David Coggins was introduced to soaring in December 1981 and joined the Greater Houston Soaring Association (formerly Houston Soaring Association) and the SSA in January 1982.
After receiving his commercial glider rating he began flying competitions in 1986 and has since flown in numerous National contests in the Sports, 15M, 18M and Open classes with one National Championship.
He also volunteered at the 2012 WGC held in Uvalde, TX as the Ground Operations Chief.
In addition, has served as President of the Greater Houston Soaring Association, Region 10 Director, received the Charlie Spratt award, and is currently the SSA Texas State Governor and member of the SSA Rules Committee.
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!