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#1 mlee8249 Aug 27, 2012 11:16 AM

The U.S. F3B Team Selection Event 2012
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Hi to all,

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 presents the 2012 AMA F3B Team Selection Event. The location is adjacent to the City of Perris, California, and scheduled for the dates of October 27, 28 and 29, 2012.

This AMA Sanctioned event does not require an FAI stamp, but all contestants must pay a participant entry to the AMA, as well as a contest entry fee of $80.00 per pilot. Deadline for entry forms is September 27, 2012. Please see the attached contest information sheet for details and entry form. The Contest Director is Mike Lee, (mlee8249@msn.com).

#2 Kyle Paulson Aug 27, 2012 01:33 PM

Looking forward! Can’t wait!:)

Mike Lee thank you for taking on this task for our community! You are a good man and appreciated more than you could know. Thank you Mike!

Robert Cavazos thank you for making this happen with the local club and helping us connect the dots so this event can happen out at the Perris field! You have been instrumental and laid down the ground work to making this all happen! Thank you Robert!

And last but not least TK….the glue! TK I don’t think most people understand how much you help our community behind the curtain facilitating, making decisions, connecting the dots and following through. You are a friend, a team mate, a world class pilot and a servant to the US soaring community. Dude you rock!

TS here we come!


#3 FLY F3B Aug 27, 2012 03:38 PM

Couldn't have said it all better myself. Thanks you guys for all that you do.

Can't wait.


#4 Dyno Don Aug 27, 2012 03:47 PM

Free flight field
Just a note regarding the Scamps Free Flight field.:
Generally on Wednesdays the Free flight field is in use untill about noon.
I have been told that the group meets there regularly.. :)
Dyno Don

#5 tewatson Aug 27, 2012 04:18 PM

Unfortunately I am unable to participate as a pilot this cycle, however, will make every effort to be at the TS contest on Friday to help as needed.


#6 Kiesling Aug 27, 2012 09:15 PM

Thanks Kyle,

Thanks goes to you too! You were the catalyst that got this TS going.

I'm looking forward to a fun event. For everyone that plans on going, get your registration in!


#7 Glauco Aug 28, 2012 09:27 PM

First I also would like to thank Mike Lee and everyone else involved in setting up this TS, you guys are awesome.

Two questions. Can I send my registration to Mike by email or does it need to be snail mail?

How do I send the $20 fee to AMA?



#8 mlee8249 Aug 28, 2012 11:49 PM

Hi Glauco,

At the bottom of the entry form I show my PayPal account name allowing the payment by that methodd and then just zap the written entry form to me by email. I hope that helps.


#9 Kiesling Aug 29, 2012 12:50 PM

Actually, all payments should be made to the AMA. You can do this over the phone to Colleen Pierce and pay via credit card.
If people have already sent payments to Mike, he will have to forward those to Colleen.
(sorry for any confusion - I should have read all of the document Mike posted . . .)

#10 Kiesling Aug 29, 2012 02:25 PM

So who is planning on competing? I'd like to get an idea for group sizes etc.

People I know are going:

Tom Kiesling
Dave Klein
Kyle Paulson
Mike Smith
Darrell Zabalos
Tim Traver
Don Scegiel
Mike Lachowski
Glauco Lago
Reto Fiolka

People that should be there but haven't committed yet:
Steve Condon
Scott Condon
Rich Burnoski
Daryl Perkins
Aaron Valdes
Mike Murphy
Skip Miller
Cody Remington
Thomas Cooke
Paul Sherman
Dave Olsen

People I would like to see compete but understand if they can't:
Tristan Sherman
Gordon Buckland
Jody Miller
Dillon Graves
Dominic Lewis

Anyone else?
Robert Cavazos
Steve Garland
Brandon Monte
Warren Day


#11 Kyle Paulson Aug 29, 2012 04:49 PM

Tom here is a list of people I think we should invite. These guys are talented and super fast!
And Lemonsqueezzy

I hope they come!

Man I'm excited to fly some B!

#12 Kiesling Aug 29, 2012 05:05 PM

If you know 'em and want to invite 'em, it's your call!

I'm not inviting anyone, just trying to find out who's going!


#13 Kyle Paulson Aug 29, 2012 09:09 PM

Okay.... I just talked to them. They are all coming!

Yah what Tom said.... "Who's going?"


Originally Posted by Kiesling (Post 22586329)
If you know 'em and want to invite 'em, it's your call!

I'm not inviting anyone, just trying to find out who's going!


#14 Brandon Aug 29, 2012 09:18 PM

Do we need to form a team to compete ?


#15 Kiesling Aug 29, 2012 09:41 PM

3 man teams are allowed. It is much more difficult to compete without a team, but it can be done. I don't recommend it. So, in my opinion, yes you need to form a team to compete.

This is the reason I wanted to get the discussion going about who is going or might be interested in going. You can start talking about teaming arrangements etc.
I know there are already 2 or 3 teams that are already formed, but I'm not sure about any more. Ideally you want to get at least one person on your team with some F3B experience. It will make the event more fun.


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