The US Ultralight
Association has named Bob Chase to serve as its Region 11
Representative. Region 11 (Far West) comprises California, Hawaii,
Nevada, and Guam.
USUA tells us that Bob has had a life-long interest in tailless
and flying wing type aircraft. He built his first tailless model
aircraft when he was seven. During World War II, Bob was a pilot in
the United States Army Air Corps. He flew B-17, B-24, B-25, C-46,
C-47, and C-54 aircraft. Between 1947 and 1964, he was an Air
Operations Specialist, working the last five years at the Flying
Safety Office at the headquarters of the Military Air Transport
Bob was a member of the Southland Hang Gliding Association,
which later became the United States Hang Gliding Association
(USHGA 54). Performing the duties of safety inspector or runway
control, he was active at the powered ultralight meets. In 1981 and
1984, Bob was the ultralight judge at the annual Oshkosh
After about four hours flying time after purchasing an
original-design tailless ultralight, Bob spun it into the ground.
Fortunately, he walked away with only minor injuries. Bob was the
President of EAA Ultralight Chapter #3.
Currently, he is a member of two ultralight clubs. The Sport
Flyers of Southern California (USUA Club #017) and the Ultralight
Squadron of America at Perris, California.
Affiliations: Bob is presently a member of the Los Angeles
County Aviation Commission and the Vice-President of T.W.I.T.T (The
Wing Is The Thing). He is also active in the following
organizations: Academy of Model Aeronautics, Experimental Aircraft
Association, United States Hang Gliding Association, United States
Ultralight Association, and the Homebuilt Sailplane.