Toogs DZ e-News #314 (22-28 Jan. 2018)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Brodie Irwin – Completed WTS & Certificate A
Ben Hespe – Completed WTS
Sam Sloan – Completed WTS
Luke Hildebrande – Completed WTS
Stewart Scoffell – Completed AFF
Dion Francoeur – Completed AFF
Brodie Irwin – Certificate A
Jake Mackell – Certificate A
Timothy Laycock – Certificate C
Dylan Nash – 100 Jumps

It’s almost Christmas again! It’s Monday 22nd of January. Its Newsletter time again. Jack de Banzie dropped by for a tandem and loved it. See comments below. See you when you come back Jack.

Jack’s tandem with Adrian
Jack and Adrian landed – Photos by Doyley

Stewart Scoffell was still here and did Stages 7, 8 & 9. Dion Francoeur was also still here did Stages 8 & 9. Congratulations on finishing your formal training. Fun jumps for you both now. Just like the other fun jumpers who were still here!

Stewart AFF Stage 7 exit – Photo Adrian
Stewart AFF Stage 8 exit
Stewart AFF Stage 8 alti-check – Photos by Doyley
Stewart AFF Stage 9 dispatch – Photo Adrian
Dion AFF Stage 8 flatfly
Dion AFF Stage 8 track – Photos by Doyley

On Tuesday we had some more tandems here for a bit of fun. Melissa Altman, Yorick Erenyer, Dean Ah Wing, Ricky Balla & Keani Tautau all went for a Tuesdsay leap.  The little plane was kept fairly busy. Some of the guys (who started here at Toogoolawah years ago) were training for National Canopy Championships.

Wednesday and Brodie Irwin & Ben Hespe did Stage 9 of his Wind Tunnel Skydive Courses.

Brodie AFF Stage 9
Ben AFF Stage 9 – Photos by Doyley
Brodie B-Rel 4 – Photo Adrian

Some other tunnel graduates we also here doing B-Rels. See photos below. Great jumps, great shots!

Sam N, Elise S-B, Marlies S B-Rel 6.2 – Photos by Doyley

Then on Thursday Maria Vega Gomez dropped by for a tandem.

Maria tandem

Sam Sloan & Luke Hildebrand did Stage 6 (9) of their WTS.

Sam WTS Stage 6
Luke WTS Stage 6 – Photos by Sara

It was a great little day with the 182 and the Caravan doing loads.

Australia Day Friday 26th January. Aussie Day tandems were Cory Macey, Terri-Anne Emery, Ellen Bingham, Sherilea & David Litzow – who was also celebrating his Birthday.

Cory’s tandem – Photo Doyley
Terri-Anne’s tandem– Photo Sara
Adrian gearing up Ellen Bingham for her first tandem – Photo Ali
Ellen’s tandem – Photo Doyley
Sherilea’s tandem with Scotty – Photo Sara

Happy Birthday Dave! – Photo Doyley

Jumpers Danielle Riley & Geoff Bingham also celebrated Birthdays (and jumped) today. All the Binghams were here! Kim Bingham was back for her first jump “in years”. Just like riding a bike, hey Kim?

Shai B-Rel 1 & 2 – Photo Sara
Sam B-Rel 6 with Elise & Marlies
Hop ’n’ Pop Mick Nugget – Photos by Doyley
Dirt-diving 4-way for Sunset Load on Australia Day – Samantha, Larry from the US, Macca and Geoff Bingham!
Kim Bingham (blue canopy) lands her second jump after 10 years break.
Sunset Load Australia Day!
Sunset landing – Happy Birthday Bing! – Photos by Ali

It was a beaut day. Charlie the 182 did 9 loads of hop & pops and the Caravan took another 45 fun jumpers for nine loads.

Saturday was bigger! There was only a few loads in the 182 but our Caravan Marj was kept busy. The fun jumpers swelled in numbers and something and everything was happening. Amber Parras came around for a tandemKeith Gardiner did Stages 2 & 3 of his Introductory Course, lots of B-Rels were going on and the Staff did some posing for our new promo releases.

Lachlan Neill about to throw his girlfriend Amber from an aeroplane
Amber’s tandem with Ben N. Check out the wing span! – Photos by Doyley
Keith AFF Stage 3
James B-Rel 5
Steve B-Rel 6 – Photos by Adrian
Emily & Bear AFF Stage 2
Sara AFF Stage 2 looking outside
Sara IAD exit
Adrian IAD exit
Holly Head Down – Photos by Doyley

It was a good thing Saturday was action packed. Sunday 28th was on weather hold. Cloud dase and wind meant Hop ‘n’ Pops and experienced jumpers only. Go the 182!   Bring on the Learning Curve Camp!

Macca and the Ramblers Team.

Visitor Book Comments

Jack de Banzie – Glasgow, Scotland – So good!  Adrian and Doyley were awesome!  Can’t wait to do it again!

Keani Tautau – AMAZING! Best experience felt safe and comfortable.  Would defs jump again.

Ricky Balla – So good, great experience – would do it again. Thanks Adrian.

Dean Ahwing – 10/10 would jump again.  Cheers.

Sherilea Litzow – Awesome! Totally amazing.  Thanks Scotty!

Terri-Anne Emery – AMAZING! Very professional & caring staff!  Really enjoyed it!

Cory Macey – The bomb!!!

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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