Toogs DZ e-News #354 (29 Oct. – 4 Nov. 2018)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018


Tom Roberts – Completed AFF & Certificate A
Darren Bundy – Finished B-Rels
Fabio Guardala – B Licence
Cody Richardson – Star Crest
Mitch C – Star Crest
Ryan McStay – C Licence
Charmaine Nielsen – C Licence
Dave Hodson – D Licence

Nina – Head Up Crest
Marie Tardy – Packer B
Smiky – Coach rating

…from the carton log:

Fartosc Bonsic – 200th Jump 1/1 = D
Robin Spedding – 300th Jump
Shelby Jane du Moulin – 400th Jump
Kevin Boudeau – 500th Jump
Olli Dixon – 800th Jump
Cameron White – 1000th Jump
Tanguy Barsacq – 2000th jump

Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th October were weathered out. Lucky! We needed a break after the Equinox Boogie.

Back to normal on Wednesday. Steven Zanow & Gordon Price did Stage 1 AFFTom Roberts did jumps towards his A Licence and Ben Glover & Michael Cnops did refresher jumps.

Steve TAF Stage 1 – Photo Doyley
Gordon TAF Stage 1 – Photo Sara
Ben AFF Refresher – Photo Doyley
Ben AFF Stage 4 – Photo Olli
Michael refresher – Photo Sara

On Thursday 1st November Steven Zanow did Stages 2 & 3, Gordon Price did Stages 2, 3 & 4, Ben Glover did Stages 4, 5 & 6; and Tom Roberts did Stage 9 – completing his AFF! What a day.

Steve AFF Stage 2 – Photo Sara
Gordon AFF Stage 2
Gordon AFF Stage 2 – Photos by Olli
Gordon AFF Stage 2
Gordon AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Sara
Gordon AFF Stage 4 – Photo John Hamilton
Ben AFF Stage 4

Ben AFF Stage 5
Ben AFF Stage 6 – Photos by Doyley

On Friday only 1 hop and pop load went up. Just one of those days. We had a beaut little Sausage Sizzle. People started arriving for the weekend.

Saturday arrived. So did a few Tandems. Marilee Hubert, Lyndon Bull, Gary Jackson, Taylor Muggleton & Edward Atkins all made the big leap.

Marilee tandem – Photo Olli
Marilee’s tandem up close – Photo Andy
Lyndon in tandem with Mason
Gary in tandem with Mason, under canopy – Photos by Mason
Edward’s tandem – Photo by Andy

Andre Sandros was here for his First Jump Course. Ian Baker did AFF 2 and 3. And David Purdie did 3, 4 & 5. And Thiago Giraldi & Simon did refreshers.

Ian AFF Stage 2 – opening
Ian AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Sara
David AFF Stage 3 with Olli
David AFF Stage 4 with Olli – Photos by Adrian
David AFF Stage 5 first time flying by himself – Photo Sara
Simon refresh high five – Photo Adrian
Thiago concentrating hard on his refresher jump – Photo Sara

There were loads of skydivers here and we did quite a few loads. Martin and Kristina did lots of successful RW, Star crests and B-Rels. Great stuff.

Star Crest Saturday

“We had a great day with 8 or 9 jumpers in each group, sunny with good winds and not too hot.

Four crestlings attempted the ASC on the day – Cody Richardson, Michael Binnie and Ash Robinson (three jumps each) and Nellie Moody (one). Cody smashed it and nailed all his jumps, and is a certified legend. Michael and Ash did well and have one and two ASC jumps completed respectively, and have learned a lot about what PFS (personal flying skills) are needed. Nellie joined us for the last jump and did well also, and has learned a lot about the reason some of us wear weights – fantastic powers of recovery from going low though.

Congratulations Cody and well done to all. Special thanks also to the ASC holders who jumped with us on the day, Macca and Darren for supporting star crest jumps as always, Jenny and all the manifest staff for putting up with my unreasonable requests and Rangry for excellent camera work.

Another ASC weekend up soon, details to come.”

It’s always party time at Ramblers
Star crest Load 3
Star crest Load 2 everyone in – thumbs up – Photos by Rangry

Sunday was a bit slower, but not much! Tandems were Steven Freeman, Bailey Forrest, Rupert Brocx, Lee-Anne Harvey, Jason Bobeldyk, Alex Harvey, Nathan Harvey & Zachary Harvey.

