Toogs DZ e-News #414 (23-29 Dec. 2019)

Thursday, January 2, 2020


Adam Chow – Completed AFF
Len Park – Completed AFF
Brenden Pont – Completed AFF
Silas Barnes – Certificate B
Kestrel – Head Down Crest
Mad Dog – Head Down Crest

Todd Downsley – 100th Jump
Chris “Burkey” – 500th Jump
Sara – First jump on her New Canopy
Ellen Bingham – First Rig
Jag – First Jump Own Pack

Monday 23rd December. We were off to a great start for the week. There were 5 loads and enough jumpers to fill them. Our two Tandems today were Reiney Harrington and Cooper Southey. Len Park did Stage 5 of his AFF Course and Adam Chow completed his AFF with his Stage 9. Congratulations!

Reiney tandem – Photo Sara
Cooper tandem – Photo Adrian
Len AFF Stage 5 – Photo OliM
Adam AFF Stage 9

On Tuesday Len Park did AFF Stages 5 & 6. There were 3 loads and 13 jumpers here. We were closed on Christmas Day. On Thursday our newest skydivers were Nicholas Love, Cameron Booth, Kirsha Rayson & Cody Rayson who all did a TandemLen Park did Stages 7, 8 & 9 – completing his AFF. Well done mate! There were 4 loads and 18 jumpers here.

Len AFF Stage 5 – Photos by Adrian
Len AFF Stage 6 – Photo JohnH
Nick in tandem with Adrian – Photo Shelby
Cameron tandem exit
Cameron under canopy – Photos by Adrian
Kirsha tandem – Photo Sara
Cody tandem – Photo Adrian
Len AFF Stage 7
Len AFF Stage 8 – Photos by JohnH

On Friday the pace started to pick up. 24 jumpers took to the skies. Rosie’s brother Jack Dodson dropped by for a Tandem. Peter Ashton did AFF Stage 1. There were 5 loads for the day. Ellen Bingham jumped her brand new pink rig!

Peter TAF Stage 1 – Photo Adrian
Ellen’s new toy

Saturday was a funny sort of day. There were lots of skydivers here, 32 in fact, but the weather was overcast early and the day was slow to start. However Harpreet Singh was our next First Jump student and he did his Stage 1. Peter Ashton did Stages 2 & 3.  Ella Melvin, Trent Byrne, Emma Lampe and Brendan Jenkins all got their Tandem jump done.

Ella tandem – Photos by Sara
Trent tandem exit
Trent under canopy
Emma tandem exit
Emma tandem freefall
Emma tandem canopy – Photos by Adrian
BJ tandem with Adrian – Photo Shelby
Peter AFF Stage 2 – Photo Robin
Peter AFF Stage 3 – Photo OliM
Maria nailing her B-Rel 2 & 3 – Photo JohnH
Alexandre and Macca – Freefalling with friends – Photo Travis

Sunday was a much better day.  More jumpers arrived. Plus three more Tandem jumpers. Craig Truesdale, Philip Booth and Joanne Booth all got their knees in the breeze.  Kristina Truedale did AFF Stage 7. Brenden Pont was our third Stage 9 for the week, well done!  37 skydivers helped fill the 7 loads that were done. It was another great week.

Craig tandem – Photo JohnH
Philip exit
Philip’s tandem – Photos by Adrian
Joanne’s tandem
Kristina AFF Stage 7 – Photos by Sara
Brenden AFF Stage 9 – Photo JohnH


Jag and Aaron happy at 6000ft  and happy – Photo Elise Rogers

See ya!

Macca and the Team at Ramblers.

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Reiney Harrington – Was cold and had a great time!

Cooper Southey – Lots of fun great time!

Jack Dodgson – ADRIAN IS GREAT!!

Trent Byrne – Absolutely insane!  Adrian was awesome!!!

Jo & Phil Boalt – Fantastic – Not enough words to explain how good.  Safety is great.  Thank you so much.

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Benny Canavan

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