Pilot Randy Bridge (L) and caller Ray Brown
stand in front of a row of flags before opening
ceremonies at the 2015 F3D World Championship.
Randy Bridge, Ray Brown, and their families in front of the Holy Trinity
column in Olomouc, Czech Republic, after winning the 2015 FAI F3D
World Championship and setting a new world record.
The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) F3D World Championship for Pylon Racing Model Aircraft was held at Olomouc Airport, near
Olomouc, Czech Republic, July 6-11, 2015. For this
competition, F3D models fly at more than 200 mph on
a three-pylon course. The objective is to accumulate the
lowest score while traversing the 1/4-mile course for 10 laps.
Competitors stand inside the pylon course and fly
in groups of three. Each second spent on the course is
translated into one point.
Fourteen rounds are flown and the three highest scores
are dropped, one after every four rounds. If a pilot flies
inside the pylons, known as a cut, a 10% penalty is assessed
and added to the heat time.
by AJ Seaholm
29 Model Aviation JANUARY 2016 www.ModelAviation.com