It Newsletter time again, Monday 5th November. The week started well with students Adam Frankel and Andrew Cook doing Stages 1 & 2 of their AFF Courses. David Purdie continued towards his accuracy jump requirements.
On Tuesday the weather was ok for a while. The resident jumpers managed to get a load in before the hot northerly winds picked up.
Our only TandemWednesday was Tess Mercado. Also Ken Wieland did a first jump course and Paul Skender did a refresher. It kept the day moving.
Thursday. In the morning it looked like bad weather was set in, but it cleared to a beautiful jumping day. Tandem for the day was Deborah Brollo. People started arriving to get ready for the C17. Lots of Funtastic Friday tickets were being sold!
On FridayKen Wieland did Stage 1 of his AFF Course. Late in the afternoon the C17 buzzed the DZ (and the District), twice! We also did heaps of fun jumper loads. C17 fever was in the air! People wanted to get current.
Saturday. Then it happened. Over 250 people arrived before 7.00am! Then they all left by bus to RAAF Amberley Base only to return again by C17! Our Tandems were Paul Lowry, Steven McPartland and Jason Finlay. New students Courtney Lennon, Chris Lees, Brandon Green, Tim Mingay, Marc Dunlop and Lachlan Merrick did Stage 1 of their AFF Courses. Andre Santos did Stages 5, 6 & 7. What a day! The DZ hasn’t seen anything like it before.
The big C-17 jump in aid of Legacy happened! Along with all the 250+ fun jumpers a number of Tandem jumps were also on board. See if you can check some of the videos posted on YouTube and Facebook.
C17 Video by David Brown
The party at the DZ went off Saturday night. The bell didn’t stop ringing!
On Sunday it was back to normal, sort of. Our Tandems were Georgia White, Nathan Byrnes and Alisha Van Schie. Courtney Lennon, Marc Dunlop and Brandon Green did Stage 2 of their AFF Courses and Tim Mingay did Stages 2, 3 & 4. There were lots of fun jumpers still here. The weather was great and Homer flew lots of loads.
Then it was Pub Night, which was pretty quiet really, which was to be expected really.
David Browne – First time jumping at Toogs Aaron (Moo) – C-17 Luke Richardson – C-17 Corey – C-17 Chen – C-17 Cam – C-17 Marcus – C-17 Kevin – Star Crest Jamie Strews – C- 17 Nollie – C-17 Rob – C-17 Bianca Wilson – C-17 Katy Willcock – C-Licence Drewy – C-17 Richard – C-17 Archie – C-17 Gibbo – C-17 Tel – C-17 John Hamilton – 1st C-17 Allister Ware – 1st C-17 Jas Colless – 1st Loadmaster C-17 Ali Bates – C-17 Gary Schryn – C-17 Ash – C-17 Conor O’Neile – SEE-17 Melissa Lisle – C-17 Adam Lisle – C-17 Dannyel Alfold – First Toogs Jump Jack P – C-17 Jump Skye Marsh – 1st Solo Jump James Pritchard – C-17 Gavin Maxwell – 700 Dylan Rice – C-17 Spot – C-17 Luke E – Toogs First Ben P – C-17 Jackson Brockwell – SEE-17 Jason Finlay – 1 Time Chris Ellis – C-17 Aston Cochrane C-17 Chris Golding – Legacy C17 Jump – Woot Woot! Daniel Bindi – Legacy C17 1st Jump Brad Jones – C17 Jump Ash Bobowski – C17 Jump David Browne – C17 Jump Isaac Wardle – 1st Jump at Toooooogs Adam Williams Because (8th C17) Olli Dixon – First C17 Ebbony Bradford – First C17 Shaun Hodgy – C17 Elise – C17 James – 1st C17 Shelbyyyy – C17 James – Legacy Dan Ross – C17 Stephen Cowley – C17 Mick Connors – C17 Cam White – C17 Katy Willcock – C17 Woooooo Jane Davenport – C17
I have been to Toogoolawah for 3 tandem jumps so far. I am trying to make it a yearly event. I love the atmosphere out there in the bush, with the kangaroos around.