Equipe / Team 2020

 

Following the 1 year selection process, based on the 3 best results among the french league, 2 selection contests, an FAI contest, the french F3F team 2020 is composed of:

  • 1. Sébastien LANES (Pilote / Pilot)
  • 2. Aubry GABANON (Pilote / Pilot)
  • 3. Philippe LANES (Pilote / Pilot)
  • 4. Hervé DALL'AVA (Pilot suppléant/ Remplacement pilot)
  • 5. Jean-Luc FOUCHER (Aide / Helper)
  • 6. Frédéric HOURS (Chef d'équipe / Team Manager) 

 

Sébastien LANES

  • Sébastien started aeromodelling and F3F at 16 years old. With the help of his sensei Philippe Lanes (father), he learned the discipline really fast with his proper smooth style prioritising the conservation of the energy. He has been qualified in the French F3F Team for the 1st time at 18 years old.

PALMARES

  • 2019 French F3F Championship - Winner
  • 2018 French F3F Championship - Winner
  • 2017 French F3F speed record 26.85s (2017)
  • 2017 Eurotour/World Cup "Lemoncello Cup" Col de Tende – 1st runner-up
  • 2016 & 2014 French F3F Vice-Champion 
  • 2015 Eurotour/World Cup "Lemoncello Cup" Col de Tende – Winner
  • 2014 Contest Eurotour overall ranking - 1st runner-up
  • 2014 Eurotour/World Cup La Muela F3F - 1st runner-up
  • 2014 Eurotour "Alpine Cup" Briançon - 1st runner-up
  • 2014 Eurotour/World Cup "Lemoncello Cup" – 2nd runner-up
  • 2013 Gold Team Medal at the F3F European Championship (8th individual)
  • 2012 Eurotour "Alpine Cup" Briançon - Winner
  • 2012 Eurotour "Lemoncello Cup" Caussols – 1st runner-up

EQUIPMENT

  • Freestyler 5 from TUDM
  • Shinto BPRo from AerOTec
  • Radio - FUTABA T18SZ 

 


Aubry GABANON

  • I started aeromodelling at 14 years old, in the nearby club where I was able to be accompanied in my wish to learn aerobatics on Extra300 aircraft, and then, a little by chance, a pilot let me try its glider in the mountains. Since then, I've never picked up. I continued to improve myself, at random from a meeting with a colleague at Airbus who guided me to small pylon racing competitions, so I officially started my story in F3F. In doing so, I took over the organization and increased the frequency of these competitions allowing as many modelers as possible to try this sport. In parallel with my progress, and my selections in the French Team, I write articles for the federal magazine, I organize French Championships and French Cup on various sites, and now an international competition. I started to join the French Team in 2016, the beginning of a great story...

PALMARES

  • 2019 Vice-champion at the French F3F Championship
  • 2018 World Cup & Eurotour "North of England" - 5th place
  • 2018 World Cup & Eurotour "Vosges" - 5th place
  • 2017 4th place at the French Championship
  • 2017 World Cup & Eurotour "Pyrennes Cup F3F"  - 2nd place
  • 2016 Sliver Team medal at World Championship in Denmark
  • 2016 5th place in individual ranking at World Championship in Denmark
  • 2016 Bronze medal at the French Championship
  • 2016 World Cup & Eurotour "Pyrennes Cup F3F"  - Winner
  • 2015 French F3F Cup - Winner

EQUIPMENT

  • Freestyler 6 from TUDM
  • Shinto BPRo from AerOTec
  • Radio - FUTABA T18MZ

Philippe LANES

  • I caught the virus when I was 10 years old, a glider box was lying on a shelf in my room when I had caught chickenpox. 
    So I started to build my first model, it was only the beginning of a long story that would accompany me over the years 
    Self-taught in this field I learned to build and manage on my own. The glider has become my faithful friend and competition has always been my passion. Once upon a time, a friend introduced me to the F3F, I invested myself in the practice of this exciting discipline where nothing is ever acquired.
    My son Sébastien who has been with me since his early childhood on the competitions has finally joined me and become as passionate as I was, his progress was much faster than mine, today he is regularly before his father for my greatest happiness. We now do podiums together, have gone all over France, Europe and even Asia to practice our exciting hobbies. We have already been in the French team several times but never together!
    In 2020 a new page will be written for us the French team will be a bit like ours. A kind of grail for me, Aubry Gabanon who completes the French pilot and friend team with whom we have shared many competitions and trips. 
    It is therefore a close-knit team completed by our coach Fred Hours, who was also international for the France team, enriched by Jean-Luc Foucher for the theoretical and technical aspects.

PALMARES

  • 2016 Sliver Team medal at World Championship in Denmark
  • 2014 Gold Team medal at World Championship in Slovakia
  • 2014 Vice champion in individual ranking at World Championship in Slovakia
  • 2010 Gold Team medal at Viking race

EQUIPMENT

  • Freestyler 6 from TUDM
  • Shinto BPRo from AerOTec
  • Radio - FUTABA T18MZ

 


Hervé DALL'AVA

  • Hervé is our alternate pilot, but not the least. He took on this exciting and technical sport with passion and assiduity that much envy him. Always a keen meteorologist, he will bring to the team all his little tricks that will make our lives easier.

Jean-Luc FOUCHER

  • Jean-Luc comes from a famous company as head of satellite program. In his free times, he had designed, with success, gliders since years. So he is our aerodynamic specialist who provide to the team all the calculations and verifications, thinking every flight phases to get efficient results.

Fédéric HOURS

  • I started around 14 years old when my neighbor gives me a Multiplex Filius to build entirely. I disassemble the radio from my remote control car and I’m off to make my first flights. Not having a club nearby I started with a lot of breakdowns but always stay motivated.
    In the following times, I tested the plane but stayed rather towards the gliders and the constructions of different models.
    I discovered the f3f during the meeting in Valdrome (FRA) in 95’ where the atmosphere and the principle of combining speed and technique addicted me.
    Since yet, the F3F infected me.

PALMARES

  • Gold Team medal at World Championship 2014 in Slovakia
  • European Champion individual ranking at European Championship 2013
  • European Gold Team medal at European Championship 2013
  • Bronze medal at French Championship in 2013
  • Bronze medal at French Championship in 2011