Toogs DZ e-News #311 (1-7 Jan. 2018)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


James Smeath – Completed WT AFF Course
Kun Min Tien – Completed AFF
Jake Mackell – Completed AFF
Greg Casey – Completed AFF
Robert Stewart – Completed AFF
Aaron Brogden – Completed AFF
Rafael Faria – Certificate A
Che Pritchard – Certificate A
Shelby du Moulin – Certificate C
Adrian Seemann – 1000 Jumps

Photos Missed From Last Week:

Tim, Emma and Ben before their jump

Last Landings of 2017
Jason and Sara celebrating landing on the 31st of Dec. 2017 – Photos by Ali

Welcome 2018! It’s going to be  a big year. It’s going to go quick. It sure started off big! It’s Newsletter Time. It’s Monday 1st New Year’s Day and we had a day OFF! We had Tuesday the 2nd  off too – from jumping that is – the weather was only good enough for a DZ clean up, and did we get stuck into it! By the end of the day the DZ looked great. Thanks to all the Volunteers.

But on Wednesday 3rd  it was Game On! New students Ku Min Tien, Jake Mackell, Nicolas Bonastre, & Robert Stewart did Stage 1 of their AFF Courses. Brodie Irwin did B-Rel Stage 4. Adrian did his 1000th jump! Congratulations Big Time. We were off to a good start.

Rob TAF1 – Photo Sara
Kun Min TAF 1 – Photo by Sara
Brodie B-Rel Stage 4 – Photo Adrian
Adrian’s 1000th – Photo Isaac

There were a bunch of fun jumpers here too. Matt and Isaac kept the pace up.

On Thursday 4th Game On continued. Our new tandems were young fellers Max Young and Samuel Blomley.

Max Young, Samuel Blomley and Kevin Young

Our new students Rob, Jake and Kun Min did Stages 2, 3 & 4 of their AFF Courses, and Nicholas did Stage 2.

Rob AFF Stage 3 with Macca
Rob AFF Stage 4 with Macca – Photos by Adrian
Jake AFF Stage 2 with Robbie and Sara
Kun Min AFF Stage 4
Adrian getting a silver mug for his 1000th jump  – Congratulations! – Photos by Sara

The fun jumpers kept the plane going. We did five good loads.

Friday was Funtastic! There was over 30 skydivers here and it seemed like Saturday! Plus our newest skydivers, new students Harley Weston, Jason O’Shea and Paul McElhenny all did Stage 1 AFFRob & Kun Min did Stages  5, 6, 7 & 8! Jake did Stages 5 & 6.

Rob AFF Stage 6 exit
Rob AFF Stage 7
Rob AFF Stage 8 – Photos by Adrian
Kun Min AFF Stage 5
Kun Min AFF Stage 6
Kun Min tracking some funky moves on AFF Stage 7
Kun Min tracking on AFF Stage 8

Saturday was full on. Skydivers everywhere! Well, at least 40. We did 12 loads and there was a really good feeling on the Drop Zone. Our new skydivers doing their tandems were Jonny Thorn, Zachary Rocks, Dale Shuttleworth and Lucas Mota. Welcome aboard.

Jono in tandem
Jono with Warwick after landing – Photos by Sara

We had about 9 students here. Harley Weston did Stages 2 & 3 of his AFF course and Jason O’Shea and Paul McElhenny did Stages 2, 3 & 4. Heath Bamford did Stages 4, 5 & 6, while Jake Mackell did Stages 7 & 8. Kun Min Tien and James Smeath both completed Stage 9, well done –Yahoo!

Harley AFF Stage 2 – Photo by Sara
Harley AFF Stage 3 with Ben Fuller – Photo Emily
Jason AFF Stage 3 with Tish – Photo Adrian
Paul AFF Stage 3 – Photo Dave
Paul AFF Stage 4 with Andy – Photo Sara
Paul AFF Stage 4 with Sara – Photo Andy
Heath AFF Stage 4 with Sara – Photo Adrian
Rob AFF Stage 9
Kun Min AFF Stage 9 – Photos by Sara
Froggy, Matt, Tiller – Photo Isaac

On Sunday we had a great day’s fun jumping (and a great night!). And our students made the most of the day – all nine of them. It was busy! Jason O’Shea did Stage 4 of his AFF Course. Greg Casey and Aaron Brogden did Stages 7, 8 & 9, well done! And Jake Mackell also did Stage 9 – all completing their AFF. Fantastic!

Jason AFF Stage 4
Greg AFF Stage 7 – Photos by Sara
Greg AFF Stage 9
Aaron AFF Stage 7
Aaron AFF Stage 8
Aaron AFF Stage 9
Jake AFF Stage 9 – Photos by Adrian

The first week of the year was a beauty! See ya 2017. Hello 2018.

Thank you everybody who has jumped, worked and loved being a Rambler of Toogoolawah.

Macca and the Ramblers Team.

Visitor Book Comment

Jonny – It was so crazy and scary, so fun.

Such a good experience, they made it feel like coffee with an old friend!

Abigael Ellen

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