Toogs DZ e-News #360 (10-16 Dec. 2018)

Monday, December 17, 2018


Nick Fisher – Completed AFF
Jamie Johnstone – Completed AFF
Philip Filipi – Completed AFF
Mathew Lee – Completed AFF
Shonee Samia – Completed AFF
Laura Yuck Ling Kan – Completed AFF & Certificate A
Jamie Johnstone – Certificate A

Monday 10th December, the start of a busy student training week. First up, Ben Presser and Nick Fisher started and completed Stage 1 of their AFF Courses. Mathew Lee was back for Stages 2 & 3 and Jun-Ting Lin did Stages 3 & 4.

Ben TAF 1 practice touch
Mat AFF Stage 3
Lin AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Sara

Another busy day TuesdayBen Presser and Nick Fisher did Stages 2 & 3, Mathew Lee did Stages 4 & 5, and Philip Filipi and Jun-Ting Lin did Stages 5 & 6!

Adrian with Ben
Nick AFF Stage 3
Mat AFF Stage 4 – Photos by Doyley
Mat AFF Stage 5
Philip AFF Stage 5
Philip AFF Stage 6
Lin AFF Stage 5
Lin AFF Stage 6 – Photos by Sara

On Wednesday Jhock Corong started the 1st Jump Course and did Stage 1. Ben Presser and Nick Fisher knocked over Stages 4, 5 & 6. Mathew Lee did Stages 6, 7 & 8 and Philip Filipi did Stages 7 & 8. Whew!

Ben AFF Stage 4
Ben AFF Stage 5
Ben AFF Stage 5 – canopy opening
Ben AFF Stage 6
Nick AFF Stage 5 – Photo Millie
Mat AFF Stage 6
Mat AFF Stage 7 backflips
Mat AFF Stage 8 – Photos by Sara
Phil AFF Stage 8 – Photo Robbie
Dennis back jumping after a 2 year break – Photo Sara
Shonee B-Rel Stage 1 – Photo Robbie

Thursday.  Reilly Cartlidge and Fiona McHugh were back for a  refresher. Ben Presser pressed on with Stages 7 & 8.  Nick Fisher did Stages 7, 8 & 9, and Jamie Johnstone, Philip Filipi, Mathew Lee and Shonee Samia all did Stage 9 – all completing their AFF!  Congratulations Everyone! What a day!

Ben AFF Stage 7 – Photos by Doyley
Nick backflipping AFF Stage 7 – Photo Sara
Phil AFF Stage 8 – Photo Robbie
Shonee AFF Stage 9 – finished with a stand up landing next to the target!

Friday was not so busy. Bad weather was looming. However we go a couple of loads away and Julian Brady did his AFF 8.

Julian AFF Stage 8

Saturday was forecast to be bad so not many jumpers came along. It was jumpable all day! Our Tandems David Gascoigne and Jason Pens got their knees in the breeze.  Four new 1st Jump Students arrived. John Sinclair, Brodie Stewart, Sandy Foo and Bevan Walsh all did Stage 1 AFFLaura Kan did Stage 9 – completing her AFF, well done.

David Gascoigne and Robbie coming in to land
David being presented with his Certificate
Jason and Marc coming in to land
Jason Pens and Jami-Lee for his surprise 25th Birthday jump – Photos by Karen
Bevan TAF Stage 1 – Photo Robbie
Sandy TAF Stage 1 – Photo Sara
Laura AFF Stage 9 – Photo Olli
Laura and Olli with her AFF Completion Certificate – Photo Karen
Nick with his Certificate
Shonee, Philip, Mat and Jamie with their Certificates – Photos by Sara

Sunday was awash with rain. But what a great week of student training. More jumpers of the future.

See ya!
Macca & Team Ramblers.

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Shonee Samia aka The Panda J – You guys are LEGENDS!! Learnt so much more the past 3 days than I’ve learnt the past 3 months. Ya’ll the REAL MVP’s 🙂  Much love XOXO

Philip Filipi – Thanks a lot had a great time!  Learnt a lot really had a lot of fun.  Can’t wait to be back!

Mathew Lee – Great people to learn these skills from, have had the time of my life learning and developing new skills 🙂  Thanks Team!

Nick Fisher – Ramblers have made my dream that seemed so out of reach a reality.  I have learnt an incredible amount in a short time with amazing people and staff.  Will be coming here forever and basically become a part of the amazing crew.  Thanks LEGENDS 🙂

Jason Pens – Ramblers have made my Birthday amazing.  Such awesome people.

Sami-Lee Boutell – Absolutely the best experience, friendly staff, great environment.  Could make anyone’s day!

Jr Sinclair – Awesome.  Had A great time.

Sandy Foo – Great Day!  Learnt heaps and awesome fun.

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