Toogs DZ e-News #394 (5-11 August 2019)

Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Michael Robertson – Certificate A
Luke Bullivant – Certificate A
Karl Herman – Certificate B
Kurt Cooper – Head Up Freefly Crest,  Star Crest, Certificate D
Kristina Hicks – Certificate E

Monday 5th August. Most of the week was blown out so it was a very quiet one.  Today we only did 3 loads with the 5 fun jumpers who were here.

Tuesday The weather improved a little, enough for Karen Walsh who did Stage 4 of her AFF Course, and Cain Bryan did Stages 7 & 8.  Some more fun jumpers arrived and we did 4 loads with the 14 skydivers who were here.

Karen AFF Stage 4 – Photo Cam
Cain AFF Stage 7 backflip
Cain AFF Stage8 tracking for dayz – Photos by Adrian

Wednesday. Early starts to the day were the go. Karen Walsh did AFF Stage 5 & 6. It was a bit loke yesterday, 3 loads with12 jumpers.

Karen AFF Stage 5 – Photo Johnny
Karen AFF Stage 5
Karen AFF Stage 6 – Photos by Sara

On Thursday Richard Mingay dropped by for a Tandem and there were 2 loads for the7 jumpers who snuck in before the westerlies started up.

Richard tandem freefall – Photo Oli M

Friday was a bit the same, not a Funtastic Friday!  However Justin Price did Stages 8 & 9 – completing his AFF Course, well done! We did 2 Caravan loads before the winds started up.

Justin AFF Stage 8 – Photo Doyley
Justin AFF Stage 9
New toy – Photos by Adrian

Saturday was just about winded out. There were 21 keen skydivers here who got a jump or two in before the westerlies really set in. Luckily our Tandems James Schofield, Nickalee Traplin, Kane Eustace and Mick Freeman all got their jump in. So did John McMahon’s rel work group. Elise Davey started here AFF Course. The bar opened about 1.00 o’clock!!

James tandem freefall – Photo OliM
Nickalee tandem exit
Nickalee tandem freefall – Photos by Adrian
Mick tandem freefall – Photo Andy P
Elise TAFF Stage 1 – Photo Johnny
Kurt head up crest
Kurt head up crest

Sunday was exactly the same, really windy as the clock struck 8.30!  Luckily Peter McClymont and Elise Davey got their AFF Stage 1 done. The 2 loads were done before 9.00 and that was it!

Peter TAFF Stage 1 – Photo Adrian
Elise TAFF Stage 2 – Photo Johnny

LEARNING CURVE IS UNDER WAY! And the winds have gone!!

See ya!

Macca and the Team at Ramblers.

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Richard Mingay – I was pleased Ollie managed to edit out my swearing – it made for a very short video though!  TRULY A GREAT EXPERIENCE!!

Kane – Cheers

Nickalee Traplin – Amazing.  Great people.  Love it.  Will be back.  Thankyou!

Mick – Awesome birthday present.  Def will be back.

Charles Tey –  I started my skydive experience here in Ramblers for my AFF,  followed by A and then B License.  It was super amazing here with great people.  Will come back every year!

Awesome bunch of people. Made me feel at home the minute I walked in. Training was everything I had heard and expected. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in skydiving. Thanks a lot Ramblers. Hope to see you all soon.

Chris Wojtowicz

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