TOPIC: “A Modern Approach to Handicapping”
Peter Deane (56) has been flying sailplanes since 1986 and has over 2500hrs in gliders. Learning to fly at Hummingbird Haven in California in a Blanik, he flew his first cross country in a Ka-8 and currently owns a Standard Cirrus.
He has numerous Regional championship wins in regions 11 & 12 and holds 1000km diploma #265, as well as the National Std Class 750km O&R speed record of 95.4mph for set in 2002. Peter represented the USA in 2 Standard Class World Championships (Slovakia 2010 and Argentina 2013).
Peter is based in the San Francisco Bay area and has been heavily involved in promoting cross country and fun weekend racing in Region 11 and served on the Pacific Soaring Council board for over 20 years in a variety of roles including president. He was awarded the Les Arnold Award for service to Soaring in 2008. He served on the US Team Committee from 2011 to 2013. He lives on the California coast with his wife Katrina. Peter is currently employed as a Technology Fellow for Samsung Electronics at their Innovation Center in Menlo Park, CA.