Toogs DZ e-News #315 (29 Jan. – 4 Feb. 2018)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Alex Lay – Certificate E
Stuart Burgess – Head-Up Freefly Crest
Simon Ursin – Star Crest

It’s Monday 29th January and it’s the start of the Learning Curve Camp. Four swoopers arrived for a couple of days National Titles training. There were seven LCC people here but the winds were up a bit. Eventually we got going and two Caravan and four 182 loads got everybody their jumps.

It was all Charlie the 182 doing all but one of the 14 loads today, Tuesday. Wind Tunnel students Talia King and Lucy Lomas did Stages 1 & 2 of their Courses. About 8 LCC jumpers were still at it. A few fun loads were done and things were warming up.

Talia TAF Stage 1 with Doyley
Lucy after TAF Stage 1 – Photos by Doyley
Talia WTS Stage 2 – Photo Sara
Ange Hop ’n’ Pop
Tara Hop’n’Pop – Photos by Doyley
“Sweet Johnny” and “Irish Johnny” track exit – Photo Sara
Doyley, Mick & Adrian track exit

On Wednesday 11 Curvers  continued jumping. Three Marj and four Charlie loads kept everybody busy. The  Learning Curve seminars kept happening.

Gangle exit – Photo Adrian
Adrian swooping

And that was it for the rest of the week. Party over.
Thursday was blown out and it rained for three days.
By Sunday the weather started to clear. It dried out for a few jumps in the afternoon, but big winds. What do they say, “you get that on the big jobs”! Oh well, the next Learning Curve Camp will be a beauty so keep the dates free.

There are a few “big things” being planned so watch this space.
And thanks again Harvey, your landing videos were appreciated.

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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