I was born in Tucson, Arizona a long, long time ago.
My father is the person responsible for getting me into flying the great sport of R/C flying. I started flying at the age of 5 and started competing at the age of 7. I have been flying ever since. I was married in 1991 and I now have 3 beautiful daughters and two of them actually have an interest and fly on the weekend with me. There is no greater feeling than to watch your own children fly an R/C airplane you taught them how to fly.
I have been very successful flying R/C’s and have been fortunate enough to qualify and compete at the following events:
1998, 1999, 2000, 2002 Tournament of Champions (TOC)
Don Lowe Masters World Aerobatic Championships
AMA Unlimited class and Freestyle National Championships
Tucson Aerobatic Championships
I have won 5 US National Championship Titles and am still active competing in the IMAC style aerobatic competitions.
I look forward to bettering my skills and try to stay competitive as I get older.
When I am not competing I enjoy flying Turbines and Helicopters. This style of flying is very relaxing and enjoyable.
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