Aeronautical engineer greatest remembered because the founder from the technology company AeroVironment. He received the first-ever Kremer Reward for developing a human-powered plane in 1977. He was a pilot within the U.S. Navy during Globe Battle II. He was the very first American to be the entire world Soaring Champion, earning three Richard C. du Pont Memorial Trophies because the winner from the U.S. Country wide Open Course Soaring Tournament. He was wedded to Judy Leonard. He received the Howard Hughes Memorial Trophy from your Aero Golf club of Southern California in January 1999.