Toogs DZ e-News #417 (13-19 January 2020)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020


Luke Mears – Completed AFF
Chris Anderson – Completed AFF & Certificate A
Sean Walker – Completed AFF & Certificate A
Rosie Dodgson – B Licence
Zacky – New Canopy

Monday 13th   –  New start to the skydiving week Yaa-hoo. New students for today were Chris Anderson and Sean Walker. Both boys completing Stage 1 of the AFF Course this afternoon. Local skydivers kept the plane loads full.

Chris TAFF Stage 1 – Photo Doyley
Sean TAFF Stage 1 – Photo Adrian

Tuesday 14th  –  Weather man was wrong again. A beautiful day for skydiving. Students Chris Anderson and Sean Walker smashed out Stages 2, 3 & 4 of their AFF Courses whilst Luke Mears completed Stage 9 – completing his AFF! Congratulations.  4 Caravan loads for the day, 22 skydivers all happy.

Chris AFF Stage 2
Chris AFF Stage 3
Chris AFF Stage 4 – Photos by Sara
Sean AFF Stage 3 with Robin
Sean AFF Stage 4 with Robin – Photos by Adrian

Wednesday 15th  –  So much for that rain that was forecasted, not a drop fell as it all missed the DZ. The new students were at it again, Sean Walker completed Stages 5 & 6 of his AFF Course whilst Chris Anderson had a huge day completing Stages 5, 6, 7 & 8 of his AFF course.

Sean AFF Stage 5 – Photo OliM
Sean learning to sit fly on AFF 6.2
Chris AFF Stage 5
Chris AFF Stage 6 – Photos by Sara
Chris AFF Stage 7 – Photo OliM

Thursday 16th  – New student for today was Edward Keating. Ed completed his theory with instructor Adrian and Robbie took him for Stage 1 of his AFF Course. Sean Walker did Stages 7 & 8, and Chris Anderson competed Stage 9 – completing his AFFLuke Mears started his B-Rel training table with Oli. Bring on Funtastic Friday.

Edward TAFF Stage 1 – Photo Robbie
Sean AFF Stage 7 backloop – Photo OliM
Sean AFF Stage 8
Sean AFF Stage 8 – tracking for days – Photos by Adrian
Chris AFF Stage 9 exit
Luke B-Rel 1 & 2 – Photos by OliM

Zach – Photos by Robbie

Friday 17th  –  Blue skies and light winds…what more could you want.  Edward Keating completed Stages 2 & 3 of his AFF Course with instructors Robbie and Robin.  Jason Schmidt returned and did Stage 4 with Adrian and Oli.  Sean Walker completed Stage 9 – completing his AFF! Adrian took Shelby for a Tandem skydive, check out the epic photo below.  23 skydiver were here today, which filled the plane loads nicely.

Ed AFF Stage 2 – Photo by Robbie
Ed AFF Stage 3 – Photo Robin
Jason AFF Stage 4
Sean AFF Stage 9
Adrian and Shelby tandem exit on Sigma conversion
Adrian completing his Sigma conversion with Shelby as passenger – Photos by Adrian

Saturday 18th  –  Challenging weather conditions for today, but we still managed to get a few loads in-between the rain. Tandems today were Abigayl Schultz and Richard Moore, congrats to both of you. Jason Schmidt completed Stage 4 of his AFF CourseMS Exposed training camp was on, good turn out and great practice jump where had.

Abigayl tandem – Photo Sara

Richard on exit
Richard in tandem with Robbie
Nude practice jump – MS Exposed – Photos by Robbie
Zak, Minkley, Coops Head Up – Photo Coops

Sunday 19th  –  Once again it was challenging weather conditions, we still got 7 loads up. Tandems for today were Richard Burns and Jayden Petzler – congrats.  Luke Mears completed B-Rel 2 and 3. Jasmine completed B-Rel 5 . MS Exposed training camp was in full swing all doing 4 jumps each. Kristina and Jasmine jumped the 182 for their FIRST time…..ya’ll know what that means.

Rick tandem Sunday – Photo Sara
Jayden tandem exit
Jayden tandem freefall – Photos by Adrian
Luke B-Rel 2 & 3 – Photo Sara
Jas B-Rel 5 with Ben – Photo Adrian
Jasmine Hop ‘n’ Popping
Kristina Hop ‘n’ Popping
MS Exposed exit with “Tradies” Sponsored underwear – Photo OliM

See ya,

Macca and The Team at Ramblers.

Ramblers Staff

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Ramblers is a great club and a great drop zone. It was 39 years ago and it is now. I have just gone through the photos of my tandem jump with Darren and relived the whole exhilarating experience again - even my husband was impressed. Congratulations to Dave McEvoy for such a fantastic venue.

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