Like many others in the aerospace industry, Parabilis engineer Russell Babb is a pilot and very passionate about flying. He is certified private pilot in both Single-Engine Land aircraft and Gliders. On many weekends Russell can be found at Hemet-Ryan Airport in Hemet, CA where he flies with the Cypress Soaring Glider Club.
“I love the freedom of flight, the new perspective it gives and the challenge it provides.”
Here is Russell at the controls of a Schweizer 1-34 sticking a near-perfect landing.
Russell joined Parabilis in 2020 after graduating with a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Utah State University. He is a key technical contributor on several Parabilis programs including a hybrid rocket motor for hypersonic flight and a novel wireless transducer device. Russell also adds substantial value to our non-public in-space propulsion programs for the US government. “Parabilis has allowed me to learn and grow as an engineer, challenged me to try new things and be a part of cool technologies.”