Toogs DZ e-News #405 (21-27 October 2019)

Tuesday, October 29, 2019


Helen Mendes – Completed AFF
Frank Henderson – Completed AFF
Shane Simons – Completed AFF
Shane Jones – Certificate A
Dayne Ingram – Certificate A
Rosie Dodgson – Certificate A
Christopher “Skinny” Blinks – D Licence & Star Crest
Giovanni Pitzalis – Head Up Crest

Monday 21st October. Newsletter time. A beautiful start to the skydiving week as new student Ramon Fioravanti Postalli completed Stages 1, 2 & 3 of his AFF Course, Frank Henderson powered through Stages 6, 7 & 8 and Darren took Nellie thru her Headp-Up crest, check out the photos below.

Ramon TAF Stage 1 with Adrian – Photo Shelby
Ramon AFF Stage 2
Ramon AFF Stage 3 – Photos by John
Frank AFF Stage 6
Frank dive exit AFF Stage 7
High fives for Frank AFF Stage 8
Nelly Head Up exit
Shelby Head Up exit – Photos by Doyley

On Tuesday Kenny Zhang returned and completed Stages 5 & 6 with instructor Adrian. Helen Mendes and Frank Henderson both completed Stage 9 – completing their AFF congratulations!  New to Toogs fun jumper Chrys Reinaldo finally took to the skies and did some high opening jumps and a freefly with Macca.

Kenny AFF Stage 5 – Photo Adrian
Kenny AFF Stage 6
Helen AFF Stage 9
Frank AFF Stage 9 – Photos by John
Macca frothing – Photo Chrys from Brazil

Wednesday.  Our newest student Jasmine Zhao spent the day in the classroom and then Stage 1 in the air with instructor Sara.  Resident new instructor Johnny took Shane for a B-Rel jump.

Jasmine TAF Stage 1 – Photo Sara
Shane B-Rel Stage 1 – Photo John

On Thursday  Jasmine Zhao powered through her AFF Stages 2, 3 & 4. Pulin Cui smashed out his Stages 4, 5 & 6. Kenny Zhang knocked over Stages 6, 7 & 8. Phew! Brothers Joel and David Pearson returned to the skies after completing a refresher course, welcome back fellas.

Jasmine AFF Stage 3
Jasmine AFF Stage 4 – Photos by Doyley
Cui/Yi AFF Stage 4 with Robin
Cui/Yi AFF Stage 5
Cui/Yi AFF Stage 6 – Photos by Adrian
Kenny AFF Stage 6 – Photo by Doyley
David refresher
Joel refresher – Photos by OliM
Hop ‘n’ Pop – Photo by Karen

Funtastic Friday was upon us and it was great weather for skydiving. Jasmine Zhao completed Stages 5 & 6 of her AFF CourseJarrod Moore powered thru his B-Rel jumps with Adrian. Ryan was back at it again completing B-Rel 2, 3 & 4. Keen as.

Jasmine AFF Stage 5
Adrian and Jarrod B-Rel – Photos by Doyley
Ryan B-Rel 2 & 3
Ryan B-Rel 4 – Photos by Robin

Saturday was a beauty. The weather was terrific. There were lots of fun jumpers here and lots of fun jumping happening. More new students started today. Jahlan Baker and Chanel Sousa both completed AFF Stage 1 in the afternoon. Shane Simons did Stage 9 – completing his AFF, congratulation! Joel Pearson continued with his B-Rel training jumps.

Then at sunset we had a Drop Zone wedding! Congratulations to Danni and Anthony on getting hitched. Thanks for the Jumping Castle, all the food and drinks and for a great drop zone party. The bonfire was a beauty. It was our third DZ wedding.

Jahlan TAF Stage 1
Jahlan checking canopy TAF Stage 1 – Photos by Sara
Chanel TAF Stage 1 – Photo Doyley
Shane AFF Stage 9
Joel B-Rel 1 – Photo by Adrian
Joel and Adrian – Photo Skydive Ramblers
Coops freeflying – Photos by Adrian
Danielle & Anthony – Portal of Love
Danielle & Anthony – Wedding Day with Kane the Preacher Man
Bridesmaids – Tish …. Charmaine …. Monique

Ben Fuller into the Canopy – Photos by Skydive Ramblers

Sunday was another great weather day. Our only Tandem today was Nicholas Harrigan – Congrats on your skydive.  Clinton Howard did Stages 4 & 5 of his AFF Course, and Brad Fitzwater did Stages 7 & 8.  Ivan started his B-Rel jumps with Johnny. It was a great day and a great way to end a week.

Nicholas tandem – Photo OliM
Clinton AFF Stage 4
Yeow Clinton doing it by himself for the first time – Photos by Sara
Brad AFF Stage 7
High five Brad AFF Stage 7
Brad AFF Stage 8 – Photos by Doyley
Ivan B-Rel 1 – Photo JohnH
Ben flying his VK – Photo Adrian

See ya!

Macca and the Team at Ramblers.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and review us on Google or Trip Advisor!



Sergio – Unbelievable!!! Feeling ALIVE!!!

Upcoming events


As a SCUBA Instructor, I'm watchful for safety and professionalism in other extreme sports and the staff, buildings, equipment, plane and even other customers at Ramblers all gave me a feeling of safety and comfort in addition to being genuinely welcoming as newcomer to their sport. If you haven't been and have been wanting to skydive - this is a GREAT place to start your newest addiction. : )

Mary Alice Miller

Skydive Ramblers Newsletter