Bob started flying in Doncaster, UK before university.
At university he joined Phil Gaisford on the Nottingham University committee and was instrumental in starting the annual Inter University Task Week” flying the first two in a K-13 with other students in the front seat. Since college Bob has focused more on racing than instructing, flying many standard class national competitions in the US, Canada and the UK, winning the Standard Class Kubly Trophy in 2006 at Uvalde.
He enjoys flying in the western US mountains especially the area between Salt Lake City, UT and Bozeman, MT.
Bob practices at Greater Boston Soaring which offers a tremendous diversity of conditions and many skilled racers to fly with.
When not gliding Bob is racking up the frequent flying miles leading the sales team of an Internet start-up.
Earlier in his career he worked with the FAI award winning Cambridge Aero team on the first GPS flight recorders, he negotiated and co-wrote the original IGC file format with the other GPS manufacturers.
Melanie is strictly ground crew (N1K), but is an avid lover of the sport. She is the ussoaringteams.org web master and loves new ideas so feel free to ask questions, offer suggestions, and give her additional content!