The BMFA F1C (free flight power) team of Neil Allen, Alan Jack and Ken Faux, with Mike Woodhouse as Team manager, won a Team gold medal at the European Free Flight Championships, Capannori, Italy during August 2012.
In almost perfect conditions the UK team turned in the perfect result, a perfect score. However this was not without the few obligatory heart stopping moments. Ken Faux had a fly away in round 6 and the model was not found until the next day 18 kilometres away from the launch site. On the last flight of the contest the timekeepers gave Alan Jack an engine over-run. A protest to The Jury had the flight declared legal. As a result the UK tied with Russia. A deciding fly off was held at sunrise the next morning in which the UK demolished the Russian team to take team gold.