Dave Lockhart, Captain:

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Dave has been building, designing, and flying Radio Controlled (R/C) aircraft for 41 years from the age of six, learning from his father, a lifelong modeler.  His primary interest is Precision Aerobatics in which he has earned 2 US National Championships and currently competes in the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) - F3A and F3P classes.  He participates in competitions, festivals, air shows, instruction of beginners, presentations, club and community events, online forums, and discussion groups.  He is recognized within the Northeastern US R/C and National Pattern (F3A and F3P) communities.  He currently is the author of the AMA Park Pilot aerobatics column.

  • 2011 USA Pattern Nationals, F3A – 1st
  • 2018 USA F3P Team Trials - 1st
  • 2009 South African Pattern Nationals, F3A – 1st
  • 1998 USA Pattern Nationals, Masters – 1st
  • 2013 Electric Tournament of Champions – 5th
  • 2013 E-Fest F3P Contest - 3rd
  • 2017 Eastern Canadian Championships, F3P – 1st
  • 2018 Northumberland Aviators F3P Contest – 1st
  • 1996 USA Pattern Nationals, Masters – 2nd
  • 1989 USA Pattern Nationals, Expert – 3rd

 Devin McGrath:

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Devin is from Rochester NY and is 29 years old has been flying for 18 years. He flies everything including indoor, giant scale, helicopters, discus launch gliders, and scale models.  He competes in both indoor aerobatics and giant scale freestyle events. This will be his third F3P world championship flying the latest iteration of his own design, the Anubis, and is looking forward to representing the USA in another world championship event.

  • Nine time ETOC competitor - Highest placement 2nd
  • Eight time XFC competitor – Highest placement 4th
  • NEF F3P 2018 – 1st
  • NEF Team Trials 2016 – 2nd
  • World Air Games Dubai Aero musical 2015 – 3rd
  • 2015 F3P World Championships - 15th
  • HEF F3P 2013 – 1st
  • HEF F3P AM 2013 – 2nd

 

Joseph Szczur:

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Joseph is 18 years old and is from Chantilly, VA.  Growing up around model airplanes since he was born, his first official "solo" was at the age of 5 years old.  From there, he competed in his first pattern contest at the age of 7. Here's a list of some of his flying accomplishments since then:

  • 3 time F3A US team member
  • 3 time F3P US team member
  • 2 time F1D US team member
  • 2 time F3A Junior World Champion (2015 and 2017)
  • F3P Vice Junior World Champion
  • 8th place finish at the 2017 F3A World Championships
  • 3 time F1D US record holder
  • 2016 Clover Creek Invitational participant 
  • 2011 National Champion in the Advanced class (pattern)
  • 3 time ETOC participant

 

Greyson Pritchett (Junior):

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Greyson began flying small indoor models when he was around 4-5 years old – mostly in a gym and soloed indoors in 2010.  The following summer he soloed outside and started to fly helicopters indoors as well.  He spent a couple years growing his skills and entered his first contest in 2013, winning the NSRCA District IV Sportsman class of Precision Aerobatics.

Since then:

  • 2014 AMA NATS 3rd Intermediate
  • 2014 NSRCA District IV Intermediate Champion
  • 2015 AMA NATS Advanced National Champion
  • 2015 NSRCA District IV Advanced Champion
  • 2016 AMA NATS 3rd Masters
  • 2016 NSRCA District IV Masters Champion
  • 2017 AMA NATS 2nd Masters
  • 2017 Weak Signals F3A Champion
  • 2017 NSRCA District Masters Champion