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FOLKERS Thorsten

GER 83



GBR 82


Thorsten Folkers (Germany) wins the FAI WORLD CUP F3F 2013

The F3F WORLD CUP 2013 has finally ended with the last two competitions in Asia, mentioning a record number of participating organizers and pilots. Congratulations to the winner Thorsten Folkers (Germany) as well as the second and third placed Simon Thornton (UK) and Peter Kowalski (Germany), who can welcome the attractive WORLD CUP trophies and diplomas of FAI. But the biggest winner has been our sports class itself. With the inclusion of the Asian scene the WORLD CUP could increase its attractiveness and at the same time establish itself as a world-wide FAI series. New names and organizers have been on the plan. The ‘old continent’ has to realize, that the Far Eastern scene not only became the same level, but might already be a bit ahead. This is the impression you can get if you set the flown results in Taiwan as a standard. Beside these two known organizers, also the South Koreans and our friends in Singapore seem to be interested. Also worth to mention is the number of European pilots, who did not fear the long way to Hong Kong and Taiwan and with this, contributed to a shoulder-to-shoulder relationship with the people there, for which we are thankful. This personal Get-Together is a good base for the future arrangement of the world-wide scene in our class. It also should motivate the European top pilots to challenge ‘Mr. O’ on his house slope. “Hunting Mr. O.” is open!

We would therefore be grateful, if more organizers would participate at the FAI World-Cup series. There is few days left until the “check-in deadline” on the 15th November 2013….So maybe we could say ‘Welcome on board’ a little more often in the future……

Kind regards

Franz Demmler / FAI-CIAM WORLD CUP Coordinator F3F

2014  F3F World Cup competition dates and locations 

  • Rana FAI WORLD CUP "2014 Rana Open" CZE    04 Apr to 06 Apr 2014 - competition website
  • Hainburg FAI WORLD CUP "46th Donau-Wanderpokal" AUT 26 Apr to 27 Apr 2014 - competition website
  • Sommeralm FAI WORLD CUP "Almenland Race" AUT  09 May to 11 May 2014 - competition website
  • Eastbourne FAI WORLD CUP "South of England Open" 10 May to 11. May 2014 - competition website
  • Mechelinki FAI WORLD CUP "2014 Spring Cup" POL  16 May to 18 May 2014 - competition website
  • Wöllaner Nock FAI WORLD CUP "Nockalm-Pokal" AUT  07 Jun to 09 Jun 2014 - competition website
  • Lisboa FAI WORLD CUP "2014 St. Iria Race" POR     05 Jul to 06 Jul 2014 - competition website
  • Tende WORLD CUP "FAI Caussols " FRA  18 Jul to 20 Jul 2014  competition website
  • Gijon FAI WORLD CUP "2014 Asturias F3F Open" ESP 29 Aug to 31 Aug 2014 - competiton website
  • Donovaly FAI WORLD CUP "2014 CSA Cup" SVK 05 Sept to 06 Sept 2014 - competition website
  • Taiwan FAI WORLD CUP "Typhoon Race F3F" TPE  24 Oct to 26 Oct 2014 competition website