Toogs DZ e-News #357 (19-25 November 2018)

Monday, November 26, 2018


Andrew Preston – CRW coach revalidated
Cale Conerly– 1st Jump at Ramblers
Dan Evers – Last jumps in Oz

Monday 19th Another start to a beautiful week. Tandems for today were Hannah McCubben and Renee Crothy, both enjoyed their tandem skydives.

Hannah in freefall with Doyley – Photos by John H
Renee’s tandem with Sara – Photo Olli

Tuesday 20th   Blue Skies and light winds, made for an awesome day. Annika Bjoerin joined us for a Tandem skydive with Sara. Adam Rikys started his B licence training table. 5 Fun loads were had.

Annika and friend on ground – Photo Oli M
Annika’s tandem in freefall – Photo Alex
Adam B-Rel 1 – Photo Sara

Wednesday 21st Our first time jumper was Benjamin Kullman who flew all the way from Canada to start his AFF Course. Ben finished both the theory and Stage 1 of his AFF course today. Ben will be staying all week working through his AFF course Yeow!

Ben and Sara in the plane
Ben and Sara practice pulls TAF Stage 1 – Photos by John H

Thursday 22nd  Then it happened.. The winds starting picking up, strong, fast and turbulent from the west… we all stayed on the ground. Was a good theory day for all our students.

Friday 23rd  Same conditions as yesterday, strong westerly winds…The experienced jumpers took to the skies, but only for one jump. Students learnt how to pack their parachutes.

Saturday 24th  Hsuan Lee and Giovanni Pitzalis both booked in for an Addiction Packages (20jumps) both spent a day in the classroom doing their First Jump Course, by early morning those westerly winds were too strong to jump. Sarge held a CRW (Canopy Relative Work) theory session.

Wind blowing the windsock and aerodynamic paraphernalia

Sunday 25th  Finally a break in the weather.. blues skies and light winds… Lets get jumping!! Tandems for today were Sarah Percy, Tanaya Allen and Julie Crawford. All three loved their tandem skydives. Students Hsuan Lee and Giovanni Pitzalis completed Stage 1 of their AFF Courses, Benjamin Kullman did Stage 2 of his Course and Terry Frey did Stage 3. What a great day!!

Sarah tandem exit
Sarah in freefall – Photos by Adrian

Tanaya tandem freefall
Tanaya under canopy – Photos by Sara
Julie’s tandem
Hsuan TAF Stage 1 with Andy – Photos by Olli
Giovanni TAF Stage 1
Ben AFF Stage 2 – Photo Adrian
Ben AFF Stage 2 – Photos by John H
Terry AFF Stage 3
Aaron B-Rel 4 – Photos by Sara


Sarah Percy – INCREDIBLE!  Such a good bunch of guys who made it so fun.  Extremely loved it.  Will def be back!  Tick off the bucket list.

Julie Crawford – What an amazing experience.  Loved every minute of it.  Sara was so good and I felt very confident in her hands.

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See ya!
Macca & Team Ramblers.

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