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2013 Belgian Open Helicopter Championship in Saint Hubert, Belgium

2013 Belgian Open Helicopter Chp

All the pictures of this event are on Flickr !

Help us promote helicopter activities amongst youngsters

searchrescueThe FAI Rotorcraft Commission (CIG) is calling all helicopter pilots and fans to help promote rotorcraft and search and rescue activities amongst the young of the World.

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Ananov breaks 52-year-old rotorcraft world records

Ananov-records-2013The FAI has recently ratified two rotocraft world records claimed by Sergey Ananov from Russia.

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14th FAI World Helicopter Championship

14-w-helico-chp-drakinoThere is now a playlist with all the videos of the competition on the CIG Youtube Channel

Poland bid to host the 15th FAI World Helicopter Championship

aero-club-poland-bid-w-helicopter-chpAero Club of Poland has made a Bid to host the event at Gdynia-Kosakowa, the home base of the Polish SAR Helicopters.

The Bid brings forward the next World Championship by 1 year thus avoiding any conflict with any World Air Games proposals for 2015.

The FAI Rotorcraft Commission meets in March 2013 to consider this offer.

Tony Iberler, youngest pilot ever to participate in a world helicopter competition

Tony IberlierTony Iberler qualified as an Helicopter Pilot in Germany on his 17th birthday, one year before he can legally drive a car.

In 2012, still aged 17, he was selected as a member of the German National Team participating in the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championship, Moscow. The youngest ever pilot to participate at that high level. He won second place in his class.

Prince Alvaro de Orleans Borbon Grant awarded to Reichert for the "Atlas" Human-Powered Helicopter project

Todd Reichert-Cameron RobertsonDuring yesterday's Awards Ceremony of the 106th FAI General Conference in Antalya, Turkey, Todd Reichert was announced to be selected as the winner of the prize of the Prince Alvaro de Orleans Borbon Grant for the project called "Atlas" Human-Powered Helicopter.

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14th FAI World Helicopter Championship in Drakino, Russia

Jury and Chief Judge drakinoJury and Chief Judge at work

14th FAI World Helicopter Championship in Drakino, Russia

Drakino-helicopterThe pictures of the competition are now online !

Maxim Sotnikov (RUS): Helicopter Pilot

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Although Maxim Sotnikov learned to fly helicopters only 6 years ago, he is already one of the world’s best pilots and will be one to watch at the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championship that will take place at Drakino Airfield, Russia, from 22 to 26 August 2012.

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1st flight of FAI On-line Helicopter competition

David Monks CIG-UK-2012Sunday 27th May at Wellesbourne Mountford Airfield, Wellesbourne, England

David Monks has flown the FAI On-line Helicopter Competition in one minute and 17 seconds scoring 290 points out of a possible 300 points. Caroline Gough-Cooper was in the cockpit as crewman. The event was scored and witnessed by three international judges - Roy Harford, Julian Darker and Arno Glover.

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