Pete Appleby is a Glider Pilot flying with the Merlin Soaring Association club in Virginia. He has been flying gliders since 2012 and discovered sailplanes through building and flying R/C model planes. He has participated in wave and XC soaring camps in as well as finishing 5th in Sports Class in his first regional contest in Perry, SC in 2018. Pete has flown in California as well as Colorado. He currently flying a 1980 DG 200 and just finished his Gold Badge in May of 2020.