2020 Junior World Free Flight Championships
August 3-9, 2020, Deva Romania
USA Jr Team Selection Standings
Good News: We have seen some outstanding good flying from the juniors that have entered the Jr program. Hayden leads in F1P and won F1P AmCup!
Bad news: No F1B flyers. Charlie Jones and I are working a couple of potential Jr flyers.
The Jr World Champs will be at Deva, Romania, Aug. 3-9, 2020. What a wonderful opportunity for young people to not only develop aeronautic- mechanical- electrical knowledge and use but to see how other young people in the world live and fly free flight.
For those with some FF experience but not familiar with the FAI models and competition, it can look intimidating. Now days, building of the model is not required, in fact few do. There are quality models available at low to no cost to young flyers that demonstrate an interest in F1A, B or P. The hardest part is finding an event appropriate mentor if the junior flyer does not come from a FAI free flight family or live near an active FF site. With proper models and instruction, I’m amazed how quickly young flyers can master these events. Contact Charlie or me and we’ll see if we can link you up.
The cost for the Jr WCh for the junior team members are covered by AMA, Team Selection Program and generous donations from flyers across the country. Historical we have been able to cover all entry fees, car rental and hotel cost. The junior’s guardian (required by AMA) pays little to none for their share of the car rental and hotel room costs for the duration of the WCh (typically 8 to 9 days). I’d recommend if you have any thoughts of getting an interested junior flyer involved, that you talk to any of the previous Jr team families, Charlie or myself or read some of the articles on the NFFs website under the Competition / Junior.
A great start for a new FAI FF interested junior would be to make any of the Fab Feb contest at Lost Hills, Feb 2020. Contact us and we’ll arrange a training session.
The end of the current Jr Team selection program is the 2020 Max Men contest. However, the program has allowances to place flyers on the open team positions. At this time there are 3 open positions in F1B and 1 open position in F1P. This placement process is based on the Jr Team Selection Committee’s recognition that the junior flyer has the needed skills and models to fly at the Jr W. Champs.
The current standings are:
Goldstein, Noa 285.6
Ulm, Adelaide 251.5
Stalick, Roman 188.7
F1B- no entrants
Ashworth, Hayden 300.0
Stalick, Roman 195.1
2018 Junior World Free Flight Championships
August 4 – 10, 2018, Pazardzik, Bulgaria
Official scores www.freeflightnews.org.uk/champs/ch18/ff18.htm
The 2018 United States Junior Free Flight Team (from left to right):Team Manager Jim Parker, Asst. Manager Sevak Malkasyan, Kyle Gerspacher, Roman Stalick, Adelaide Ulm, Joel Yori, and Hayden Ashworth
2016 Junior World Championships
August 1- 7, Prilep, Macedonia
Contest web site www.wjchamp2016.prilepcup.info
The 2016 United States Junior Free Flight Team (from left to right): Alex Stalick, Sevak Malkhasyan, Jace Pivonka, Team Manager Jim Parker, Troy Davis, Cade Fedor (with flag), and Joel Yori. Also pictured, holding the sign, was our Macedonian guide for the ceremony, Evgenja.
Contest Report by Bob Stalick
The 2014 Team
2012 Junior World Championships
Front row left: Gina Barron (F1A), Peyton Tetrick (F1B)
Rear: George Batiuk (team manager), Brian Pacelli (F1B, F1P),Taron Malkhasyan (F1A,F1P), Sevak Malkhasyan (F1B,F1P), Logan Tetrick (F1A)
Brian Pacelli won first place in F1B (Wakefield) Video of Brian flying, and Taron Malkhasyan won first place in F1P.
2010 Junior World Championships
Back row: Brede Doerner (F1B), Oliver Cai (F1A),
Middle row: Brian Pacelli (F1B 2nd place, F1P), Chinmay Jaju (F1P), George Batiuk (Team Manager), Miles Johnson (F1A, 2nd place)
Front row: Sevak Malkhasyan (F1B), Taron Malkhasyan (F1P, 2nd place), Logan Tetrick (F1A)
2008 Junior World Championships
Left to right: Kyle Jones, Oliver Cai, Cody Secor, Michelle Radziunas, Evan Simon, Brian Pacelli,
John Shailor, Chinmay Jaju, Anthony Ferrario, Timothy Barron, George Batiuk, Sarah Radziunas.
Photo by Kathy Radziunas.
2006 Junior World Championships
2004 Junior World Championships
2002 Junior World Championships