Toogs DZ e-News #352 (15-21 Oct. 2018)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

ACHIEVEMENTS @ Pre-Nox LCC

Matteo Chiodi – Certificate B
Harold Davies – Certificate C

ACHIEVEMENTS @ Equinox Boogie

Shaun West – Certificate A
Jason Munster – Certificate B & C
David Hodson – Certificate D

Ian Brooks – Head-Up Freefly Crest
Marley Nolan-Duncan – Head-Up and Head-Down Freefly Crests


Monday 15th October, and Learning Curve was here again in what was a very wet week, so not much happened today except for our newest student Ruby Webber who did her First Jump Course.


On Tuesday the weather cleared up enough for Ruby to do her Stage 1. The LCC finally got cracking with a few loads.

Ruby TAF  Stage 1 exit
Ruby loving it – Photos by Sara

Our only tandem Wednesday was Marianne Haas.  The weather picked up a bit. Andrew Petrusma did Stages 6 & 7 of his AFF Course. Learning Curve campers were happy.

Marianne tandem exit
Marianne freefall
Marianne under canopy – Photos by Adrian
Andrew AFF Stage 6 – trust the arch
Andrew AFF Stage 6 – Photos by Sara
Andrew AFF Stage 7 – Photo Doyley
Lynn B-Rel 2 & 3
Darren & Olli freeflying – Photos by Adrian
Adrian freefall training – Photo Doyley

Thursday was very quiet. Not the best weather again but a few loads got going. LCC seminars were well received, as were Harvey’s landing reviews.

Lynn 4 way with Harry – Photo Adrian
Lynn B-Rel 5 with Matteo, Irish Johnny doing outside camera – Photo Sara

We had another 1st Jump Course on Friday. David Purdie did Stages 1 & 2 of his AFF Course. The LCC jumpers got a few more loads in. People started arriving for the Equinox. Things started hotting up!

David TAF Stage 1 freefall
David TAF Stage 1 canopy – Photos by Adrian
David before AFF Stage 2
Lynn B-Rel Stage 6 with Jason – Photos by Sara
Darren B-Rel 6.2 with Shelby & John

Saturday. The Equinox Boogie was off to a good weather start. About 100 people had registered. Both Caravans took to the skies. Our only tandem for the day was Miles Meyrick.

Miles tandem exit
Miles tandem freefall
Darren B-Rel 6.3 with Ash & Jason – Photos by Adrian

Sunday was also off to a good start. Both planes were doing sorties. Then about midday the storm started building and the loads slowed down. Mason ran a seminar. Then the storm hit! Chaos broke out for a while, the storm passed, the clean up started. And the bell started ringing. Elad and Ryan’s Day Tapes are a blast. So is the live music: “Skysounds“. There’s a good vibe in the air. As I write this column it’s Monday and the weather is beautiful!

BRING ON EQUINOX!!!

See ya!
Macca & Team Ramblers.

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