|Local RC Club Name
|Orlando Buzzards RC Soaring Society
|Local RC Club Website
The excitement is building for the 8th Annual Gator F3B contest to be held this year at “The Compound” in Palm Bay FL. Google Maps location here. This is a “must attend” event for all sailplane enthusiasts. Everybody is welcome regardless of your skill level. F3B Radio Control soaring is a multi-task international FAI model contest event that provides an exhilarating experience for RC soaring pilots. To compete at the highest level can be very demanding and requires thermal skills above the average. F3B is a format that has traditionally been more popular in Europe and Australia until recent years when there has been a resurgence of interest and F3B activity in the USA.
The Gator F3B is to be conducted at the The Compound near Palm Bay FL. This is an area of land once planned for urban development with roads and streets but never built on. Wikipedia has some background info on it. Google maps Link. The Compound is located approx 10 miles west of I95 in Palm Bay. To get there by car from I95: Take exit 173 toward Malabar Rd NE. Use the 2nd from the right lane to turn right onto Malabar Rd NE (signs for FL-514 W/Malabar Road/San Filippo Drive/Minton Road) Go 0.2 mi and use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto San Filippo Dr SE Go 0.5 mi and turn right onto Jupiter Blvd SE Go 2.5 mi and turn left onto De Groodt Rd SW Go 2.5 mi and turn right onto J.A. Bombardier Blvd Go 2.0 mi and turn left onto Wingham Dr SW Go 1.3 mi and turn left onto Sapodilla Rd SW Destination will be on the right