Toogs DZ e-News #419 (27 January – 2 February 2020)

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

ACHIEVEMENTS

Victoria Thorpe – Completed AFF
Nicole Konsten – Certificate A
Kristina Truesdale – Certificate A
Andrew Briskey – Certificate A
Ben Mooney – Certificate B
Dave Hodson – Angle Crest

Ben Nordkamp – 1st Jump back after 11months 4 days
Burkey – New Rig
Matt Rankin – New Container, forgot alti
Marc Degacz – 20 years skydiving

Sunday 26th – Australia Day
Sunset on Australia Day – Photos by Skydive Ramblers

Monday 27th January and the long weekend continued. 37 jumpers were still here and we did 8 big loads. It was a great long weekend. Our Tandem today was Maddison Harper. Our new student Victoria Thorpe did Stage 1 of her AFF Course. Jake Christie did Stage 3 and Nicole Konsten did Stage 9, on ya Nicole!

Maddison tandem exit
Maddison freefall – Photos by Ty
Victoria TAFF Stage 1 – Photo Robson
Jake AFF Stage 3 – Photo Doyley
Paul B-Rel Stage 5 – Photo OliM
Guess what happens next? – Shirley B-Rel 6.1 with Martin and Ryan – Photo Sara
Steve Head Up Crest – Photos by Doyley

Bella’s 4 way Nationals practice

Tuesday.  Victoria got stuck into it and did AFF Stages 2, 3 & 4. And Jensen Brouwer arrived and also got stuck into it  & did Stages 4, 5 & 6. Other “regulars” were here and 6 load were done for the day.

Victoria AFF Stage 3 – Photos by OliM

Victoria AFF Stage 4 – Photos by Sara
Jensen AFF Stage 4 – Photo Doyley
Jensen AFF Stage 5
Jensen AFF Stage 6 – Photos by Robin

Wednesday. Victoria Thorpe continued on with Stages 4, 5 & 6. Jensen Brouwer did Stages 7 & 8. Again there were 6 loads for the day. On Thursday there were 4 loads. The weather was a bit funky.

Victoria AFF Stage 4 – Photo OliM
Victoria AFF Stage 6 – Photo Sara
Jensen AFF Stage 8 – Photo Robin
Andrew refresher – Photo OliM

Funtastic Friday  arrived and so did the jumpers. Our Tandem today was Jamie Chidley. Ali Fazeli arrived for Stage 1 of his AFF Course. Victoria Thorpe did Stages 7 & 8. There were 5 loads for the day and 21 jumpers did them.

Jamie tandem – Photo Alex
Ali TAFF Stage 1 – Photo Robson
Victoria AFF Stage 7 dive exit
Victoria AFF 7 track – Photos by OliM
Victoria AFF Stage 8 exit – Photo Doyley
Luke B-Rel 6.1
Luke B-Rel 6.2 – Photos by OliM
Maccas exit – Photo Robson

Saturday 1st February – it’s almost Christmas! Andrew Sheehan arrived and started his AFF Course. Victoria Thorpe finished hers and did Stage 9. Ali Fazeli did Stage 2.  There were 13 loads for the day, a beauty! Sara had 8 starters for her Canopy Handling Course. Lots of everything happening – flatties, wingsuits, freefliers, hop & poppers, students and Tandems. And 54 jumpers.

Victoria AFF Stage 9
Adam B-Rel Stage 1 – Photos by Doyley
Andrew B-Rel Stage 5 – Photo Isaac

Sunday was just about as busy as yesterday. Lots of everything, lots of happy faces and fun jumping, B-Rels, girls 4 way RW team training – go the girls! There were 11 loads and 48 jumpers here doing them. Our Tandems today were Donald Biggs and Elijah Richman. Andrew Sheehan and Ali Fazeli each did Stages 2 & 3 of their AFF Courses. Victoria was still at it and did some fun jumps. Sara’s Canopy Handling Course continued. It was a great weekend and a pretty good week. Bring on the Learning Curve Camp!

Donald tandem
Elijah tandem on the ground – Photos by Doyley
Ali AFF Stage 2
Ali AFF Stage 3 – Photos by MarcD
Andrew AFF Stage 3 – Photo Doyley

Ryan and Paul B-Rel 6
Shirley B-Rel 6 – Photos by Isaac

Shirley B-Rel 6.2 – Photos by Doyley
Isaac coach training – Photo Skydive Ramblers

See ya,

Macca and The Team at Ramblers.

Ramblers Staff

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VISITOR BOOK COMMENTS

Maddison Harper – AMAZING!  I’ll be back for sure!

Jamie Chidley – This place is so dope!  10/10

Elijah Richman – So good every time it gets better


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I have been to Toogoolawah for 3 tandem jumps so far. I am trying to make it a yearly event. I love the atmosphere out there in the bush, with the kangaroos around.

SHELLEY WYATT

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