Larissa Savukhina (Russia) was the sole female entrant in F1C. She was consistently competitive,
finishing third in the Kiwi Cup. Photo by Brian Furutani.
“I came back to Lost Hills after two years’ absence for the Fab Feb 2016, this time
with a friend from Brazil and another friend from Argentina. Why travel that far?
Because I think it is the best Free Flight field in the world—flat and big. Because it is a
good chance to get in three World Cups of my favorite class, F1B, and enter other FAI and
AMA events like F1G and P- 30. There were people from 32 different countries, with
many world champions among them. We got the best weather one can dream for the
whole time we were there—comfortable temperatures, sunny, and little wind. We met old
friends and made lots of new ones.”
—Beto Castrucci, Brazil
roses for all of the women!
Finally, there was little question
about who the top flier was this Fab
Feb. Australian Roy Summersby won
the F1C event in all three World
Cups—an astounding feat!
If you are even a casual fan of
Free Flight and/or international
air sports competition, you should
make plans to attend Fabulous
February. The anticipated dates for
the 2017 gathering are February 11-
19. Nowhere else in the world will
you experience so many modeling
cultures and differing languages
on a common flightline with such
Free Flight forever!
FAI Free Flight events
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