President, Thermal Duration Contest Coordinator


 
 

1st VP / TD Contest Coordinator


161 Alaric Drive
Hampton, VA

It is hard to really begin to explain.  I started getting into R/C Soaring when I was 13 years old in 1976.  In that year I won a 3rd place award for 2-minute precision duration with my Graupner Cirrus.  Hard to believe.  Before long, ALL of my powered planes were parked and I was into R/C Soaring. 

I joined the ESL in 1978 when the league was created.  I recall the inital meeting at Jerry Zeigenfuse's house in Reading, PA.  Lots of memories there.  I won Sportsflyer in 1980 and graduated to Expert class in 1981.  During the late 1980s and early 1990s, I had a lot of time to fly in the ESL.  It was a very good time in that my wife, Trish, and my sister, Annamarie, would also fly in the ESL events.  It was a lot of fun.

My life took a turn when I became the father of two amazing young men (Josh Jr and Luke) in 1999 and 2000.  Eventually, after a lot of patience and micro warbirds, both Josh Jr and Luke became interested in R/C Soaring.  So now the current chapter of my R/C Soaring life involves my two boys who compete in the ESL events and accompany me on the various road trips.  It is really an amazing time in our lives and I am thankful for it!

Over the course of 33 years with the ESL, I have had the privaledge of meeting and flying with a fantastic group of people.  We have a lot of fun at the ESL events and get together for group dinners, general R/C Soaring discussions  and just good camraderie.  ESL events are little get-aways that I really cherish and look forward too.  In addition to ESL events, many of the members are competing at the Nationals and US Team Selection events.  I consider the ESL a treasure to R/C Soaring and welcome and encourage others to try it out.

 

 
 

2nd VP / Electric Contest Coordinator


 
 

Secretary / Treasurer


 
 

Safety Officer / Quartermaster


 
 

Chief of Maintenance


 
 

Scorekeeper


 
 

Award Administrator


 
 

Publicity Manager


 
 

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25 Simeon Wilson Rd.
Amherst, NH 03031

603 801 6951

I'm a retired software developer, and nowadays I program for fun. But only if it's too dark, wet, windy or cold to go soaring!