Toogs DZ e-News #372 (4-10 March 2019)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

ACHIEVEMENTS

Fred Rae – Completed AFF
Thomas Sawyer – Certificate A
Cory Cassell – Certificate A
Michael Inkley –  Certificate D
Guillaume Cornet – Certificate D

Giovanni Pitzalis – 100 Jumps
Matt Thomas – 700 Jumps

Monday 4th March. It was a beautiful start to the week. New student Philip Cooke arrived and did the FJC with Darren. Philip completed Stage 1 his AFF Course later that afternoon. Tom Sawyer and Ninette Keller did Stage 8. Regulars filled the aircraft.

Tom AFF Stage 8 – Photo Adrian

Tuesday and Philip took to the skies for Stage 2 of his AFF Course. Tom sawyer completed Stage 9, Congrats! Chris Cavanagh and Tom Martin joined in the fun with a few jumps . 6 loads today.

Philip AFF  Stage 2 concentrating – Photo Sara
Tom B-Rel Stage 1 – Photo Lindsey

On Wednesday Tom Sawyer continued working through his A licence with an accuracy jump. The locals kept the plane turning all day with 7 loads. Karen was refreshed on static line dispatching with Sara and Adrian being very good students, perfect in fact!

Adrian Head Up – Photo Shelby
Adrian static line refresher – Photo Sara
Adrian under canopy – Photo Shelby
Sara static line refresher – Photo Sara
Shelby on the canopy – Photo Adrian
Static line postcard – Photo Karen
Sara and Karen static line – Photo Shelby

Thursday was a slow day, only 3 loads. Lindsey Boniface, Cory Cassell, Chris Cavanagh and James White kept the 182 flying.


Funtastic Friday arrived. So did a bunch of freefliers with Matthew Drew ran some fun Angles. Giovanni Pitzalis did his 100th Jump and Matt Thomas did his 700th Jump. Yeow! Ding Ding, congrats guys.

Shelby under canopy – Photo Adrian

Freefly Friday – Photos by Erik

Exit shots – Photos by Gio
Bumping endcells with Shelby
Dropzone Paparazzi Karen – Photos by Adrian
The Load of Gio’s 100th and Madd’s 700th – Photo by Shelby du Moulin
Gio’s 100th jump
Gio’s static line postcard – Photo Karen
Macca out for Madd’s 700th jump – Photos by Karen

Saturday was a beauty!  There were two tandem, Tom Fanshare and Scott Hampson. Plus we had five new students; Brock Phillis, Dylan Blunt, Daniel Landim Toledo and Cooper McClymont did Stage 1 of their AFF Courses.  Fred Rae did Stages 7, 8 & 9 – completing his AFF Course, well done! Will Sawyer, Chris Blinks, Tom Sawyer and Silas Barnes worked towards there A licence accuracy jumps. 12 caravan loads for the day.

John ran his ‘Invitational’ jumps. Fong and a few swoopers were here for the weekend doing hop & pops. Wingsuiters, freefliers and funnies all did their thing.

Tom’s tandem – Photos by Doyley
Scott loving the exit
Scott in freefall – Photos by Sara
Daniel Toledo – Photo Andy
Cooper TAF Stage 1 – Photo Adrian
Fred AFF Stage 8 – Photo Lindsey
Andre B-Rel Stage 6 with Paul and Cory

John’s Invitationals (Sat. 9th March)

John’s Invitationals – Photos by David Brown

Morning all, hope everyone is having fun and enjoying life. Well what can we say, 4 jumps that probably weren’t the prettiest to watch but we turned points and everyone had smiles on there faces, we all survived the day, though Karen was licking her wounds after the last landing. Couple of funky exits, maybe the odd hard dock and people chasing grips but to be fair a few of us haven’t jumped since the C17 so a few cobwebs to be cleared out. Anyway check out Dave’s video’s and watch the fun.

Food was, as usual, excellent, as stated many times, only skydive cause I have to do something while the food is cooking, disco Dave had the tunes playing with a wide range of songs, even heard the Andrew Sisters and the old crooner Dean Martin playing (look them up on Google for those who’ve never heard of them).

Next get together is the 13th of April, lucky number for some, so hope to see you then.

Stay safe all, hope it rains and cools down soon.
John

Video by David Brown


The tandems Sunday were Ella Labbett and Nathan Bailey.  Daniel Landim Toledo did Stages 2 & 3, Cooper McClymont did Stages 2, 3 & 4 and Chris Lees did Stage 8.  Li Pok Man did a refresher with Andy and Sara. Lots of fun jumpers were here. A bit of everything was happening. The weather was good! The week was good as well.

Ella lovin’ it – Photos by Sara
Nathan in tandem with Dave
Daniel before AFF Stage 2
Cooper AFF Stage 2 – Photos by Doyley
Cooper AFF Stage 3 – Photo Lindsey
Chris AFF Stage 8 – Photo Sara
Li AFF Stage 4 refresher – Photo Andy
Andrew B-Rel Stage 4 – Photo Drewy

See ya!

Macca and the Ramblers Team.

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Tom – Awesome experience, definitely something different.  Darren made it good fun. Although I forgot to breathe.

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