Toogs DZ e-News #339 (16-22 July 2018)

Thursday, July 26, 2018


Cameron Luck – Completed AFF
Peter Duggan – Completed AFF
Josh Large – Completed AFF
Dave Oakroot – Certificate A
Jai Seefeld – Certificate A
Connor O’Neile – Certificate C

It’s Monday 16th and we had two Tandem jumpers taking the plunge for the first time – Sophie Geddes & Angus Groome who jumped for his 14th Birthday – Happy Birthday Angus!  Student Peter Duggan did Stages 7 & 8 of his AFF Course.

Peter backlooping on AFF Stage 7
Peter AFF Stage 8 – Photo Olli

On Tuesday we had another two Tandems M V Srikumar Nair & Abd Hanid Khalid.  Students Cameron Luck & Peter Duggan did Stage 9 – completing their AFF!

Khalid lovin’ freefall
Khalid and Adrian under canopy – Photos by Adrian
Peter AFF Stage 9
Cameron AFF Stage 9 – Congratulations Guys!
Oli Morris B-Rel Stage 5
Shelby rockin’ a freefly fun jump – Photos by Olli

On Wednesday student Josh Large did Stage 9 – completing his AFF!

Josh AFF Stage 9 – Congratulations! – Photo Adrian

Thursday Veterans 4 Youth brought a veritable formation of jumpers for Tandems once more –  Lennon Peter, Rhys, Juri , Brock, Alex, DamonJackCallan, Marsel, Douglas, Timothy, Riley, Dylan, Zayne, Lucio, Conor, Daniel, Ronan, Henry, Ben, Willoughby, Jack, William, Harrison, & Blake.

Veterans 4 Youth aim to help troubled kids lacking self-esteemself confidence, and resilience, and guide them to reach their full potential. The camp helps them to learn self-discipline and self-motivation. The goal is to develop their leadership potential and respect for others, setting them up for future challenges in life. For more information on  Veterans for Youth website:

Lenny lovin’ freefall and under canopy – Photos by Doyley

Damon doing likewise – Photos by Doyley

Doug twistin’ freefall – Photos by Scotty
Riley taking it all in
Dylan all smiles
Lucio & Adrian all smiles as well – Photos by Adrian
Ronan with Marc on the sunset load – Photo Shelby
Alex taking in the light of sunset
Ben totally rockin’ out – Photos by Adrian
Willoughby drinkin’ it up – Photo Doyley
Jack poppin’ it – Photo Scotty
Harrison with Marc – Photos by Shelby
Blake with Marc – Photos by Shelby

“Veterans 4 Youth” jumpers – Photos by Doyley

“Veterans 4 Youth” jumpers – Photos by Scotty

On Friday more Veterans 4 Youth participants took the plunge in TandemMatthew, Trampus, Hayden, and Alice.

Trampus and Scotty channelling “Superman” – Photo Shelby
Alice enjoying canopy – Photo Adrian

Matthew in Tandem with Marc – Photos by Olli

Saturday we had another five “V4YTandemsRyan, Isabella, Tahlia, Aoife & Alannah, as well as some regular Tandems Stephen Gwynn-Jones & Lucas Fowler, and some very special Tandems from our skydiving family – Janine, Rhomaney & Tait Whitten – as well as Instructors Brett Higgins, Archie Jamieson & Wayne McLachlan – welcome back guys!  Student Riz completed his refresher course and Student Sarah Doublet did Stage 2 of her AFF Course.

Bella all smiles – Photo Sara
Tahlia and Adrian

Stephen lovin’ his tandem – Photos by Adrian
Aaron B-Rels 1+2 – Photo Olli
Riz refresher
“Na na na na na na na na – Batman!” – Lipsy tracking  – Photos by Sara

Our Tandems on Sunday were Michael Miller, Gary Cameron & Glen Clewett.  Students Sarah Doublet did Stages 3 & 4 of her AFF Course, and Cory Cassell did Stages 4 & 5. Emmet Ryan and Greg Thomas also completed a refresher course.

Michael under canopy
Gary in freefall
Glen lovin’ freefall – Photos by Adrian
Sarah AFF Stage 4 – Photo Sara
Cory AFF Stage 4 –  Photo Doyley
Oli B-Rel 6 with Cody and Cory – Photo Olli
Emmet TAF – Photo by Adrian

See ya

Macca & Team Ramblers.

Visitor Book Comments

Lowis – Had a blast, I’ll be back!
Michael Muller – WoooHI!!!
Gary Cameron – Great, with thanks.
Glen Clewett – Such a rush so goood.
Emmet Ryan – Love it/12

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