The 2016 Team

Kyle Paulson

kyleKyle lives in Westlake Village, California. He is married to his wife Mary Pat and together they have 4 children; Courtney, Christian, Kyler and Koby. Kyle has been a SoCal resident most of his life and plans to stay for years to come. He and his family love to camp and travel, many times going to locations and events centered on soaring competitions and fly sites.

Competition is the big draw for Kyle in all types of soaring. His specialty has been F3F and he is now branching out to F3B, Thermal Duration and F3K. He flies to compete and does well under pressure. He has been flying RC for 10 years and loves it more than ever. Some of his accomplishments include: 2 time F3F Viking Team member placing 10th in 2006 in Scotland and 5th at the 2008 Viking Race in Slovakia. He is currently the Southern California F3F Point Series Champion, 3 consecutive years in a row, 2006, 2007 and 2008. He also is the Point Series Champion of the 2008 F3F So Cal Cup. Kyle has also held multiple World Records, Dynamic Soaring.

Kyle is currently flying the Freestyler 3 and has two Freestyler 4’s coming and loves them for both F3F and F3B. For Thermal Duration he flies the Icon 2 and for F3K, the Aspirin. Again he can’t say enough good things about these models. Kyle is an Airtronics Factory Pilot and uses The SD-10G.

Brandon Monte

Brandon with his youngest son Brian

Brandon with his youngest son Brian

Brandon began flying RC in the mid 80’s. He was first introduced to the world of RC mainly flying PSS planes at Point Fermin in San Pedro, CA. He continued flying until the early 90’s when life took over and then took a break until early 2004 when he dove back into the world of PSS. Shortly thereafter he was introduced to F3F racing in 2006 and began competing on the local Southern California circuit with SCSR (Southern California Slope Racing.) He spent the next 5 years learning plane setup, flying styles, and energy management. He quickly advanced through the ranks and developed into one of the premier F3F pilots in the US. Along the way Brandon won several SCSR F3F competitions and after years of hard work has now fulfilled one of his dreams to make the US Team and compete internationally representing the USA. This will be his first trip across the pond to compete in a World Championship event. He currently holds the Presidents position for SCSR.

Brandon currently resides near Corona, Ca. and has a lovely wife Dawn of 18 years and 2 sons Trevor and Brian ages 15 and 12. Brian the youngest loves to hang out with dad at the slope and run the CD chair. He does a great job and knows how to keep a race running at such a young age! Brandon currently runs a local Real Estate business and enjoys helping others find their dream homes! He is certified in distressed properties and specializes in assisting distressed homeowners. He also enjoys Golf in his spare time and other outdoor activities.

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Steve Situm

Steve has been competing in F3F primarily in Northern California, but recently he’s been travelling to Southern California races to prepare for the world championship in Denmark. He’s designed planes that have won the International Slope Race, and one of the first RC sailplanes to DS over 300mph. Steve is currently flying the Pike Precision with a DX-18.

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