Elizabeth became a CFIG because she wanted to help young people learn to fly gliders. She is a professor of Biology & chemistry at Western Nevada College.
Reba started flying gliders in Scotland in the early 1980s and after returning to the US, she obtained a commercial glider pilot rating. She has managed soaring contests at Minden over the last few years and remains active in the soaring community, youth gliding scholarship programs, and volunteers with several aviation-related events in the local community.
Mike has been flying out of Minden for thirty years. Mike first flew gliders at Calistoga in 1973. He has been active in the MEV aviation community and was one of the founding members of the Minden Soaring Club. Mike competed in soaring for many years and now flies a Carbon Cub and 1942 Navy N3N. Mike believes providing youth access to soaring and aviation is a tremendous educational opportunity that needs to be promoted for young people.
Gary is a retired DPE and was a pilot for NV for over 15 years. He began in gliders in 1970. He continues to accept day jobs in several Citation Jets but tries not to work very much.