Toogs DZ e-News #383 (20-26 May 2019)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019


Michael Robertson – Completed AFF
Gregg Thomas – Certificate A
Amy Lee – Completed AFF & Certificate A
Ricky Chan – Completed AFF & Certificate A
Aaron Costa – Certificate B
Cory Cassel – Certificate B & C
Grant Ford – Certificate C

Guillaume Cornet – Wingsuit Crest
Nigel Hawtin – Wingsuit Crest
Oli Morris – 300 Jumps! 😃

Monday 20th of May  – Not the best start to a skydiving week. Low clouds stayed around all day, not a load went up. All the students took that time to learn the basic on packing a parachute. Thanks to Matt for running a packing course.

Tuesday 21st – This morning it was BEAUTIFUL, blue skies and light winds. Troy Troutman rocked his Tandem with Adrian.  Student Navinn Nava completed Stage 5 and 6 of his AFF CourseAmy Lee and Ricky Chan completed Stage 9 – completing their AFF. Congratulations! Janelle Gong, Gregg Thomas and Husan Lee all did a few jumps, working towards there accuracy landings.

Troy in freefall
Troy under canopy
Nav AFF Stage 5
Nav AFF Stage 6 freestyle exit
Nav AFF Stage 6 freefall
Ricky WTS
Amy AFF Stage 9 exit – Photos by Adrian

Wednesday 22nd – Another perfect day for skydiving. Mick Douglas brought friend Katrina Fawcett for a Tandem with Sara.  Student Michael Robertson continued on Stages 2, 3 & 4 of his AFF Course. Gregg Thomas and Husan Lee were still here jumping all day. Last day for Amy Lee and Ricky Chan who left with their A Licences, Congrats. The DZ welcomed back John Hamilton.

Katrina tandem – Photo Oli M
Michael AFF Stage 3 – Photo Sara
Michael AFF Stage 4 – Photo Adrian
Dave in HU
Irish Johnny is BACK – Photos by Shelby

Thursday 23rd – Could not have asked for better weather. Instructors Darren and Adrian took Michael Robertson through Stages 5, 6, 7 & 8 of his AFF Course. Wade McCracken started his B-Rel training with Adrian. Coach Matt Drew helped Mick Douglas on B-Rel Stage 4. Local residents helped keep the plane turning all day. Shelby and Johnny took to the skies from some fun too.

Michael AFF – Photo Doyley
Michael AFF Stage 5 –  Photo Adrian
Michael AFF Stage 6
Michael AFF Stage 8 – Photos by Doyley
Wade B-Rel 1 & 2 – Photo Adrian
Wade fun jump – Photo Doyley
That one looked like it passed B-Rel 4 – Mick Douglas – Photo by Drewy
Collision with Johnny – Photo Shelby

Friday 24th – Funtastic Friday is here. Skydiver Jialiang Lu brought friends Zhongio Su, Zihao Zhang and Jialun Li for a Tandem skydive today. Check out their photos below. Student Luke Henry returned back to the skies and completed Stage 4 of his AFF Course with Darren and Adrian. Ailin Shao completed Stage 5 with Darren. Coach Matt Drew flew with Tom Favrot on a re-currency jump.

Jay tandem – Photo Oli M
Jialin tandem freefall – Photo Alex
Zihao tandem with Adrian – Photo Shelby
Tom reaccurancy exit
Tom reaccuracy freefall – Photos by Drewy
Friday Freefry – Photo by Shaneo

Saturday 25th  – Low fog this morning, which means its going to be a great day and it was. 19 loads took to the skies today, everyone got several jumps in. Tandems for today were Aaron Payne and Guy Burrell, congrats and welcome to the skies.  Luke Henry continued through Stages 5 and 6 of his AFF Course and Michael Robertson did Stage 9 – completing his AFF Course. Fred started his B-Rel training, Wade powered though his B-Rel Stages 3 and 4 with DarrenAdrian and Ben Fuller went for a fly, check out the photos. Sara Ran a canopy course with 8 participates – Laura Johansson, Laura Kan, Brendt Hughes, Terry Frey, Susan Guettler, Charmaine Nielsen, Janelle Gong, and Heath Bamford.

Aaron tandem – Photo Andy
Guy in door before his tandem
Guy in freefall – Photos by Oli M
Luke AFF Stage 5 – Photo Adrian
Luke AFF Stage 6 exit
Luke AFF Stage 6
Fred B-Rel 1
Wade B-Rel 3 – Photos by Doyley
Wade B-Rel 4
Ben Fuller canopy dock – Photos by Adrian
Adrian canopy dock – Photo Ben Fuller
Sara canopy course – Laura, Jannelle, Terry, Charmaine, Susan, Laura, Berndt absent Heath – Photo Matt Drew

Sunday 26th  – Weather not so blue today, but still very jumpable. Tandem Masters Adrian and Darren took Brian Robertson and Surinder Brar for a very memorable Tandem jump. Wade McCracken completed B-Rel 5 with Darren. Sara‘s canopy course was running very well, with all participants being accurate and standing up their landings by the end of the course, congrats too all.

Brian tandem exit
Brian under canopy  – Photos by Adrian
Surinder tandem freefall – Photo Oli M
Wade B-Rel 5 exit
Wade B-Rel 5 – Photos by Doyley
Slambo back after 2 years
Whoops – Photos by Drewy
Sara with some of her Canopy Course students
Boarding DKV (Marj) – Photos by Karen
Ben under his canopy – Photo Adrian
Brendt canopy course
Charmaine canopy course
Heath canopy course
Janelle canopy course
Laura J canopy course
Laura canopy course
Susann canopy course
Terry canopy course – Photo by Sara
Ben Fuller in full flight – Photo Karen

See ya!

Macca and the Ramblers Team.

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Troy Troutman – 1st Tandem.  Awesome experience.  Adrian was an Excellent Instructor.  I will be back.  I will also be smiling for a week.

Katrina Fawcett – Amazing experience.  I once heard that it’s not the jump that makes a man, it’s the man that makes the jump!  In this case Sara is the man.  Thanks.

Aaron Payne – I have no words 😃

Brian Robertson – Amazing speech loss.

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We spent eight days at Skydive Ramblers and had great time. Awesome DZ, awesome friendly staff, great airplane and facilities. Accommodation on premises was great and very reasonably priced. We also enjoyed after jumping socialising at the bar on DZ and great food both at DZ and in nearby Toogoolawah town. Skydive Ramblers are wingsuit friendly and there is plenty of landing space around DZ.
Highlight of our trip was incredible kangaroo action at landing area - we did literally land on kangaroos and it was great fun :-) There are also wild koalas in the area.

Alexander Safonov

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