Tony Condon learned to soar with the Silent Knights Glider Club in Ames, IA while attending Iowa State University in Aerospace Engineering.
He began flying cross country in his Cherokee II, eventually making flights of 100 miles accompanied by many many off airport landings. After moving to Wichita, KS he joined the Kansas Soaring Association and flew Gold Distance in the Cherokee II as well as a Region 10 Contest which set the hook for contest flying. Since then he has earned his Diamond Badge. In 2015 he competed in the 1st FAI Pan American Gliding Championships and the 1st FAI 13.5 Meter World Gliding Championships. He is looking forward to again competing with teammate Francois Pin at the 2nd 13.5 Meter Worlds and to try to improve on their 2015 standings. Tony is an active CFIG, Tow pilot, and President of the Kansas Soaring Association.
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!