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Andrew Merlino Among Invitees to Compete at 2012 Extreme Flight Championships

April 13th, 2012

For the third year in a row, A Main Hobbies team pilot Andrew Merlino will compete in the elite invitation-only Extreme Flight Championships, held at the AMA Headquarters in Muncie, IN.

Andrew posing with his new Compass 7HV.

Andrew has been practicing whenever possible for the event, even logging flights in dense Northeaster fog. Here’s a video of Andrew’s new rig in action:

Now in its tenth year, the annual XFC pits the best pilots in the world against one another in a freestyle competition that includes music, pyrotechnics, and incredible 3D aerobatics. Twelve of the biggest names in North America have been confirmed for the event, which takes place June 15-17.

2012 Invitees

  • Colin Bell – Canada
  • Kyle Dahl – USA
  • Nick Maxwell – USA
  • Jamie Robertson – USA
  • Kyle Stacy – USA
  • Ben Storick – USA
  • Bobby Watts – USA
  • James Haley – USA
  • Jesse Kavros – USA
  • Wilson Miller – USA
  • Andrew Merlino – USA
  •  Carl Groover – USA

Andrew's 7HV tick-tocking while his father, Bob, looks on.

Andrew will be looking to improve on his 9th place finish from last year. Good luck, Andrew!

Posted by Aaron Waldron

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