Mike Gardner -
Paul Mittendorff -
Of course I then went about it the hard way. Started solo and spent quite a lot of time "repairing" my first glider. But I will always remember the day I came off my highstart and about 1 minute later realized I was higher now then I was when I started.... My first thermal!
I later met up with a bunch of other fine flyers in my local "sticker" field. Soon they introduced me to the cub flying off the Pompano Landfill.... Been flying ever since.
Rick Eckel -
On the way out of his neighborhood to maiden the PT-
Steve Blake -
When I cam to the States in 1998 I was eagerly looking for model shops and slopes, wow no slopes. I took another hiatus from RC. The bug bit again and I went through different types of foam planes but no gliders. I read an article on thermal soaring in particular F3J. I proceeded to order an Xplorer 2 3.8. I built it from videos online, had no idea how to set it up or fly it let alone thermal it. Next I joined the Orlando Buzzards. Now here we are.