Toogs DZ e-News #323 (26 March – 1 April 2018)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


Kenneth Navarro Osuna – Completed Wind Tunnel AFF (WTO)
Luke Puxley – Completed AFF
Sam Nield – Certificate C
Monique Rothe – 700 Jumps

It was a quiet start to the week with nothing happening on Monday 26th of March. Things picked up on Tuesday. Roger Mulckey arrived with a crew for some jumps. Peter Cross, Michael Binnie, and Damien Helgeson got stuck into it in the 182. Some regular fun jumpers joined in.

On Wednesday Raphael Pajot arrived for a refresher jump. Damien and Peter were still here. Ashley Robinson was up for a B-Rel. Other fun jumpers got the Caravan going. Thursday was quiet. The whole week was a bit “weatherish”.

Raphael refresher jump
Ash B-Rel 1 – Photos by Sara

Then it was Easter. Good Friday brought good weather, sort of. It was clearing up. Our new Tandems were Craig Horrigan and Katrina Kliese.  We had a 1st Jump Course and Tim Houben and Trent Cotton did Stage 1. Nicholas McComb did Stage 6. Both the 182 and the Caravan shared the lifts. It was a good start to the holiday break with a good crew of fun jumpers here as well.

Katrina and Doyley on exit
Katrina thumbs up – Photos by Alex
Trent TAF 1
Anthony’s angle group – Photos by Doyley

On Saturday our tandems were Stephen Banks and Karissa Lindeman. New 1st J.C. student from yesterday Cody Richardson did Stages 1, 2 & 3 of his Addiction PackageTrent Cotton did Stages 2 & 3, and Tim Houben did Stages 2, 3 & 4. Alex Carlson was back for a refresher. Luke Puxley was also here and did Stages 8 & 9 – completing his AFF Course, well done! More fun jumpers were here and we got 10 sorties done.

Karissa exiting the plane with Dave
Karissa rocking freefall
Cody TAF Stage 1 alti check
Cody deploying – Photos by Alex
Tim AFF Stage 2 with Anthony – Photos by Dave
Luke AFF Stage 8
Luke AFF Stage 9
Alex refresher – Photos by Doyley

Easter Sunday, the 1st of April – April Fool’s Day. It was bigger than yesterday. Lots of fun jumpers kept the loads full and moving. More “new” skydivers arrived; Masahiro Yamamoto, Kevin Hadi, Francesco Bosco, Ahmed Ehsani & Jarrod Kaye all did Tandems. Ka Lam Cheung did Stages 3 & 4. Tim Houben and Cody Richardson did Stages 4 & 5.

Masahiro in tandem with Andy – Photo Anthony
Kevin’s tandem
Kevin about to deploy – Photos by Alex
Ahmed (Jackie) – Photo Doyley
Tim AFF Stage 4 with Ben
Tim AFF Stage 5 – Photos by Anthony
Cody AFF Stage 4
Cody AFF Stage 5
Ty and Simon two-way – Photos by Doyley
Angle exit

Monique Rothe’s 700 Jump 8-way angle – Photo Anthony

It was a great Easter weekend, lots of everything skydiving happening. Monique did jump number 700, well done Sky Goddess! And then it was off to the pub for a bit of fun.

See ya,

Macca and the Ramblers Team.

Visitor Book Comments

Kat Kliese – “3rd time looking to go solo.  Thanks Ramblers ♥ Kat XO”
Karissa Lindeman – “Awesome! Great 30th Birthday Gift. #1 Lifetime Experience!”

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