Toogs DZ e-News #320 (5-11 March 2018)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Angela Lions – Certificate B
James Gentle – Certificate B

Photos Missed From Last Week:

Mitchell Brown AFF Stage 3 – Photo Anthony

This newsletter was supposed to start from Wednesday but most of the week was rained and/or blown out! So it’s Newsletter time and it’s Friday 9th of March. And still the weather was “iffy”. We had some freeflyers about. Mason and his crew did 3 loads. Great sausage sizzle, thanks Doyley.

And you guessed it, on Saturday the weather was only just jumpable for the first load in the morning. The flatties were dirt dived ready for a hot load but it was not to be. Our new students Robert Peter Lyndon, Charles Grevell and Drew McDade started their 1st Jump Course and got Stage 1 done in the afternoon when we managed two more windy jumps. But people were leaving. The DZ was looking bare.

Robert AFF Stage 1 with Darren – Photo Adrian
Charlie AFF Stage 1 – Photo Scotty
Brandon AFF Stage 7 – Photo Doyley

Holly and John Leach were here bright and early Saturday morning to start the TSC Working Bee to paint the bar. A few more members chipped in on Saturday and got the job done. Well done Holly for getting it going, and John and the Team!

TSC volunteers – Paint the Bar Working Bee

It was similar Sunday. Good weather, bad weather. Only the die-hards remained. Our Tandems were Ben Canning and Hayden Williams, both mates of jumpers. Student Brandon Petterssen managed Stage 8.

Hayden’s tandem Sunday – Photo Andy
Brandon AFF Stage 8 “freestyling” his exit
Brandon looking more conventional in freefall – Photos by  Doyley

Mason’s crew were still at it and at least picked up some good info as well as more than a few jumps.

Photo courtesy of Mason Corby
Photo courtesy of Mason Corby
Photo courtesy of Mason Corby

And yeah, you guessed it again. On Monday the weather was perfect! Load four is in the air now.

See ya,

Macca and the Ramblers Team.

Visitor Book Comment

Ben Canning – That was the maddest thing ever. Thanks Adrian.

Awesome Autumn
Ramblers Super Savings Initiatives

…for the month of March only!

This is the place for your AFF Skydive Course! It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life and in no small part due to the great people at the Toogoolawah dropzone. I highly recommend this place for those considering learning how to throw themselves out of a perfectly good airplane. You won't regret your decision.

Sean B.

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