The author was dragged 3 years ago by a colleague to an F3J competition. Until then, his opinion of F3J was actually not the best. Boring, no action - something for calmer days. Polishing the edge on a slope and rushing over the hill with a lot of speed make a lot more fun. Yes, that's fun too! However, the diversity of F3J is underestimated and ridiculed by many. Finding the thermals and staying upstairs for 10 minutes is not always that easy. Most of the time it is flown at a great distance to find an updraft, not infrequently the pilots take some risk. At least it fascinated me and still does.
The Swiss F3J scene includes about 30 F3J pilots who regularly participate in Swiss competitions. The participation of Swiss pilots in competitions abroad is a maximum of 10. So far, a Swiss-Championship was performed in Switzerland as well as various competitions in winter in the context of the Winter League (www.winterliga.ch). Newcomers or those interested are welcome to gather their first experiences in the winter league, as a beginner you will be divided into a group of experienced pilots. The only thing you should bring is an airworthy model. Everything else will be shown to you. With some experience, you can also participate in the Swiss-Championship.
In Advent 2017, Dominique Wettstein