In 2011 the FAI Rotorcraft Commission (CIG) approved the concept of an inter crew competition using the internet, to encourage helicopter crews to issue challenges across the world with each crew participating in their own country but on an agreed date.

How to participate

A crew (pilot and single bucket operator) can issue a challenge by internet or direct email to another crew outside the challenger’s country.

If the challenge is accepted the crews must agree on a date for the challenge to take place.

The challenge must be observed and ratified by an independent expert on FAI/CIG International Judge.

The full details plus photographic evidence will be sent by each crew to FAI/CIG-Official Judge and to the crew challenged.

The Judge having approved the results will ensure that they are published on the FAI CIG Webpage. 
He may request further evidence.

There is no limit in the number of challenges that a crew can make in the course of a calendar year.


At the end of the year the FAI Rotorcraft Commission (CIG) will decide on the overall winner. An annual trophy will be presented.