The 2013 USA F3B Team was selected in October 2012 to represent at the Worlds in Nardt Germany in the fall of 2013. A very successful three day event was held at the Perris field in CA due in part to the icredible effort of event organizer and CD Mike Lee. The Inland Soaring Society, in cooperation with the Southern California Soaring Clubs, and courtesy of the Southern California Antique Model Plane Society (SCAMPS) and the Riverside RC Club ran the 2012 AMA F3B Team Selection Event. The location was adjacent to the City of Perris, California, and held over the weekend of October 27, 28 and 29, 2012. Many helpers came out to assist with the selection event and the F3B community will be forever in their debt.
At the end of the Team Selects contest Kyle Paulson once again showed his class with a commanding effort to finish in first place. Tom Kiesling flew steadily all contest to fill the 2nd position while the third place was won by Mike Smith. Darrell Zaballos came fourth with David Klien emerging in fifth place and Mike Lachowski 6th. With Kyles trip to Germany for the F3F Worlds last month he has decided not to compete at the Worlds in Germany and Mike Smith also has declined to take his place on the Team due to his prior commitment as an F3K team Pilot at the F3K Worlds in Denmark the same year.
For a full read including video and photos of the entire Team selects event you can go to the RCGroups thread.
The USA F3B Team will be a very strong unit with such experienced talent, as well as having the sort of dedication that winning a worlds requires.
Thanks to David Olson, Sherpa and Ed Stewart for the photos.