Toogs DZ e-News #364 (7-13 Jan. 2019)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Toby Minns – Completed AFF
Claudio Manganiello – Completed AFF
Jared Moore – Completed AFF
William Sawyer – Completed AFF & Certificate A

John Hannan – Certificate D
Oliver Morris – Certificate D
Jamie Lindsay – First wingsuit jump!

Monday 7th. Not so sunny today. The Low clouds kept us on the ground. Students all got thorough packing lessons. 5 New students for the classroom, they were Thomas Sawyer, Toby Minns, Zakery Waters, Luke Henry and Rita Domingues.

Tuesday 8th. Blue Skies and light winds. The tandem for today was Justin Adamson.  Students Toby Minns and Thomas Sawyer did Stages 1, 2 & 3 of their AFF Courses and William Sawyer did Stage 8.

Justin in tandem with Sara
Justin Hi5 after landing – Photos by Sara
Karen, Justin and Debbie
Toby before AFF Stage 2 – Photos by Sara
Tom TAF Stage 1 – Photo Adrian
Tom AFF Stage 2
Tom AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Doyley
Will AFF Stage 8

Low clouds again but the skies opened up for one load. Tandems were Clare Van Dorssen and Kellyn Morris congratulations!

Toby Minns, Tom Sawyer and Will Sawyer all started to learn to pack there parachutes.

Clare tandem
Clare lovin’ the canopy ride – Photos by Sara
Kel exit
Kel under canopy – Photos by Adrian
“Brain Buzz” Channel 9 tandems Sara, Clare, Kellyn and Adrian – Photo Karen

Thursday 10th. A great day for students, Tom Sawyer and Toby Minns powered through their Stages 4, 5 & 6 of their AFF Courses, all happy smiles at the end of a great day of jumping.

Tom AFF Stage 4 – Photo Tish
Tom AFF Stage 5
Tom AFF Stage 6 – Photos by Adrian
Adrian and Tom
Toby AFF Stage 4
Toby AFF Stage 5
Toby AFF Stage 6 – Photos by Sara

Friday 11th, Funtastic Friday, student Tom Sawyer did Stage 7 of his AFF Course and Toby Minns did Stages 7, 8 & 9 – completing his AFF! YEOW! The local jumpers kept the plane in the air.

Tom AFF Stage 7 – tracking for days – Photo Adrian
Toby AFF Stage 8 – Photo Doyley
Toby AFF Stage 9
Warren B-Rel 5 with Oli – Photos by Adrian

Tandems Saturday 12th were Windston Olive, Joseph Ellul, Ben Richardson, Kira Irwin, Daygen Colledge and Joshua Oliveros.

Students Dominic Carroll, Lily Carroll, and Kieren Perkins did Stage 1 of their AFF CoursesLachlan Merrick did Stage 3, Jared Moore did Stages 7 & 8, Claudio Manganiello did Stages 8 & 9,  and Will Sawyer did Stage 9 – completing their AFF!

And Luke Rogers conducted a Wingsuit first Flight course for Jamie Lindsay.

Windston tandem freefall – Photo Sara
Windston with his Tandem Certificate
Ben tandem exit
Ben tandem with John Hannan
Kira in tandem with Darren – Photos by Adrian
Dominic TAF Stage 1 – Photo Andy
Kieren TAF Stage 1
Kieran with his TAFF Stage 1 Certificate
Lachlan AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Sara
Jared exiting AFF Stage 6
Jared AFF Stage 8 – Photos by Doyley
Claudio AFF Stage 8 – Photo Adrian
Will AFF Stage 9 – Photo Sara
Wingsuiters with coach Luke Rogers – Photo by Karen

Tandems Sunday 13th were Caroline Ferreira Costa and Ana Paiva.

Student Jared Moore did Stage 9 – completing his AFF Course! Great day for all our B-Rel students.

Caroline tandem – Photo Alvarro

Ana from Brazil loves skydiving – Photos by Doyley
Ana – legs up for landing – Photo by Karen
Will B-Rel 1 – Photo Adrian
Matt R B-Rel 1
Matt R B-Rel 2 and 3 – Photos by Doyley
Andre B-Rel 3
Andre B-Rel 4
Jonathan refresher – Photos by Sara
Freefly with Angus Robinson and Chris Murphy – Photo by Ty Fels
Warren Collins, with Claude Gillard and Christine Collins – Photo by Karen.

Christine started jumping with Ramblers when she was 16, and is now back at Ramblers with her Son Warren, who also just did some skydiving time with us recently. They also did their First ever Skydive together on the weekend!

See ya,

Macca & Team Ramblers.


Kira Irwin – Brilliant experience.  Darren is so funny & so experienced.  I can’t wait to go again.  Much Love XXXX

Kieren Perkins – Awesome experience doing my first stage.  Thanks a lot Sara for keeping me alive.

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Chris Wojtowicz

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