There is a new indoor planned event at Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND for January 14, 2023, tentatively large enough to hold several simultaneous activities, which may include a possible F3P contest. If interested, please contact the event coordinator, Brian Dorff at
Canadians are planning their 10th annual F3P ECC contest for Saturday, November 26, 2022 at the Cobourg Community Centerm 750 D'ArcySt., Cobourg, ON K9A 4B4. All F3P classes will be flown: Intermediate, AA23, and AP23, plus Sportsman class for planes of minimum 100 grams and only one propeller. 6 rounds are targeted for all classes. Additional information can be found at http://xavier.mouraux.com/indoor/sequences.html . For more information, contact Harry Ells at
Efforts to attempt to hold an F3P event as a potential USA F3P Team Trials event before December 15, 2022, has been determined to be not possible across 5 different sites. The Hamburg, PA area site targeted for a January 2023 date has also been abandoned due to lack of support on multiple fronts.
Shortly after abandoning the PA site, news was received of an event planned to be held in Grand Forks, North Dakota on January 14th, to include multipe activities, including a potential F3P contest. Potential F3P contestants and judges are encouraged to contact the event director, and possible F3P CD, Brian Dorff, at
The 2021 F3P world indoor precision aerobatic championship event, intended to be done in Romania, has been cancelled due to current Sars-CoV 2, commonly referred to as the Covid pandemic, situation.
The 9th Annual ECC F3P Contest will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2021 at the Cobourg Community Center, 750 D'Arcy St., Cobourg, ON K9A 4B4. You MUST show proof of being FULLY VACINATED along with photo ID to enter the building, plus adhere to currnet COVID restrictions. All 3 F3P classes will be flown, AP-21, AA-21, and Intermediate, plus the Sportsman class for planes of minimum 100 grams and only one propeller. 6 rounds are being aimed for all classes. Info ofn F3P and sequences are at: http://xavier.mouraux.com/indoor/sequences.html and http://f3acanada.org/candian-precision-aerobaticess-schedules/ . Contact: Harry Ellis,
USA F3P team trials, to select the USA team at the worlds’ F3P event in 2021 scheduled for May 8th, 2021 from 12pm to 8pm local time, at the Sparta Dome in Crowne Point, Indiana, USA, has been completed! Ray Morton, the contest director, has provided the following results:
A total of 6 pilots entered the Team Selection contest and 3 pilots entered the aero-musicals (AFM). Don Szczur, Joseph Szczur, Greyson Pritchett, Albert (AC) Glenn, David Lockhart, and Ben Batts for the Team Selection and Joseph Szczur, Greyson Pritchett and Ben Batts for aero-musicals. Thanks to Scott Brownewell, the venue was perfect for flying the Team Selection contest, with high ceilings and no obstructions. There was even extra time provided prior to the event for the pilots to practice, and I believe they took advantage of every single minute.
Because of the time constraints, pilots and judges present elected to fly 3 rounds of AP-21, drop the lowest round and carry the normalized average of the two highest rounds into the final; followed by 2 rounds of AF-21 with the lowest of the 3 scores dropped for the final score to select the team. One exciting round of AFM was also flown as well after the F3P awards ceremony.
Here are the results:
First, here is a table of flight times for each pilot for each round:
AP-21 Preliminary Rounds, Normalized Scores:
|Pilot||Round1||Round 2||Round 3||Sum||Normalized|
AF-21 Final Rounds Normalized Scores:
|Pilot||AP-21||AF-21 Round 1||AF-21 Round 2||Sum|
|AFM Pilot||Round 1|
Ray Morton wishes to thank all the pilots and volunteers that made this event happen. Overall, it was a distinct pleasure to CD this event and observe these fantastic pilots perform with their beautiful airplanes. The USA team should be fielding a very strong team going into the 2021 World Championships.
Congratulations to the 2021 USA F3P Team:
Joseph Szczur, AC Glenn, Ben Batts, Greyson Pritchett (Junior) and David Lockhart as the alternate
F3P World Competition:
The current 2021 FAI F3P World Championship for Indoor Aerobatic Model Aircraft international contest was originally scheduled for February 21-27, 2021 to be held in Bucuresti, Romania. However, due to adverse-Covid-related impacts, that event has been postponed and re-scheduled to be held on November 21-27, 2021 in the same region as approved by the CIAM for F3P. This information can be found at: https://www.fai.org/page/ciam-events?upcoming=1&f%5B0%5D=field_discipline_task_list_map%253Afield_sport%3A28&f%5B1%5D=fai_event_year%3A2021&display=list#event-182671