Toogs DZ e-News #412 (9-15 December 2019)

Wednesday, December 18, 2019


Adam Young – Completed AFF
Andrew Maloney – First Jump at Ramblers
Russell Tranter – First Cut Away
Seth Gilson – Finished B-Rel
Terry Frey – The Big “D”& General Display
Dory Ackermann – 100 Jumps
Susann Guettler – 500 Jumps
Alex Lay – 800 Jumps

Monday 9th – Learning Curve was here and it was a great turn out with 25 jumpers. The Darwin crew came and joined in on the fun also. Chanel completed B-Rel Stage 1. Jag completed B-Rel Stage 2 with Johnny. Shane worked through Stage 2 B-Rel with Robin. Todd and Seth worked on their B-Rel Stages 5 and 6.

Chanel B-Rel Stage 1 – Photo Sara
Jag B-Rel Stage 2 – Photo JohnH
Shane B-Rel Stage 2 – Photo Robin
Todd B-Rel Stage 5 with Fiona – Photo JohnH
Seth B-Rel Stage 6.1 with help from Shelby and Minkley – Photo Adrian

Tuesday 10th – Day 2 of Learning Curve was even better then yesterday with 30 jumpers and 7 loads, many happy faces were seen. Student Jamie Chalkley returned and completed Stage 4 of his AFF Course with Darren.

Shane B-Rel Stage 4 – Photos by Doyley

Wednesday 11th – Kristina Truesdale completed Stage 4 of her AFF Course and Jamie Chalkley powered through Stages 5, 6, and 7. Seth completed stage6 B-Rel. Jumping finished early due to high winds so Darren ran a gear maintenance seminar.

Kristina AFF Stage 4 with Johnny and Sara – Photo Mr Woo
Kristina AFF 4 – Photo JohnH
Jamie AFF 5 – first time flying by himself – Photo Adrian
Jamie AFF Stage 6 freestyle
Jamie Hi-5 AFF Stage 7 – Photos by Doyley
Seth B-Rel Stage 6 with Mr Woo
Robin facepalm Mr Woo Seth’s B-Rel Stage 6– Photos by Robin

Thursday 12th – Hot day ahead of us. We still got a few loads in before it got windy and stormy. Shane completed his 4-way B-Rel jumps with Adrian. Todd competed a 4-way jump with Sara, Ellen and Doreen. Marie flew head down with Darren. Adrian ran a Water Landing seminar in the pool. Then it stormed and actually rained.

Shane B-Rel Stage 6 with Charmaine – Photo Adrian
Shane B-Rel 6 – Photo Charmaine
Todd B-Rel 6 with Ellen and Doreen – Photo Sara

Marie Head Down and Freefly training – Photos by Doyley
Lightning over Skydive Ramblers – Photo Drewy

Friday 13th – Last day of the Learning Curve Camp. Everyone jumped a lot. The Tandem today was Dean Smulder – Congrats.   Jamie Chalkley did Stage 8 of his Addiction Package with Darren. 6 fantastic loads for today.

Dean tandem exit
Dean tandem freefall – Photos by Adrian
Matt chasing Dean

Jamie AFF Stage 8 – Photo Doyley
Dory enjoying her day
Madd Dog smiles past – Photos by Skydive Ramblers

Saturday 14th – Tandems today were the Lapthorne’s, – Georgia, Sophie and Franklin – Congrats.  Student Adam Young did Stage 9 – completing his AFF.  9 loads for the day, all filled with happy jumpers.

Georgia’s Birthday tandem – Photo JohnH
Adam AFF Stage 9 – Photo Adrian

Sunday 15th – Tandems today were Lachlan and William Feeney, Hannah Martin, Dahlene Pearce, Joanne Christie and Christopher Agius – Congrats.  Student Brady Hamilton started his course today and completed Stage 1 of his AFF Course, Andrew Briskey did Stages 7 & 8, and Connor Hill did a Refresher jump with Johnny.  Jag did Stage 5 B-Rel with Johnny.

Lachlan tandem – Photo OliM
William tandem – Photo Andy
Hannah tandem
Dahlene tandem
Joanne loving freefall
Joanne after landing – Photos by Sara
Chris tandem – Photo OliM
Brady TAF Stage 1 – Photo Adrian
Andrew AFF Stage 7
Andrew AFF Stage 8 – Photos by Robin
Connor recurrency jump – Photo by JohnH
Chris B-Rel 4
Chris B-Rel 5 – Photos by Doyley
Jag B-Rel Stage 5 – Photo by JohnH
Karl angle exit – Photo Doyley

See ya!

Macca and the Team at Ramblers.

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Georgia Lapthorne – IT WAS CRAZY!  First time skydiving and I’m definitely doing it again.

Sophie Lapthorne – So much fun.  My instructor was the best!

Franklin Lapthorne – Awesome.  Still heart pumping.  Praise God.  Loved it.

Lachlan Peeney – Darren was great!  10/10 I’m coming back.

Joanne Christie – Sky Diving was awesome – not at all as nerve-wracking as I thought, great people, great staff, great jump.😀

Chris Agius – Quite a huge rush.  Was an experience of a lifetime.  Thanks for bringing me safely to the ground.

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