I just finished the model air show at the contest site and am packing to go home (hopfully) We had a great night at the banquit last night; certainly a change from the WC in Munci.
The Italians know how to party and be excellent hosts. I (we) appreciate everything they did to help when we needed information.
The final information is: http://www.wchf3c2011.it/results/final.pdf
We had all of out pilots in the top half of the worlds best; two of them made it to the top (15) fly off dance and Curtis Youngblood earned an impressive fifth place at his 13th world championship event.
Have a look at full coverage of the event in Rotorworld magazine; I will be discussing some things I have not elaborated on in this blog.
If you have not found the Friday’s scores; see:
What you wont see is the determination of the US team to try even harder on Saturday!
As team manager I get to see more than flights and scores; I see the passion in these three gifted pilots that most really cannot appreciate unless they are at the hot, dusty, hot, smelly, hot…practice fields like I have.
We have one more day to push a few places up and the team is determined to do just that. Whatever the final numbers, I am honored to have been able to serve these pilot.
For those who have not had the opportunity to see Ito fly; impressive is not enough of a word. If you have a look at the scores, he is at a different level then the rest of the pack. For you 3D’ers, he is well versed at that too.