Toogs DZ e-News #312 (8-14 Jan. 2018)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Jason O’Shea – Completed AFF
Nathan Cagney – Completed AFF
Kun Min Tien – Certificate A
Taison Clarke-Tarawhiti – Certificate A
Luke Morley – Certificate D

Monday the 8th of January was a great start to the week. Costa and the Swoopers were here training for the National Championships and they hammered in 10 jumps each!  Jason O’Shea was also here and hammered out Stages 5, 6 & 7 of his AFF Course. Angela managed another B-Rel. There were 14 skydivers here. Homer and Charlie were kept busy.

Jason AFF Stage 5 – first time flying by himself
Jason AFF Stage 6 – first solo exit
Jason AFF Stage 7 – backflips for days
Angela B-Rel 2 – Photos by Adrian

Tuesday was sort of the same.  The swoopers were still here and started jumping at 6.00am!! Well done. Jason carried on and did Stages 8 & 9 – completing his AFF, congratulations.

Jason AFF Stage 8
Jason AFF Stage 9
Taison B-Rel 1 – Photos by Sara
Angela B-Rel 4 – Photo Adrian

Wednesday was a bit quieter. Madelon Stapel came for her first tandem. Taison got a B-Rel in.

Madelon’s tandem with Adrian – Photo Alex
Taison B-Rel 3 – Photo by Sara

And our pool got a new facelift!

Pool is getting a new facelift – Photo by Robert McMillan

Thursday was much the same, just a little busier. Rhiannon Martin-Cox did a tandem. There was enough regulars for a caravan load again. The 182 was busy.

Rhiannon’s tandem with Robbie in freefall
Rhiannon and Robbie after the jump – Photos by Sara
Tom B-Rel 2 – Photo by Adrian

And our pool was ready to get filled…

Matthew Scott doing his bit for the club…

Friday was busier again. It was a 182 day with one Caravan load. Nathan Cagney did Stage 9 and completed his AFF. Another Congratulations!

Nathan AFF Stage 9
Scotty having fun under his new Velo – Photos by Adrian
Sara, Shelby and Tim coming in for an unlinked 4-way – Photo Alex

Our two tandems on Saturday were Jess Gentle and Tyler Young.  Our newest student Keith Gardiner did Stage 1 of his AFF Course. Dylan Bryer was back did Stage 7.

Dylan IAD Stage 7 – Photo Sara

Jim Czerwinski got Star Crest loads going. There were over 30 fun jumpers here putting up with the hot temperatures and the north westerly winds. Well done, especially the Star Cresters.

Sunday was blown away with hot dry winds. The bar opened early and the new pool got a work out.

Macca and the Ramblers Team.

Visitor Book Comments

Ian Seccombe –  Sensational!! Thanks Bob.
Ella Seccombe – Incredible experience and lovely staff, thanks Adrian!!!
Madelon Stapel – My first tandem jump was amazing!  Thanks!!!
Jess Gentle – First jump and I loved it!  Was so awesome everyone made it really fun 🙂

As a SCUBA Instructor, I'm watchful for safety and professionalism in other extreme sports and the staff, buildings, equipment, plane and even other customers at Ramblers all gave me a feeling of safety and comfort in addition to being genuinely welcoming as newcomer to their sport. If you haven't been and have been wanting to skydive - this is a GREAT place to start your newest addiction. : )

Mary Alice Miller

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