Steve’s tandem – Photo Doyley
Rupert in tandem with Andy – Photo by Andy
Lee-Anne in tandem with Darren – Photo by Olli D
with Leanne and friends…
Jason in tandem with Andy – having a go at flying the canopy – Photo by Andy
Alex before her tandem with Sara
Alex in freefall – Photos by Sara
Nathan’s tandem exit
Nathan in freefall
John chasing Nathan’s tandem – Photos by Adrian
Zac’s tandem – Photo Doyley

Andre Santos got stuck into it and did Stages 2, 3 & 4 of his AFF Course. Cory Cassell did Stage 7, & David Purdie did Stages 6, 7 & 8. Thiago got his Stage 6 successfully completed.

Andre AFF Stage 4 – Photo Sara
Andre AFF Stage 4 from a different angle – Photo Olli
Cory AFF Stage 7 backflips – Photo Sara
David AFF Stage 6
David AFF Stage 7 backflips
David AFF Stage 8 tracking for days – Photos by Adrian
Thiago AFF Stage 6 – Photo Sara
Simon B-Rel with Adam and Doyley – Photo Mason (?)
Aaron Head Up Crest – Photo Doyley
Shelby Head Up – Photo Adrian

It was hot weather but it didn’t stop the keen ones! And Karen McEvoy Aslett jumped her brand new Javelin & Safire 3 – ding ding!

Qld Blast 4-way Skills Camp with Kristina and Alex

4-way Blast with Alex Cattaneo, Kobi McKerihan, Jason Schloss, and Ryan McStay – Photo by David Brown
Kobi McKerihan – Photo by David Brown

Thanks to Kristina Hicks and Alex Cattaneo for running this event.

Video by David Brown

You are invited to participate in the first BLAST E-LEAGUE COMPETITION 2018 across QLD dropzones. Jump out of your preferred aircraft at your preferred DZ. We officially have 15 teams registered within QLD and NT. Competition faces on, get jumping, practice those rounds and submit your best jumps before 31st of December! There will be Medal Awards & prizes! 1st prize is a Gold Medal and $1000 worth of jump tickets!!! For more info, join the QLD Blast e-League 2018 Facebook page.

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See ya!
Macca & Team Ramblers.


Marilee & Lyndon – Awesome experience.  You’re all crazy!!  Thanks for bringing us down safely.  Keep enjoying.

Steve Freeman – Kingaroy – Undescribable experience. Great instructor tandem master Darren.  Be back next year.

Lee-Anne HARVEY – I cannot say thankyou enough.  It was everything I thought it would be.  I will be smiling for days.  Bucket list is getting smaller.  THANK YOU ♡

More recent Achievements – from the carton log…

Elise – 100
Mick Tilly – 400 hrs
Spotdog – 700 hours yeowww
Tim Nettleship – First Co-Pilot
Liam Burrell – 1st Night Jump load (Pilot)

Lynn – First (failed) 4-way
Miles Meyrick – 1st tandem ever
Jackson Brockwell – 1st NOX
Marc Rochecouste – 1st NOX
Halei Lopex – 1st NOX
J. Munster – 1st NOX
Tim Nettleship – 1st NOX
Mitch Campbell – 1st NOX
Teags – 1st NOX
Germany – 1st NOX
Gerri Whittaker – 1st NOX
Ben Nordkamp – 1st Aust Flag Jump @ NOX
H. Lopez – 1st Jump at Equinox

Siew Fern Zim – 1st Time @ Toogs
Chris – 1st Jump at Ramblers

MJ – 1st Boogie
Jamie D – 1st Boogie
Adrian Ward – 1st Boogie
Benoit Grusseamu – 1st Boogie
Jamie Pratt – 1st Boogie!
Jessica – 1st Boogie
Teddi – 1st Boogie
Smity – NOX
Eloise – NOX!!

Siew Fern – First Tandem!
Declan Brownlee – Meatball Crest
Germain Sieurin – First bellyflying 14th skydivers with tube
John Hamilton – 1st Star Crest as Base
Robbie McMillan – 1st Meteor Man
John Hamilton – 1st AFF Camera Jump
Cotte Vincent – 1000th jump of the Season
Jason Schloss – First time on day tape

Upcoming events

17 – 21 December – Learning Curve Camp

26 – 31 December – Xmas Feelgood Time

18 – 22 February 2019 – Learning Curve Camp
15 – 19 April 2019 – Learning Curve Camp
10-14 June 2019 – Learning Curve Camp
12 – 16 August 2019 – Learning Curve Camp
7-11 October 2019 – Learning Curve Camp
9-13 December 2019 – Learning Curve Camp

Hi everyone, if anybody is thinking of skydiving, Skydive Ramblers is the perfect place! They have awesome and experienced instructors. You can complete a number of courses or just came for a tandem jump. The area is amazing!!!!


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