The F3P team trials for the 2017 F3P World Championship will be held at the NE Ohio Electric Festival on March 18-20. See the flyer for more details.
Donations for F3A and F3P World Championship Teams
Sending a team to a World Championship costs a LOT of money. The F3A and F3P World Championships are being held in Europe this year - F3P is in March and F3A is in August. Our teams depend heavily on donations in order to help pay for their airline fares, shipping of planes, car rentals, hotels, and food. Above are two donation thermometers which will allow you to donate directly to both World Championship teams. They will really appreciate all the help they can get. In addition, both teams are holding raffles with great prizes! Please donate to both teams and purchase raffle tickets from them too. The F3A team's website is located at www.teamusaf3a.com and the F3P team's website is at www.teamusaf3p.com.
Joining the NSRCA
If you'd like to join the NSRCA you must register on the website first. Once you've registered on the website you will see a JOIN / RENEW menu item show up on the main page. To register, please click on the picture to the left or on the SIGN UP link to the left of this page. If you do not want to use Paypal to join you can download the membership form by clicking here and mailing it to the NSRCA Secretary, however, we still need you to register on the website.
We have our NATS dates for 2016. The AMA Nationals for Precision Aerobatics will be held (Sunday is processing day). Although not "official" until the AMA Executive Council meets in October, we are confident that we will have these dates.
One thing to point out concerning hotel accomodations: There is a triathlon that is held in Muncie each year and takes place the week before our NATS. It is strongly recommended that you book your hotel as soon as possible to avoid any issues as there are likely to be quite a few folks that are still there by the time our NATS begins.
If there are any changes, we will let you know as quickly as possible but these dates are fairly set in stone.
All US pilots that are competing at the 2015 US Nationals must be certified judges. You are required to judge at least one round during the Nationals. If you are not certified then please make sure you are logged onto the NSRCA website and then click the Judging menu following by the "Certification Tests" menu item on the right side of the screen. You'll only see the link if you are an NSRCA member.
If you are NOT an NSRCA member then you must pay $5 to take the tests. Click the "Sign Up for Certification" menu item and add the Judge Certification to your shopping cart and pay for it using PayPal. Once paid for, you'll then see the link show up and you can take the test. Your user record will be updated by the Judging Chairman within 24 hours.
You can verify whether you are a current certified judge by checking the linked list.
Congratulations to our 2015 National champions:
Intermediate: Jeff Worsham
Advanced: Greyson Pritchett
Masters: Robert Caglia
F3A: AC Glenn
Full results are available here.
The Judging Committee has a few important clarifications to make for certain F3A maneuvers. We learned of these issues from the F3A Sub-committee chairman at the AOC F3A Competition in Thailand. We then did some research with our compatriots in Europe and the rest of the world. We decided it was very important to align ourselves with the rest of the FAI community in the world and to get this information out as quickly as possible so that all of our pilots and judges could digest this before our Nationals and Team Selection event in July.