continued with his Wind Tunnel Course.

Che TAF Stage 1 – Photo Doyley
Ka Lam TAF Stage 1 – Photo Sara

Our Korean students didn’t stop.

Jo AFF Stage 4
Kim AFF Stage 7
Kim AFF Stage 8
Kim AFF Stage 9 – Photos by Adrian
Yong AFF Stage 7
Yong AFF Stage 8 – Photos by Doyley
Yong AFF Stage 9 – Photo Adrian

What a great week, what a fantastic weekend!

See ya,

Macca and the Ramblers Team.

We spent eight days at Skydive Ramblers and had great time. Awesome DZ, awesome friendly staff, great airplane and facilities. Accommodation on premises was great and very reasonably priced. We also enjoyed after jumping socialising at the bar on DZ and great food both at DZ and in nearby Toogoolawah town. Skydive Ramblers are wingsuit friendly and there is plenty of landing space around DZ.
Highlight of our trip was incredible kangaroo action at landing area - we did literally land on kangaroos and it was great fun :-) There are also wild koalas in the area.

Alexander Safonov

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