Toogs DZ e-News #309 (18-24 Dec. 2017)

Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Melissa Dempsey – Completed AFF
Ben Galvin – Completed AFF
Che Pritchard – Completed AFF
Rafael Faria – Completed AFF
Jo Jae Seung – Completed AFF

James Gentle – Certificate A
Nick Bunce –  Certificate A
Ayla Monreal – Certificate A
Jungsoo Jang – Certificate A
Jung Yong Woo – Certificate A

Jamie Cooper – Head Up & Head Down Freefly Crests

Monday 18th December. Newsletter time again. Our newest student Diego Queiroz did the 1st Jump Course today. Also here were Ka Lam Cheung who did Stages 2 & 3, Che Pritchard did Stages 2, 3, & 4, and Melissa Dempsey did Stages 8 & 9 – completing her AFF, congratulations! With other B-Rels happening, plus a couple of dozen fun jumpers here and our Korean visitors still going strong it was a great start to the week. Josh Costa’s swoop group did 10 Cessna 182 loads and Marj did seven high loads. Big day for a Monday.

Diego TAF Stage 1 – Photo Sara
Ka Lam AFF Stage 2
Ka Lam AFF Stage 3
Che AFF Stage 2 – Photos by Doyley
Che AFF Stage 3 with Darren
Che AFF Stage 4 with Darren – Photos by Adrian
Jo Jae Sung AFF Stage 5 – Photo Mr Woo
Mel AFF Stage 8
Mel AFF Stage 9 – Photos by Doyley
Attila B-Rels 1 & 2 – Photo Adrian
Attila B-Rel 5
Attila B-Rel 6 with Mr Woo and Robin – Photos by Sara
Fun wingsuit flight with Byrnesy
Byrnesy in my blindspot (Haha – Good fun) – Photos by Alex

On Tuesday our students from yesterday kept up the pace. Diego Queiroz did Stages 2, 3 & 4 of his AFF Course, Ka Lam Cheung did Stages 4 & 5, and Che Pritchard did Stages 5, 6, 7 & 8. Plus there were more B-Rels and fun jumps happening. The swoopers were at it again and kept the 182 going strong.

Diego AFF Stage 2 – Photo Sara
Diego AFF Stage 4 – Photo Sara
Ka Lam AFF Stage 4 with Sara – Photo Adrian
Ka Lam AFF Stage 5 – Photo Sara
Che AFF Stage 5
Che AFF Stage 6
Che AFF Stage 7 – Photos by Doyley
Che AFF Stage 8 – tracking for days – Photo Adrian
Kim B-Rel 1 – Photo Sara

Wednesday was a bit quieter. It was sort of still busy. Ellery Miles did Stages 6 & 7. Ben Galvin did Stages 8 & 9, and Che Pritchard did Stage 9 – both completing their AFF Courses, more Congratulations! There were still a few fun jumpers here.

Ellery AFF Stage 6
Ellery AFF Stage 7 backloops – Photos by Sara
Ben AFF Stage 8
Ben AFF Stage 9
Che AFF Stage 9
Jung B-Rel 2 – Photos by Adrian

On Thursday more people arrived. We did 5 low loads and 3 Caravan sorties. Ayla Monreal was back & did a couple of jumps towards her A Licence. Rafael Faria did Stage 9 – completing his AFF Course, well done!  Congratulations to all the AFF Graduates this week!

Kim B-Rel 2
Kim B-Rel 4
Jung B-Rel 2
Jung B-Rel 4 – Photos by Sara
Jung B-Rel
Bradley B-Rel 2
Bradley B-Rel 4 – Photos by Adrian
Mitchell Hop ‘n’ Pop
4-way with Mr Woo, Shane, Shelby and Ben – Photos by Mr Woo

Friday was a four sortie day. There was a bit of everything happening. Skydiver Adam Bosher brought his mate Jake Mackell for a tandem and Jake booked a course immediately after his jump. Nick Morrow also came down from Bowen to finish his A Licence and brought his sister Amy along for a tandem.

Friday tandem Jake Mackell with his mate Adam Bosher – Photo Lynette
Amy’s tandem in freefall – Photo by Doyley

Nick, Che, Rafael and Ayla got stuck into it. So did the 10 fun jumpers who were here.

Che B-Rel 1 & 2 – Photo by Doyley
Ben B-Rel 1
Friday afternoon angle with Maddog and Coops – Photos by Adrian

There were a couple more tandems on Saturday, Dillon Hingst and Holly Hannaway had the freefall blast!

Dillon after his tandem jump
Holly in tandem with Andy
Holly after her tandem – Photos by Sara

Student Jake Winwood also came by to do a refresher course, welcome back.

Jake refresh – Photo Adrian

Again there was a bit of everything happening. The couple of dozen fun jumpers kept Marj on the go.

Madd Thomas – last load of the day – Photo by Aaron Fels

Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th of December arrived. Roger brought his new Wind Tunnel Skydiving students along. Emma Gordon, Luke Hildebrand, and Sam Sloath all had a go. By the end of day Emma did Stages 4 and Luke & Sam Stage 5.

Luke Stage 4 – Photo Sara
Tel B-Rel 6 with help of Ben and Robin – Photo Adrian

Another 30 odd funnies kept the plane full. Angles, wing suits and flatties were all happening.

Merry Christmas from all of us here, and See ya,

Macca and the Ramblers Team.

Macca’s angle – last load of the day – Photo by Madd Thomas

Visitor Book Comments

Jake Mackell – Thank you so much!  Had the best time & can’t wait to come back in the New Year. Adrian made the experience fun and calmed my nerves.

Holly Hannaway – Andy is a real OG, had the best time thanks guys.

Dillon Hingst – Awesome thanks so much.

Went with them today for my first ever skydiving. It was amazing, exhilarating and exciting. Don't be scared, there's nothing terrifying about it. Once you are out of the plane, it feels like you're flying.


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