Pete Alexander is a retired Silicon Valley refugee who started flying gliders at the age of 14 at Sky Sailing in Fremont, CA and made his first solo flight in a SGS 2-33. Since then he has accumulated about 5900 hours in gliders including a 6.5-year stint as a full time CFIG at Sky while in college. He started flying competitions in 1986 and has since flown in numerous Regional and National contests on the East and West coasts. He has participated in four World Gliding Championships: crewing for Rick Walters (3R) on the 1995 US Team at Omarama, New Zealand, volunteered as the sniffer and photographer for 2012 WGC at Uvalde, TX, flew for the US Team in 18m Class at the 2014 WGC in Leszno, Poland, flying his ASG-29, and the US Team Captain at the 2018 WGC at Hosin, Czech Republic. His home field is the Williams Soaring Center in Williams, CA.