Toogs DZ e-News #404 (14-20 October 2019)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Ivan Wang – Completed AFF
Ailin Shao – Completed AFF
Luke Robertson – Completed AFF
Rob Flux – Completed AFF

Elise Bessen – First Outside Camera
Rosie Dodgson – First Hybrid B-Rel Ever

Monday 14th October. Another newsletter and another two people arrived to start their AFF training. Rob Flux and Adrian Allen did Stage 1 of their AFF jump after a day in the classroom. It was a great day. Luke Robertson did Stages 5 & 6. Ivan Wang did Stages 7, 8 & 9 and Ailin Shao did Stage 9 – both completing their AFF Courses, well done.  Adrianne (DeeDee) Murray did a Refresher.  There were 4 loads done from Marj the Caravan and 16 jumpers were here to do them.

Rob TAF Stage 1 – staying altitude aware – Photo Adrian
Adrian TAF Stage 1 – Photo Darren
Luke AFF Stage 5 – Photo Adrian
Ivan AFF Stage 7 deployment – Photo OliM
Ivan AFF Stage 9
Ailin AFF Stage 9 – Photos by Adrian

Tuesday. Rob and Adrian got stuck into it and successfully completed AFF Stages 2, 3 & 4. Luke Robertson did Stages 7 & 8.  There were only 3 loads today, all pretty full with 13 jumpers here for the fun.

Rob ready for exit AFF Stage 2
Rob AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Robin
Rob AFF Stage 4 – Photo Adrian
Adrian ready for AFF Stage 2
Adrian AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Sara
Luke AFF Stage 7 track
Luke AFF Stage 8 freefall – Photos by OliM

Wednesday. Helen Mendes was next to get started skydiving did AFF Stages 1, 2, & 3. Rob Flux breezed through Stages 5 & 6. Luke Robertson did Stage 9 – completing his AFF!  Numbers were down a little. There were 3 loads today.

Helen ready for AFF Stage 3 with OliM and Sara – Photo Sara
Helen AFF Stage 3 – Photo OliM
Rob AFF Stage 6 – Photo Robin
Luke AFF Stage 9 exit
DeeDee B-Rel Stage 3 Smiles

On Thursday we weathered out. Friday made up for yesterday. It seemed like a weekend jump day!  Our only Tandem today was Li Huang.  Frank Henderson started Skydiving did Stage 1 of his AFF Course. Helen Mendes did Stages 4 & 5. Adrian Allen did Stages 4, 5, 6 & 7!  Rob Flux finished his AFF with Stages 7, 8 & 9 done, congratulations!  There were 7 full loads done and 25 jumpers were here doing them.

Li Huang tandem freefall – Photos by OliM
Frank TAF Stage 1 – Photo Doyley
Helen AFF Stage 4– Photos by Adrian
Adrian and Adrian doing turns on AFF Stage 4
Adrian AFF Stage 5 – Photos by Doyley
Adrian all smiles on AFF Stage 7 – Photo OliM
Rob AFF Stage 9 exit
Rosie B-Rel 6 with Skinny and Burkey – Photos by Robin
Rainbows …… Terry & Nellie….
Robin …. In the Sky – Photos by Karen

Saturday was disappointing, the weather was not good. We only managed 2 loads between rain showers. However Frank Henderson got Stage 2 done. The bar opened early. It was a nice drop of much needed rain.

On Sunday the weather was great. Emily Smith and Khadija Ahmed both did a Tandem. Clinton Howard and Pulin Cui were back and did their AFF Stage 3. Frank Henderson continued on and did AFF Stages 3. 4 & 5. Helen Mendes did Stages 6, 7  & 8 and Shuyi (Shirley) Zheng did Stages 7 & 8.  The week ended on a high. Lots of smiling happy students and about 25 fun jumpers made the most of it. Our new AFF instructors are getting some good jumps in.

Emily’s tandem

Khadija’s tandem – Photo’s by Sara
Clinton AFF Stage 3
Cui AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Robin
Frank AFF Stage 3 turns – Photo Doyley
Frank AFF Stage 5 – flying by himself for the first time – Photo Adrian
Helen AFF Stage 6 exit
Helen AFF Stage 7 backloops  – Photos by Sara
Helen AFF Stage 8 – Photo by OliM
Shirley AFF Stage 7 – Photo Doyley
Rosie B-Rel 5
Luke B-Rel 6 with Skinny and Kurt – Photos by Adrian
Sunday afternoon angle with Macca, Adrian and Scotty – Photo Gio

See ya!

Macca and the Team of Ramblers.

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