I want to let the soaring community know that I have informed the Academy of Model Aeronautics of my resignation from the 2011 USA F3b Soaring Team.
I have already discussed this with the current Team Manager and alternate pilot Tom Kiesling as well as the other team members. It's not an easy decision. I don't believe I can be properly prepared for the trip to China and balance it with the rest of my life. I wish the team the best of luck and will do whatever I can to help the team have a successful trip to the World Championships in China.