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Pete Alexander ~ Team Captain

Pete Alexander ~ Team Captain

Pete Alexander

Pete Alexander is a retired Silicon Valley refugee who started flying gliders at the age of 14 at Sky Sailing in Fremont, CA.

He flew his first solo flight in a SGS 2-33. Since then he has accumulated about 5100 hours in gliders including a 6.5 year stint as a full time glider flight instructor at Sky Sailing while in college.

He started flying competitions in 1986 and has since flown in numerous Regional and National contests on the East and West coasts.

He had the privilege to be a crew member for Rick Walters (3R) on the 1995 US Team at Omarama, New Zealand.  He was also a volunteer at the 2012 WGC at Uvalde, TX as a sniffer and photographer. Pete was a US Team member in the 18m Class at the 2014 WGC in Leszno, Poland flying his ASG-29.

His home field is the Williams Soaring Center in Williams, CA.

Melanie Nichols

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!

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