BMFA F3F League Results 2013
Apologies for the delay this season in providing the final results of the 2013 season. It has been an exceptionally busy season, not just from a flying perspective for me.
Out of the possible 12 events BMFA or UK Euro tours, only 4 one day events were cancelled and unfortunately the Welsh open did not complete the required 4 rounds.
With this is mind we have still had a very memorable season. I have seen many new pilots from last year improve and new faces join the exiting world of F3F.
The year began with an explosion in Wales with 16 sub thirties and many new PB’s claimed for a number of pilots and more from other contests. It truly was an incredible 7 rounds in sub zero co nditions, I can’t remember the wind chill but I believe it was around -14°C.
Scotland proved a great success again this year, being well supported from not just the local pilots, but from all corners of the country.
Having flown in many places in Europe again this year, the standard in the UK is improving year on year, a true credit to everyone, participating in our very friendly hobby on the slopes. This year Simon Thornton flew to an incredible 2 place in the FAI World cup. Simon only completed 3 cou nting events, against others who had flown more World Cup events to gain better scores. Amazing result and it shows the standard he is flying against in the UK has helped a long way towards this result.
There has however been one pilot that has again excelled and been close on more than one occasion to winning the league over the years. I think anyone who has had the opportunity to fly with or against him would agree he is a very worthy champion.
This year that honour goes to Mark Redsell. Just to note at t he incredible Welsh league event, out of the 7 rounds we flew, he had 6 sub thirties, truly amazing. The other pilots to join Mark on that day, were Joel West, Rich Bago, Paul Garnett and Martin Newnham. I must mention Mark Abbotts who was the FIRST British pilot to go under the 30 seconds in an earlier event in Wales this year.
Well done Mark
Finally this year has witnessed the birth of Great Britain Slope Racing Association, which is great news for the future of F3F. Jon Edison, John Phillips and Peter Gunning have joined the team and are working hard to get everything up and running. I must thank these guys for all the support they have given me to bring this together. Website will be available soon.
So to the overall results please see below and enjoy, I hope you feel you have all improved on last year’s results and I am already looking 2014: