TEAM USA 2015
F3C Model Helicopter World Championships
Welcome to the home page of the USA F3C World Championships Team! Three pilots and one alternate were selected at the 2014 Academy of Model Aeronautics National Championships and US Team Trials held in Muncie, Indiana in August . They will represent model helicopter enthusiasts from across the USA and compete in the upcoming FAI F3C World Championships scheduled to be held in KLOPEIRN, AUSTRIA July 2-12, 2015.
FAI, The International Airsports Federation, is the international governing organization for aviation competitions. F3C is a sub-category within the model aircraft competition discipline and pertains to precision radio controlled model helicopter flight. This discipline of competition first took place in 1985 and has continued since every two years in different locales around the world.
More information can be found at http://www.fai.org/ciam-our-sport/f3-radio-control-helicopters.
Team USA has had great success at the F3C World Championships, with finishes in one of the top two places in the Team Championships every year, and two pilots becoming the individual World Champion for a total of 4 times! The pilots work very hard on their own during the time leading up to the event, and even harder when they are at the World Championships. It is not unusual to fly from dawn to dusk, every day... for two solid weeks!
Winners receive no prize money, as this is considered an 'amateur' event, but receive medals from the organizer and diplomas from the FAI signifying their accomplishments. There are also two perpetual trophies, one for individual World Champion, and one for Team Champion that have been passed along since 1995.
Team USA F3C receives some support from the Academy of Model Aeronautics to defray costs associated with attending the World Championships. However, this alone is not enough! The Team relies heavily on support from industry sponsorships and individual donations. Please click on the "Sponsors" and "Apparel" tabs above to see how you can help!
We will be updating the site throughout the next few months to pass along news and photos pertaining to the teams journey to the World Championships, so check back with us to see the latest!
USA F3C Team Manager