Toogs DZ e-News #415 (30 Dec. 2019 – 5 Jan. 2020)

Tuesday, January 7, 2020


Kristina Truesdale – Completed AFF
Hyeongyo (Len) Park – Certificate A
Todd Dowsley – Certificate A
Shirley Zheng – Certificate A

Todd Dowsley – 1st time co-pilot seat – 1st Wingsuit rodeo
Jason Schloss- 1st Head down exit & dock
Adrian – 700th
Elise – New rig

Monday 30th December. The DZ was off to a great start of week. There were 8 loads done and there were 27 jumpers here. Tia Johnston was also here and did Stage 1 of her AFF Course.  Kristina Truesdale did Stages 7 & 8.

Kristina AFF Stage 8 – Photo Skydive Ramblers
Angle – Photo Adrian

Tuesday 31st December, last jump day of the year. Our only Tandem today was Alexandra Inglis – who did it twice!  Tia Johnston continued with AFF Stages 2 & 3. John Troy was back for  Stages 5 & 6.  There were 9 loads today and our numbers swelled to 32 jumpers, all here for New Years Eve.

Ally in tandem with Adrian – Photo Shelby
Tia AFF Stage 2 with Dad Andrew
Tia AFF Stage 3
John AFF Stage 5
John AFF Stage 6 not arching – Photos by Sara
New Years Eve angle – Photo Adrian

Wednesday 1st January 2020 –  NEW YEARS DAY.

Thursday – It was a great start to the year. There were 5 loads done and 20 jumpers were still here. Kristina did her Stage 9, congratulations! Our first graduate for 2020.

First load of the year – Photo Doyley
Kristina AFF Stage 9
Fabien B-Rel 1 & 2 – Photos by Adrian
Fabien B-Rel 2 & 3
Jag B-Rel 3 point
Jag & Todd – overs & unders – Photos by Doyley
Jase Head Up Crest Level 1
Angles – Photos by Drewy
Angles – Photo Robin

Funtastic Friday  saw things pick up a bit. 7 loads were done and 30 jumpers were here. Our two Tandems today were the winners of “Whiskies Wish” RaffleJodie Sharples and Tammy Wallace.  “Whiskey’s Wish” trains dogs for Veterans & Others with PTSD. Our first 2020 new student was Luke Mears who completed his First Jump Course.

Jodie tandem freefall – Photo Adrian
Tammy freefall – Photos by Doyley
Tammy and Jodie – Photo Doyley
Luke TAF Stage 1 – Photo Adrian

Saturday was reasonably busy. Our Tandems today were Tammy Hansen and Diana Dixon.  Luke Mears continued on with Stages 2, 3 & 4 of his AFF Course. There were 10 loads and 43 jumpers here.

Tammy tandem
Tammy landed – Photos by Sara
Diana tandem freefall
Diana tandem under canopy
Luke AFF Stage 3
Luke AFF Stage 4– Photos by Doyley
Victor B-Rel 1 & 2 – Photo Adrian
Shirley B-Rel 4
Tim Hop ‘n’ Pop – Photos by Sara
Smith Jamz
Static Bra – Photos by Smithy

On Sunday Luke did AFF Stages 5, 6 & 7.  There were 7 loads done. The holiday way over and the last 27 jumpers who were here went home.

Luke AFF Stage 5
Luke AFF Stage 6
Luke AFF Stage 7 exit – Photos by Doyley
Victor B-Rel Stage 4 – Photo Adrian
Tom fun jump exit – Photo Doyley

2019 was a pretty good year. Thanks to everybody who made it so. Here’s to 2020, it has a good ring to it, 20-20.

Happy New Year from all our Ramblers Staff.

Macca and the Ramblers Team.

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Jodie & Tammy – Best time ever!!  Thanks heaps.

Tammy Hansen – Was Fantastic – Had a great time.  Will do again.  Thanks.

Diana Dixon – Wow!  That was the most awesome 60th birthday present!!  Thank you Adrian – you are an amazing instructor and made me feel really safe – what an adrenalin rush.

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