Toogs DZ e-News #399 (9-15 September 2019)

Tuesday, September 17, 2019


Ryan Newis – Certificate A
Tayia Merrett – Certificate B
Kristina Hicks – 1st Time Meet Director
Shane Turner – 1st State Medal
Natisha Dingle – 1st Speed

Monday 9th September Slow start to the skydiving week as the westerly winds were still blowing. No jumps today. Weather looking better for tomorrow.

Tuesday 10th  – New student for today was Rosie Dodgson. Rosie completed her classroom theory with Adrian and did Stage 1 of his AFF Course that afternoon.  Good turn out for fun jumpers. Johnny lead Elle on a back tracking jump. The local residents kept the plane load full. Total of 6 loads today.

Rosie TAFF Stage 1 – Photo OliM
Jim B-Rel 3
Elle afternoon angle – Photos by Johnny

Wednesday 11th – Finally the wind had ceased. Tandem for today was Tony Lenton – congrats on taking the BIG leap.  Rosie Dodgson was back at it again completing Stages 2, 3 & 4 of her AFF Course with Darren and Adrian. Once again the jumpers had a great day and kept the plane turning.

Tony (the Rail Trail Walker) landing
Tony after landing with Adrian
Rosie AFF Stage 2
Rosie AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Doyley
Rosie AFF Stage 4 with Darren – Photo Adrian
Michael, Elle, Marie HD

Thursday 12th – Another beautiful day for skydiving. Old faces on the Dropzone were Louis Potvin, Tomic Kluzniak and Troy Watt – welcome back. 6 awesome loads too to the skies today.

Friday 13th  –   Funstastic Friday the thirteenth – Student Ailin Shao returned and completed Stage 8 of her AFF Course with Darren. Another great skydiving day filled with laughter and joy.

Ailin AFF Stage 8 exit
Ailin AFF Stage 8 tracking – Photos by Doyley

Saturday 14thTandems today were Zachary Wassenberg and Joel Doherty – congrats. Jarrod Potter, Scott Pont and Brenden Pont returned and completed Stage 4 of their AFF Courses and Jarrod Potter and Brenden Pont did Stage 5.

South Qld Parachuting Council (SQPC) held their yearly skydiving State Championship today, what a great turn out with 174 jumps made. Big congrats to all participates. A total of 17 loads took to the skies. Then as the sun set, we set out for 2 night loads, which were awesome to see – congrats to those who gained their night crests.

Zac tandem exit
Zach tandem freefall – Photos by Adrian
Joel tandem freefall – Photo OliM
Jarrod AFF Stage 4 – Photo MarcD
Jarrod AFF Stage 4 – Photo Sara
Scott AFF Stage 4 – Photo Andy
Brenden AFF Stage 4
Brenden AFF Stage 5

Sunday 15th – Perfect conditions yet again for skydiving. Tandems for today were Timothy Johns, Brad McLaughlin, Ryan McLaughlin, Kellie Wardman, Dave Clayton, Ray Ratcliffe – congrats to all.  Steve Thomas went for an observation flight.  Patrick Baumann did a refresher and got 2 jumps in that afternoon.

Qld State Skydiving Champions were still going hard. Keep your eyes peeled for the results.

Luke smashed out his B-Rel Stage 6 jump with Adrian. Tom Sawyer completed his B-Rel Stage 6 and Ryan Newis completed B-Rel 2 with coach Robin.

Tim’s tandem with Darren and Cody chasing
Tim and Darren – Photos by Sara
Ryan tandem exit
Ryan tandem freefall
Dave tandem exit
Dave tandem freefall – Photos by Adrian
Kellie tandem – Photo Sara
Luke B-Rel 5 with help from Burkey – Photo Adrian
Tom B-Rel 6 with Ash and Bambi
Matt and Jake exit – Photos by Sara

SQPC QLD State Championships

2019 SQPC Qld State Champs – Photos by Karen


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Macca and the Team at Ramblers.

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Zac Wassenberg – Best experience ever!  Best thing I’ve ever done.  ADRIAN is a legend.

Ray Ratcliffe – Awesome experience definitely do it again.

Kell – Great experience.  Thank you SARA.

Dave C – Just awesome.  Thank You.

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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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