National Free Flight Society

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USA Youth program special.

  1. NFFS Scholarship Information
  2. USA Junior Team Sponsorship.


NFFS Scholarship Information

The National Free Flight Society awards college scholarships to high school students who are active in free flight.
In awarding scholarships, the Scholarship Committee considers the applicants’ involvement and achievements in free flight model aviation, academic achievement, involvement in school and community activities, and other achievements.
To initiate the scholarship application process one or more active members of the National Free Flight Society must sponsor an applicant. Scholarships may be used only for post-secondary school educational programs, including college/university or technical training.
The Scholarship Committee Chairman must receive applications for scholarships for the 2023 – 2024 academic year by May 1, 2024.
How to Apply –
Download and complete the Scholarship Application, instructions included
Email the complete forms to Sevak Malkhasyan,


USA Junior Team Sponsorship

Dear Free Flight Community,

As a 4x team member and now 3x manager of the USA Jr. Team I would like to thank all individuals who have donated and will be donating to the 2024 Outdoor Free Flight Jr. Program! With the AMA financing only a 1/4 of the Jr. World Championship trip to Prilep, Macedonia we are seeking the support of our FF community to fund the remaining expenses. The 2024 team will consist of 9 competitors, the largest group of dedicated flyers we have had in over a decade!  Our goal is to raise sufficient funds so the junior competitors will have no out of pocket expense for:

  • Entry fees
  • Airline travel
  • Oversized model box fees
  • Lodging
  • Rental car

Their supporters (family members) pay their own way.

I would like to introduce you all to our 2024 USA Outdoor Jr. Free Flight Team!! The F1A team consists of Anat Goldstein ( Female Open World Champion ), Johnny Mah-Gersting, John Kim, and Daniel Guo. Our F1B team consists of Ittai Kohavi ( Jr World Champion), Adith Alagiri, Reema Satyan, and Tia Zheng. Representing F1P is Emrick Smith. All but two competitors will be participating in their first ever Outdoor Free Flight World Championships!

The Assistant Team Manager will be lifelong educator Tim Batiuk! He has recruited 5 of our 9 team members and has been actively coaching them for the past two years.

Having worked directly with all team members over the past two year selection program, I can testify to all members’ commitment as well as desire to support one another. One of the most unified groups of competitors and families I have experienced in my involvement in the past 7 Jr.Team cycles.

Team Sponsorship Opportunities

   Need Suggested Donation
Sponsor Team Jackets $1000 You will receive an Official Team Jacket & Key Chain
Sponsor Team Shirts/ Polo/ Hat $500 You will receive an Official Team Ceremony Polo & KeyChain
Sponsor Team Accommodations $150 You will receive an Team Shirt & Key Chain
Sponsor Team Transportation Costs $100 You will receive an Team Key Chain

Please send your tax deductible donation via:

  1. National Free Flight Society Website
    1. Click ” DONATE at the top right and select ” US Junior Outdoor Team”


  1. If you wish for your donation to be DOUBLED through corporate matching, you can donate directly to Sevak Malkhasyan. Feel free to reach out or (323) 394 – 3424

The FAI FF Jr Team Selection Program requires that the team manager give a full accounting of all funds.  Blake Jensen, the Team Selection Chairman, will be monitoring the AMA and donated funds.

Thank You All for your generosity!!
Sevak Malkhasyan
Team Manager, USA Outdoor Jr. Free Flight Team