This is Andrews 6th time returning to the World Championships and he's very excited for the contest to be in Argentina. He's looking forward to seeing the competitors from all over the world and meeting new people.
His F3A accomplishments are as follows:
- 5-time US F3A Nationals Champion
- 6-time US F3A World Team Member (2007-2017)
- 4-time US F3A World Team Captain
Sponsors: Futaba, Hacker, Thunder Power, Powerbox-Systems, ADC Graphics, Falcon Props, F3A Unlimited, Central Hobbies
Jason is 40 years old and lives in the Orlando, Florida area. He has been around model airplanes all his life, flying them for 37 years. His flying history runs 3 generations deep with his grandfather Leon, father Don, and brother David, and they all still fly. The 4th generation has dabbled a bit with flying as his niece has flown a few times already and his nephew isn’t far off from giving it a try. He has been competing in pattern since his first contest in 1981 and competed in F3A since 1990. He has also been flying Giant Scale for 23 years and competing for 22 years in various events. Jason has also performed in numerous airshows and training seminars around the world and also enjoy flying electrics, pylon, gliders, scale, jets and helicopters. He's honored to have flown Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’s doing training for the government as well.
His F3A accomplishments are as follows:
- 10-time US F3A World Team Member (7-Time Finalist, 6-times in the top 7)
- 3-time US F3A World Team Captain
- 3-time US F3A Pattern National Champion (2004, 07, 08)
- 2009 Australian F3A Pattern National Champion
- 2008, 2012 and 2014 PanAmerican Open Internacional F3A Champion
He is looking forward to going to Argentina with the team and helping bring home the Gold again!
Sponsors: Futaba, Shulman Aviation, JTEC, Kirby's Kustom Graphics, Vel-Tye, Falcon, FTE, CA Model, Plettenberg
Dave Stoddart - Jason's Caller
Jason's caller is Dave Stoddart and he began flying RC in Trinidad in 1985, just before he emigrated to the US with his wife Catherine. They had three boys in 1986 and lived their first year in the US on the West Coast, in a small town called Corvallis, two hours from Portland, Oregon, before they headed east and made thei home in Orlando, Florida. He joined RCACF model club in 1987 and has been a member for 27 years. In 1991 after watching a youngster flying Pattern, named Jason Shulman (who at the time was just 15 years old), he decided that I would like to fly Pattern. Naturally, he just wanted to fly like Jason, and they became friends ever since and Jason has been his mentor. His first contest was in 1991 at the RCACF field and he flew in Novice Class with an Ugly stick. After flying that contest, he got the Pattern bug and have competed in Sportsman, Advance, Masters and eventually FAI.
In 1999, he flew at the World Championships for his country, Trinidad and Tobago, in Pensacola, FL, and then again in Ireland in 2001. In 2003, he teamed up with Jason as his caller and attended World Championships with the USA Team in Poland, France, Argentina, Portugal, South Africa and Switzerland. He currently flies in the Masters class and still enjoys competing and flying all the challenging maneuvers very much.
- First-time US F3A World Team Member
- 2015 US F3A Pattern National Champion
- Multi-time US F3A Finalist ( 11,12,13,14,15,16)
- 2017 Australian F3A Pattern National Runner-up.
- 2014 US F3P Team Alternate
Albert Glenn is the 2016-2017 USA NATS ED, 2007-2011 USA F3A team Manager, B777 Captain, former Director of Operation and Chief pilot for FedEx Express. He is a devoted R/C pilot who is a Contest Director and has judged in an assortment of different contests in Pattern, IMAC and has judged at NPAC, NATS, and also the Masters. Albert has been flying model airplanes since he was 11 years old. He started competing in Pattern in 1988 and is currently flying FAI in pattern after a 7-year absence. He also has three sons, team member AC, one an Event Plannerand an older son that is an MD11 Captain. Albert also has a loving wife who also works for Fedex Express. Albert has devoted most of his life to training and mentoring youth who have the desire to be a part of the Aerospace industry. He is looking forward to helping bring the 2017 F3A World Championship back to the USA.
Joseph Szczur (Junior)
Mark Atwood - Team Manager
My RC background began at the age of 13 building a Heathkit 5 channel radio. I had always had a love for all things that fly, but at that time Heathkits were my passion. Seeing the transmitter and accompanying airplane at our local Heathkit store was more than I could resist. From there I became an avid sport flyer, dabbling in every flying fad from pylon to combat to profile fun fly and helicopters over the next 15 years. Then I discovered pattern in 1989 and never looked back. It’s been my primary passion ever since. My own accomplishments include an Advanced National championship in '97, 2nd in Masters in '99, and a perenial semi-finalist and one time finalist in FAI.
Outside of the hobby, I’m a computer geek by trade, working these past 20+ years for a small consulting firm here in Cleveland where I’ve lived most of my life. I have 2 children, my daughter Taylor, a 4th year student at the University of Cincinnati and Sean, my 18yr old son who is a senior in high school and accomplished pattern flyer moving into masters this coming season.