Author Archive for: bobwhelan
About Bob Whelan
Enamored of airplanes and all forms of atmospheric flight for as long as he can remember, Bob still looks up when airplanes pass overhead. Now retired from engineering (and later, commercial driving) adventures, he and his wife still regularly visit (and sometimes camp on) little airports whenever opportunity presents. He made two large purchases when a senior in college: a car, and in partnership with his older brother, a BD-5B kit (never finished). Thirty seven years later he sold the car for $500 and has flown ~2050 hours in his fifth sailplane, has great respect for all forms of piloting skills and judgment; he's learned useful, life-applicable, things from almost every pilot he's met. He's also authored two books about soaring using his formal moniker “Robert F.”
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