John Hamilton – 1st AFF Jump & Visa Regan McDonald – Head Up Crest Q – 100th Jump Nellie Moody – 200th Jump Silas – 1st Jump on Own Rig Shai – Landed on pit Ian Walker – 1st Canopy Course Ryan – 1st H&P 182
Monday 30th – The week started out with a couple of loads out of the 182. Things picked up on Tuesday 1st of October. Ronald Leung and Ivan Wang got their Stage 1 done. The 182 was kept busy with Costa’s canopy handling course. Caravan got going. There were 8 loads and 10 jumpers.
Ronald and Ivan kept going on Wednesday and did AFF Stages 2, 3 & 4. Both aircraft shared the sorties. There were 5 loads and 11 jumpers filled them.
More fun jumping skydivers arrived Thursday. Ronald powered on with Stages 5, 6 and 7. Ivan Wang did Stage 5. Kenny Zhang and “E” Pulin Cui were next to do Stage 1 AFF. There were 4 Caravan loads done for the day by 14 jumpers.
More keen Tandems arrived today, and Funtastic Friday also arrived, along with 23 jumpers. Our first time skydivers today were Steven Hawkins, Reeves Bristowe, Anna Ni and Amanda Davenport. Ivan and Ronald kept at their AFF. The fun jumpers did the rest.
Saturday was a beauty. There were 50 jumpers here and we did 11 loads. Tandems took to the skies, Sushant Patil, Lynn Shorter and Kaitlyn Lansbury all went up. (And down a 180 km/hr!). Shuyi Shirley Zheng did Stage 1 of her AFF Course. Kenny Zheng and Pulin Cui did Stage 2. Brad Fitzwater did Stages 2 & 3. Phillip Garlick was back for a refresher. It was a great day to kick off the long weekend. Lots of B-Rels were happening. The flatties were getting organised by Kristina, wingsuiters were around and other fun jumpers were all trying a bit of everything from solos to angles to horny gorillas!
Sunday was just as good as yesterday. We did 12 loads and 48 jumpers did them, including three more Tandems. Guy Gobourn, Joshua Ehrlich and Mark Loborec all took to the sky. Shirley Zheng continued with AFF Stages 2, 3 & 4 and Brad Fitzwater did Stages 4, 5 and 6 of his AFF Course. Again there was a lot of everything happening. And after jumping finished it was off to the pub to watch the footy Grand Final. Monday is a public holiday and the start of another Learning Curve camp. What a week.
Canopy course (5-6 Oct)
Another awesome weekend running a basic canopy course. Was great to see some new faces on the course. By the end of the courses everyone had really improved on all aspects of flying there wing, from spotting, exits, canopy exercises, flight plans, accuracy and most importantly their landings. If you missed out on this course there will be another one before the end of the year, so stay tuned. Thanks Sara