Peter Williams - Pilot
Occupation: Electronics Technician
Peter has always loved anything that flies. He was raised in Dunedin and started building model aircraft as a 10 year old with his father. During his teens he was an active member of the Dunedin Model Aero Club and attended national contests throughout New Zealand.
He eventually settled on radio control gliders as his primary competition flying and has been flying these models for over 20 years and has many podium finishes in radio control soaring events both in New Zealand and Internationally.
This is Peters second trip to a Model Glider World Championships being part of the New Zealand gold medal team in 2011 in Sweden with Kevin Botherway and Joe Wurts and is keen to defend this title.
He has served on the committee of the South Island Model Aircraft Association and the Soaring Technical Committee and also as a committee member for several clubs.
He has done numerous presentations on Composite Manufacture and Design and also on radio control glider flying for a variety of organisations.