Toogs DZ e-News #387 (17-23 June 2019)

Wednesday, June 26, 2019


CostaStar Crest
Terry Frey – Certificate C
Kurt Cooper – 200th Jump & 1st Tandem Chase
Charmaine – 400th Jump

Monday 17th June  Great start to the week, a little chilly but the boys still managed to get 5 loads in.

On Tuesday it was Blue Skies and light winds, perfect for skydiving today. Tandems for today were Georgia King and Andrew Whittingstall-Bean, congratulations on taking the big leap. New students for the classroom was Harry Mounsey, Harry completed Stage 1 in the afternoon. Glenn Dudley was back at it again completing Stages 2, 3 & 4.

Georgia tandem freefall
Georgia tandem deployment – Photos by Oli M
Andrew tandem freefall – Photo Shelby
Harry TAF Stage 1 freefall – Photo Oli M
Glenn AFF Stage 3 – Photo Sara
Glenn AFF Stage 4 – Photo Adrian

Wednesday  Harry Mounsey powered through his AFF course completing Stages 2, 3 & 4. Glenn Dudley learnt how to turn, backflip and track during his AFF stages 5, 6 & 7. Resident coach Matt Drew and Oli Morris took Silas Barnes thru his B-Rel training table. Well done boys.

Harry AFF Stage 2 with Andy
Harry AFF Stage 3
Harry AFF Stage 4 – Photos by Sara
Glenn AFF Stage 5

Glenn AFF Stage 6 first unlinked exit and freefall
Glenn AFF Stage 7 – tracking for days – Photos by Adrian
Silas B-Rel 1 and 2 – Photo Drewy
Silas B-Rel Stage 3 – Photo Oli M
Silas B-Rel Stage 4
Silas B-Rel 4 at breakoff – Photos by Drewy

Thursday  Not so good skydiving weather today, only one load took to the skies, but it was a goodie.

Friday was much better, Funtastic in fact! Another beautiful day for skydiving. Tandems for today were Kylie Mitchell, Troy Troutman & Rhiannon Moir.  New Student Tiago Wuersch completed Stage 1 of his AFF Course and Glenn Dudley did Stage 8.  Charmaine celebrated her 400th jump with Maddog and crew, congrats. Matt Drew organised a Freefly/Angles get together and quite a few jumpers jumped at the chance to cash in on the cheap Funtastic Friday jump tickets. On ya Drewie!

Kylie tandem exit
Kylie freefall
Kylie canopy sunset
Rhiannon tandem with Darren – Photos by Adrian
Tiago TAF Stage 1 – Photo Oli M
Glenn AFF Stage 8 – Photo Doyley
Get mangled – Photo Erik
Charmaine’s 400th – Photo Mad Dog

On Saturday it was even better. Awesome weather again for skydiving. We had a busy Tandems day at the Drop Zone; We had “the Cooney’s” – Fay, Brogan, and Jaclyn, and “the Gerber’s” – Margaretha, Zehan and Sam, plus Danielle Richter, Helen Hemmings and Geeta Pickering, all doing a Tandem skydive to celebreate Fay’s 80th birthday. Also German Fred Schatten came back for a second Tandem with our German instructor Adrian. Tiago Wuersch powered through Stages 2, 3 and 4 of his AFF Course and Luke Henry completed Stages 7 & 8. Erik and Drewy took to the skies for more tracking jump fun. 11 fun filled skydiving loads took to the skies today.

Fay tandem freefall – Photo Oli M
Brogan tandem freefall – Photo Ange
Jaclyn tandem exit

Jaclyn freefall – Photos by Adrian
Sam, Zehan, Margaretha – Photo Ellen
Zehan tandem exit
Zehan tandem freefall – Photos by Adrian
Danielle tandem exit
Danielle tandem freefall – Photos by Oli M
Helen tandem freefall – Photo Adrian
Geeta tandem freefall – Photo OliM
The Schatten’s with Ben N – Photo Ellen
Fred tandem exit
Fred tandem freefall – Photos by Adrian
Tiago AFF Stage 3
Tiago AFF Stage 4 – Photos by Andy
Luke AFF Stage 8 – Photo Doyley
Erik head up tracking – Photo Drewy
Sunset angles – Photo Erik

Sunday was another beauty. Laurine Bescond, Genevieve Cheek and Tenielle Cooper came along for a Tandem skydive. Tiago Wuersch completed AFF Stages 5, 6, 7, and 8. Kurt cooper celebrated his 200th jump. The usual crew was here keeping the plane turning all day. Another 11 fun loads today too. Great end to another great week!

Laurine tandem freefall – Photo Oli M
Laurine tandem canopy – Photo Adrian
Adrian and Laurine coming in to land – Photo Ellen
Genevieve tandem freefall – Photo Doyley
Genevieve and Doyley landing – Photo Lynette
Tenielle’s tandem and Kurt’s 200th jump – Photo by Olli
Tenielle’s tandem – Photo Drewy
Tiago AFF Stage 5
Tiago AFF Stage 6
Tiago AFF Stage 7
Tiago AFF Stage 8 tracking sunset – Photos by Sara

Landings – Photos by Ellen

See ya!

Macca and the Ramblers Team.

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Troy Troutman – Absolutely Awesome Darren did a fantastic job.  Once again an absolutely Awesome Experience.  Thanks so much.

Danielle Richter – Awesome, Amazing Awesome!!!  A MUST for ALL!

Helen Hemmings – Thank you to all the amazing staff at Ramblers, Bloody Awesome.  Special thanks to Marc & Adrian.  Amazing thank you 🙂

Sam Gerber – Sensational! Professional & fun.  Great service & easy booking process.  Thank you!

Laurine Bescond – Loved it.  Best tandem ever, thank you for making me love this experience.

Tenielle Cooper – Absolutely amazing!!  Thank you Ramblers 🙂

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