The World Helicopter Championship Competition Events
The World Helicopter Championships as an event was conceived over 30 years ago after two helicopter pilots (British & German) met by chance in an airport lounge, and discussed the subject as to which country they thought had the world's best helicopter pilots.
This eventually lead to the first World Championships being held in 1971 in Vodick, Poland. The event now takes place every three years and continues to maintain a strong interest with potential host nations competitively bidding every three years to hold the event.
The rules for the Championships are determined and controlled by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI). The current world rules can be found here.
All participating countries are members of the FAI Rotorcraft Commission. Most delegations from each country hold their own national competitions every year in their home country to the rules of the World Championships.
Each event within the World Championship is designed to test the flying and navigational skills of both pilot and co-pilot.