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03-01-2017 07:46 PM  16 months agoPost 1
2017F3N

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Greetings fellow R/C model helicopter enthusiasts,

My Name is Greg Jackson, and I am a Team Member for the 2017 USA F3N Model Helicopter World Championships Team. This post is inspired by a previous Team USA F3C campaign. The 2017 F3N World Championships are scheduled to be held July 22 – 29, 2017 in Wloclawek, Poland.

http://www.fai.org/ciam-events/ciam...alendarId=10641

http://rcheli-wchs2017.pl/

The US F3N Team pilots are Jamie Robertson, Nick Maxwell and Greg Jackson.

The US F3N Team needs your help to raise sufficient funds to support this important trip. While the F3C team will receive support from AMA, the F3N Team will not receive any support since this is the first year. It is important for this year's team to do well so that future teams might receive support from AMA. Therefore, the team relies completely on outside contributions. There is a strong possibility of the US Team placing extremely well with the wealth of talent. It is my hope that more awareness will be raised for RC helicopters, and hopefully bring in more hobbyists to support the industry.

There will be multiple options; become a named sponsor, or make a straight up cash donation with no strings attached. For convenience, donations can be made through AMA.

I also implore you to copy this posting into an email to send to all your R/C model helicopter family of friends so they get the word too. Not everyone is on the forum(s) or FaceBook!

Additionally, if you think your club would be interested in making a donation, or know of a prospective corporate sponsor, please let me know via PM or email at F3N2017@gmail.com and I will contact them personally.

I will be very transparent. Each dollar will be accounted for and used only for World Championships: travel and lodging, registration fees, shipping costs for equipment. After championships, if there is anything leftover whatsoever, a donation will be made to a charitable cause. Here is an idea of the costs:

Airline tickets: $1750 (hopefully less)
Registration Fees: est. $700
Car rental: $750 each
Model and battery shipping unknown
Lodging: $2000

It looks like Nick and Jamie will be covered, so I am probably the only one in a dire situation to get there.

Stay tuned for further updates…

Sincerely,
Greg Jackson
2017 USA F3N Team

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03-02-2017 03:03 PM  16 months agoPost 2
CHiatt

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Donations through AMA are tax deductable.
Greg, et al,
Please note that donations to support FAI US Teams are tax deductible if made through the AMA. The monies are collected and distributed to the team members 100%, no administrative fees are incurred. They can be earmarked for a specific FAI team. Any left over funds are banked in the respective team funds to be used by the next WC teams, plus they earn a little bit of interest!

Best Regards,
Cliff

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03-02-2017 03:42 PM  16 months agoPost 3
2017F3N

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Thank you for the tip. I contacted AMA several times about setting up an account like that for F3N. They will not do that for us this year. Truthfully, the other other team members are not in as dire a situation as I am. Since I am new to this I do not have many connections with companies that might help. I am doing everything I can to get to World Championships and hoping that this will help. If you have more ideas at all I would be extremely grateful!

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03-02-2017 04:18 PM  16 months agoPost 4
CHiatt

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Ah...
Interesting. I have to admit that I'm not well versed on the policy for new teams. I'll have to re-read the 'blue book'.

Thanks for the update, I understand your situation. It appears that you are taking the most logical route(s) available at this time.

Regards,
Cliff

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