JP Stewart has been hooked on aviation for over 10 years
Beginning with radio control aircraft he flew competitive giant-scale aerobatics before moving into full-scale flying. He joined the Blue Ridge Soaring Society (BRSS) eight years ago and fell in love with soaring. JP has flown as US Junior Team member during the 2015 worlds in Narromine, Australia and 2017 worlds in Pociūnai, Lithuania. He serves as the SSA Youth/Junior Committee co-chair and has been the manager of the US Junior Camp and Contest since 2015. When not flying, he is an aerospace engineer by training and is currently designing new aircraft as a program manager at Aurora Flight Sciences.
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!