Teams from 30 countries were represented in the
event’s opening ceremonies!
The pinnacle of Precision Aerobatics competition is the F3A World Championship, which took place August 2013 in Gautang,
South Africa. I had the pleasure of being the team
manager accompanying Team USA on its quest to
repeat as Team World Champion.
The journey to the F3A championship officially
began at the 2012 AMA Nats, which served as
the Precision Aerobatics world team selection
tournament. Andrew Jesky, Jason Shulman, and
Brett Wickizer bested the competition, earning their
places on the team. Chip Hyde would serve as team
alternate, and Joseph Szczur, the highest-placing
competitor younger than 18 years old, became the
first US Junior competitor.
by Mark Atwood
23 Model Aviation MAY 2014