Toogs DZ e-News #408 (11-17 November 2019)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Clinton Elliot – Completed AFF
Victor Rudolfsson – Completed AFF
Jasmine Zhao – Completed AFF
Tom Sawyer – Certificate B

Monday 11th November – Remembrance Day and there were a number of memorial jumps at the DZ.  Student Clinton Elliot did Stage 1 of his AFF Course, Elliot Eisentrager and Victor Rudolfsson did AFF Stages 2 & 3, Zhi Jun (Jag) Wei did AFF Stages 3, 4 & 5, and Brenden Pont did Stages 6 & 7.

It was a big day topped of with some Military Static Line round parachute jumps. There were 6 loads and 23 jumpers.

Clinton TAF Stage 1 – Photo Adrian
Elliot AFF Stage 3 – Photo JohnH
Victor AFF Stage 3 – Photo Doyley
Jag AFF Stage 3 – Photo OliM
Jag AFF Stage 4 – Photo OliM
Jag AFF Stage 5
Brenden AFF Stage 6 – Photos by Sara
Brenden AFF Stage 7 – Photo JohnH

Pathfinders Australia – Remembrance Day 11th November 2019

Pathfinders Australia – Martin, Bill and Grant ready to jump

Pathfinders Australia – Martin, Bill and Grant – Photos by Skydive Ramblers

Tuesday. It was a bit quieter today. Our students all got a jump in. Clinton Elliot did Stage 2 of his AFF Course, Victor Rudolfsson did Stage 4,  Zhi Jun (Jag) Wei did Stage 6 and Brenden Pont did Stage 8.

Clinton AFF Stage 2 – Photo Adrian
Victor AFF Stage 4
Brenden AFF Stage 8 – Photos by JohnH
Rob B-Rel Stage 4 – Photo OliM
Oli coming in to land – Photo Adrian

Wednesday was blown out.  Thursday was a bit better. Kristina Trusedale was back for Stage 2 of her AFF Course. Clinton Elliot did Stages 3, 4 & 5, Victor Rudolfsson did Stages 5, 6 & 7, and Jag Wei did Stage 7.  There were quite a few jumpers here. We did 8 loads with 33 jumpers.

Kristina AFF Stage 2 – Photo Robin
Clinton AFF Stage 3 – Photo Jesse
Clinton AFF Stage 4 – Photo OliM
Clinton AFF Stage 5 – Photo Doyley
Victor AFF Stage 6
Victor AFF7

Jag AFF Stage 7 – Photos by Doyley
Ben recurrency jump – Photo JohnH

Friday was good with a little bit of everything happening. The Tandem today was Gemma Jackson.  Clinton Elliot did Stages 6, 7, 8 and 9 – completing his AFF Course, congratulations.  Jag Wei and Jasmine Zhao did Stage 8 and Victor Rudolfsson did Stages 8 & 9 – completing his AFF. Another Congratulations!

Clinton AFF Stage 6
Clinton AFF Stage 7 – Photos by Doyley
Clinton AFF Stage 8 – Photo JohnH
Jag AFF Stage 8 – Photo Sara
Jasmine AFF Stage 8 – Photo OliM


Victor AFF Stage 8, great Slow Fall! – Photo JohnH

Saturday was a funny one. We actually had a bit of rain – about 7 drops! There was lots of smoke from the bushfires and it was a bit thermally. However John Troy came back and did Stages 2 & 3 of his AFF Course. And Adam Chow did Stages 2, 3 & 4.  Jasmine Zhao did Stage 9 – completing her AFF, well done Jasmine! The funky weather scared a few jumpers away.  We did 7 loads with the 37 jumpers who were here.

John AFF Stage 2
John AFF Stage 3 – Photos by OliM
Adam ready for Stage 2 – Photo Sara
Adam AFF Stage 3
Jas B-Rel 1 fast fall –  Photos by JohnH

On Sunday the weather was ok but still scary smoky. Our Tandems were Matthew John, Scott Braunack, and Toogoolawah locals Nadia Latter and Christopher Coates.  John Troy did Stage 4 of his AFF Course and Clinton Howard did Stage 7.  The bush fire west of Esk was creating reddish brown clouds of smoke.

Matt tandem
Scott tandem with Homer– Photos by Andy
Nadia loving freefall – Photo Sara
Clinton AFF Stage 7 – Photo Doyley
Tish working on speed
Fires SW of DZ (Pyrocumulus cloud over Ravensbourne) – Photos by Sara

See ya!

Macca and the Team at Ramblers.

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