Mitch Marozas got his start in Competitive R/C Helicopters in August of 2008 at the “Irchas Got Talent” event. This event was sponsored by Empire Hobbies who at the time was one of Scorpions Distributors, and the Gaui Distributorship in the USA. This amateur competition’s 1st place prize was, a Team Rep Position on Team Empire/Scorpion. Mitch at the time was flying Nitro Miniature Aircraft Helicopters, but he won the event and this set him on the path he has been on for the last 11 years.
After this event Mitch went on flying and competing for Team Scorpion and Team Gaui impressing pilots and spectators alike at many events and competitions. He has competed at competitions such as XFC, Ircha’s “ONE” Competition, and Global 3D.
However after 10 Years Mitch has decided to pursue new avenues and change Helicopter Sponsors. However he will continue to fly for Team Scorpion!
On his Social Media Mitch said
“I would like to take a second and announce I will no longer be flying for Gaui/Empire Hobby. I would like to thank Jack Burnside and Dave Sobel for taking a chance on me. The year was 2008, I was a nervous 10 year old boy eager to start my first helicopter contest. Little did I know, this would open so many doors for me. After the contest, Jack offered me a sponsorship and changed my life. Over the last 10+ years I have traveled to places across the world I never would have thought, met thousands of people, and most importantly had fun doing it. Once again thank you Jack, thank you Dave, it has been a dream come true! I will still be traveling to events and flying, just not with a Gaui model. I can’t wait to see what’s in store next.”
A few weeks later he announced that he would be coming full circle and returning to Miniature Aircraft in this post
“Im proud to announce that I have officially joined Team Miniature Aircraft USA. I would like to thank Judith and Josef for giving me the opportunity to fly their products. I must say the quality of this machine is second to none. I would also like to thank Cade Ciripompa for putting me in contact with Miniature.
For those who dont know, I grew up watching Bobby Watts fly his Miniature Aircraft Stratus in the early 2000s. I must have watched his Ircha noon demo video hundreds of times. Soon after that I got my first 700 model, a MA Stratus (which I still have today). That was the model I learned most of my 3D flying on. I felt it was only fitting to come full circle and go back to where it all started. Im excited to work with MA and finally help in some of the design of future products. I will be flying their Whiplash 730E.”
Mitch’s official set up is as follows
We look forward to seeing more from Mitch with his New Sponsor! We have already stated to see some pretty impressive video from him and his new Heli! Here is one example from the “Fall Heli Mow Down” in VA.