TYPE OF OCCUPATION--------Program Management, US Army Fixed Wing Project Office; Retired Army Officer and Aviator (Helicopter, Turbine Prop and Jet aircraft ratings)
HOW LONG BEEN IN THE HOBBY--------I was introduced to model building and control line airplanes when I was 10-12 years old. I flew nitro Ugly Sticks and a Falcon 56 during my first assignment in Alaska in the late 80s. I took a long break from the hobby during the rest of my military career and reentered the hobby in 2012 after retiring from the Army in 2008.
HOW YOU GOT STARTED IN R/C--------My dad is a lifelong scale model builder and he inspired me to pursue a career in the Army and sparked my interest in model aircraft.
PLANES YOU ENJOY ARF - BUILD UP – SCRATCH OR ELECTRIC--------My first kits were balsa (Curtis Robin, Falcon 56, Stenson Gullwing), but since returning to the hobby I’ve focused on RTF foam airplanes and BNF micro helicopters.
YOUR FAVORITE PLANE TO FLY--------My Horizon Hobby T-28 Trojan BNF has been a great plane to hone my skills. It’s a fantastic electric flier and a nice balance of stability and aerobatics.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP OTHERS WITH IN THE R/C HOBBY--------I’m quickly learning all that I can about electric aircraft and helicopters. I have a great deal of experience in RW and FW aviation and in the aviation industry.