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Toogs DZ e-News #369 (11-17 February 2019)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Toby Minns – Certificate A
Nick Fisher – Certificate A
Terry Frey – Certificate A

Franzi – 50th jump!
Tezza – First jump in 17 months
Mick Tilly – First formation
Smithy – 700th & First formation
Flossy – 1st formation angle
Kelly – 2000

It Newsletter time, from Monday 11th February, and after a great weekend Jarod Hepburn was still here and did Stage 4 of his AFF Course. Ninette Keller did Stages 4, 5 & 6. It was a good start to the week but the weather turned against for a couple of days!

We got going again on Wednesday but only just. It was a bit the same Thursday. However our newest students Chris Cavanagh and Silas Barnes did Stage 1 of their AFF Courses.

Silas TAF Stage 1 – Photo Erik
Chris and Silas with Sara – 1st jump completed – Photo Karen
Erik freeflying
Nathan B-Rel Stage 2 – Photos by Adrian

On Friday things picked up. Madeline Rogers did a tandemChris Cavanagh did Stages 2, 3 & 4 of his AFF Course. Mason Corby arrived early for his 30th birthday long weekend and along with a few mates got a few loads going.

Maddie tandem
Chris AFF Stage 4 – Photos by Doyley
Q (Erika) B-Rel Stage 3 exit
Q B-Rel Stage 3 – Photos by Drewey

Saturday was flat out. Our new tandem jumpers were Jordan Sonter, Ethan Cotterall and Karri Flanders.  Our newest students Lindsay Day and Shaun Sheahan did Stage 1 of their AFF CoursesSilas Barnes did Stage 2, Fred Rae did Stage 4, Michael Stevenson did Stages 5 & 6, and Charlotte Roe did Stage 8 of her AFF Course.  Wing Suiters everywhere! The second Cessna Caravan was called up and we also did a formation load, half flatties and half angles jumpers. It looked great! It was a fantastic day. Then it was Party Time!

Lindsay – Daisy chaining his lines from AFF Stage 1 with Sara
Shaun – Stage 1 AFF – Photos by Karen
Jordan tandem exit
Jordan freefall – Photos by Adrian
Ethan tandem – Photo Doyley
Karri tandem – Photo Sara
Karri and Sara with Certificate – Photo Karen
Silas AFF Stage 2 – check out the monkeys behind – Photo Sara
Fred AFF Stage 4

Fred AFF Stage 5 – Photos by Doyley
Michael AFF Stage 5 – Photo Adrian

Michael AFF Stage 6 looking good – Photos by Sara

Saturday Big Ways – Photos by Dave Brown

Bigways – Fitchimages

Photos by Steve Fitchett –

Sunday was almost as busy. Our tandems were Elissa Allison-Dahl and Jessica Rogerson.  Our students got stuck into it. Silas Barnes did Stages 3, 4 & 5, Chris Cavanagh did Stages 4 & 5, Fred Rae did Stage 5 & 6 and Michael Stevenson did Stage 7. We were busy! The Fun Jumpers were having fun too. It was a great day and a good night at the pub.

Elissa and Sara coming in to land
Elissa after her jump – Photos by Karen

Father and daughter Jess and Ben – Photo by David Brown
Jess and Ben about to land… Photo by Steve Fitchett –

Photos by Steve Fitchett –

Jess and her boys with Opa Ben – Photos by Karen
Silas AFF Stage 3
Silas AFF Stage 4
Silas AFF Stage 5 – Photos by Sara
Chris AFF Stage 4 – Photo Doyley
Chris AFF Stage 5 – Photo Adrian
Michael AFF Stage 7 dive exit
Michael AFF Stage 7 backloops – Photos by Sara

Sunday Big Ways – Photos by Dave Brown

Bring on the Learning Curve.

See ya!

Macca and the Ramblers Team.

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Ethan Cotterall – Thrilling!!!  No words can explain the things I’ve experienced and how it made me feel.  Definitely looking forward to next time!!

Jordan Sonter – Just amazing!!!

Karri Flanders – Certainly an awesome experience and a great thing if you want to do something different.  Elissa

Allison – Absolutely brilliant.  Thank you so much to Darren & Sara for a brilliant time.


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