Toogs DZ e-News #416 (6-12 January 2020)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020


Robert Bellamy – Complete AFF & Certificate A
Alexandra Nadasan – Certificate A
Terry Frey – 1st Wingsuit / Wingsuit Crest
Pieter Casteleyn – 1st Time Here – Belgian
Todd Dowsley – 1st Wingsuit Rodeo!
Dylan Nash – 300th Jump
Rangry – 1000th Jump

Monday 6th January 2020.  Luke was our first 2020 new student. Our next three were Alexandra Nadasan, Jensen Brouwer and Robert Bellamy who all the 1st Jump Course and their Stage 1. Nicole Konsten did Stage 3, and Luke Mears did Stage 8. It was a great little day.  There were 22 jumpers still here filling the loads.

Alexandra TAFF Stage 1 – Photo Alexander
Jensen TAFF Stage 1 with Adrian – Photo Shelby
Robert TAFF Stage 1 – Photo OliM
Nicole AFF Stage 3
Luke AFF Stage 8
Alex and Connor freefly– Photos by Doyley

On Tuesday Jensen Brouwer did Stages 2 & 3. Robert Bellamy and Alexandra Nadasan did Stages 2, 3 & 4 and Nicole Konsten did Stages 4, 5 & 6.  There were still and 22 jumpers skydivers here stretching their Christmas break.

Jensen AFF Stage 3 – Photo OliM
Alex AFF Stage 3 – Photo Sara
Robbie AFF Stage 4 – Photo Adrian
Nicole AFF Stage 4 – Photo OliM

Jumping continued on Wednesday. Robert Bellamy did Stages 4, 5 & 6, Alexandra Nadasan did Stages 5, 6 & 7, and Nicole Konsten did AFF Stage 6.  We were down to 20 jumpers and five full loads happened.

Robbie AFF Stage 4 – Photo Rangry
Robbie AFF Stage 5
Robbie AFF Stage 6 deployment – Photos by Robin
Alex AFF Stage 5
Alex learning to fly AFF Stage 6
Alex tracking like a boss – Photos by Sara
Nicole AFF Stage 6
Fabian B-Rel 4 – Photos by OliM

Thursday arrived and the weather held. Robert Bellamy did Stages 7 & 8. Alexandra Nadasan did AFF Stage 8.  There were still 19 jumpers here and the three loads were full.

Robbie AFF 7.1 exit
Robbie AFF 7.2 exit – Photos by Doyley
Robbie AFF Stage 8 – tracking for days
Alex AFF Stage 8 – Photos by Adrian

Funtastic Friday arrived and so did  36 jumpers. We had some Tandems also arrive; Angus Wickens, Wendy Katterns and Jack Peralta all had a ball! So did our Night Tandems jumpers Natasha Comiskey, and Melissa Thomas. Well done Sara and Wayno. It was a fantastic jump, right on twilight with a full moon shining down.

Our newest students Owen Mullins and Jenny Garcia de Albeniz did Stage 1 of their AFF Courses. Robert Bellamy and Alexandra Nadasan did Stage 9 – completing their AFF, our first 20-20 graduates. Congratulations!  There were 8 loads done, all full and not bad for a Friday.

Angus tandem – Photo Doyley
Wendy tandem at mock up with Darren
Jack tandem freefall – Photos by Adrian
Jenny TAFF Stage 1 – Photo Sara
Night Jump Load – Special: Micky: Chris: Oli: Natasha: Melissa: Sara: Macca: Blair: Darren – Photo Skydive Ramblers
Night tandems – Sara: Melissa: Special: Natasha: Macca – Photo Skydive Ramblers

Saturday was a beauty. There were 16 loads done and 61 jumpers were here to do them. Our Tandems today were Debra Morley, Hannah Govan, Tori Joyce, Brandon Cook and Susan Cathcart. Welcome to our Ramblers sky!

AFF students Owen Mullins and Jenny Garcia stuck around. Owen did Stages 2 & 3 and Jenny did Stages 2, 3, & 4. Pathfinders Australia Marty and Grant were here again for another couple of Roundie jumps, and to show us just how landing rolls should be done.

Debra tandem canopy  – Photo Adrian
Tori and Hannah – Photo Doyley
Hannah tandem – Photo Sara
Tandem congrats Tori and Hannah – Photo Skydive Ramblers
Brandon tandem canopy – Photo Adrian
Susan tandem – Photo Sara
Owen AFF Stage 3 – Photos by Doyley
Jenny AFF Stage 3 – Photo Sara
Coop, Justin B-Rel Stage 6 with MarcD – Photo Glenn
Silas exit – Photo Adrian
Robin beard control
Fly By with Adrian
Pathfinders Australia – “Nice Mods”
Pathfinders Australia and Ty Fels – “Who’s got the biggest canopy?” – Photos by Skydive Ramblers

Sunday was the worst weather of all: low cloud – high winds – no rain – no jumping.

Our thoughts are with the people and animals suffering the bushfire disaster.

See ya,

Macca and The Team at Ramblers.

Ramblers Staff

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Angus Wickens – Absolutely amazing, best time of my life. Adrian was great + made it a fantastic experience.  Thanks heaps!!!

Hannah / Tori – We had an amazing experience.  Instructors made the experience that much better!   Great atmosphere!

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Such a good experience, they made it feel like coffee with an old friend!

Abigael Ellen

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